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Oregon Geriatric Education Center

The Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC) serves the state of Oregon.  The mission of the OGEC is to improve the care of older adults through the interdisciplinary education and training of health care providers.

In the next half century, the population of older adults in the United States is projected to more than double in size—from 31 million to 80 million.  Most older adults receive care from health professionals whose educational preparation focused on younger persons. Older adults have complex health care needs, and increased numbers of health professionals, prepared in gerontology, are needed to care for this growing population.  In terms of total population, nine of Oregon's rural counties contain 20% or more residents over the age of 65.  OGEC's work plan contains a concentrated focus on evidence-based falls prevention and the training of interprofessional health care teams in rural areas of Oregon.

The OGEC is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Division, Bureau of Health Professions (Grant Number: UB4HP19057).

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