HRSA Announces Two Geriatrics Funding Opportunities
Opportunity 1: Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program (HRSA-19-007)
Fiscal Year 2019 Application Due Date: January 15, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program (GACA). The purpose of the GACA Program is to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health.
GACA recipients develop the necessary skills to lead health care transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved areas, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults.
GACA applicants are encouraged to address HHS and HRSA clinical priorities around substance and opioid use disorder, value-based care, and mental health.
Approximately $ 2,000,000 will be awarded to fund 26 grants. Applicants can apply for up to $75,000 per year.
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Opportunity 2: Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (HRSA-19-008)
Fiscal Year 2019 Application Due Date: February 6, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to establish and operate geriatrics education centers to develop a healthcare workforce that integrates geriatrics and primary care to improve health outcomes for older adults.
This program develops partnerships between academia, primary care, and community-based organizations to educate and train a workforce to provide value-based care for older adults.
GWEP focuses on training geriatrics specialists, primary care providers, and health professions students, residents, fellows, and faculty, to assess and address the primary care needs of older adults, including mental health issues.
Training is also provided to patients, families, caregivers, and the direct care workforce to increase their knowledge and skills and improve health outcomes for older adults. GWEP trainees will use standardized performance measures on dementia, opioids, and advance care plans.
Approximately $35,730,000 will be awarded to fund 47 cooperative agreements. Applicants can apply for up to $750,000 per year, which includes at least $100,000 for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) education and training.
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018