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The Dakota Geriatric Education Center

jessievenegas Jessie Venegas — 11/01/2009

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The Dakota Geriatric Education Center (GEC) is a comprehensive geriatric education program that is located in the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UNDSMHS). The project is a consortium effort designed to meet the unique geriatric health care needs of North Dakota elders throughout the state, by providing educational experiences at the undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate level. The project places a special emphasis on American Indian elders concentrated on five reservations, an area primarily served by the Indian Health Service (IHS), and four urban areas that are experiencing an increase in American Indian elders due to the proximity of tertiary health care services. In addition to the University of North Dakota SMHS, the consortium includes the United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) and the North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy (NDSUSP). The Dakota GEC will provide training for the following health professions: Family physicians, internists, and generalists through a statewide network of family practice centers, the UNDSMHS Continuing Medical Education Program, and the state association of family physicians. Nurses, including the full spectrum of nursing professions (family nurse practioners, graduate prepared nurses, bachelors prepared nurses, certificate prepared nurses, certified nurse anesthetists, and nursing assistants of all types).

Fragility, pluripathology/polipathology and/or complex chronic diseases

Goals Prevention:
Funding for detection programs , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention , Focuses on social inequalities
Goals Detection:
Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures , Shows new evidence on the importance of early detection, including guidelines of effective practices , Advances public education on the importance of early detection
Goals Treatment:
Develop basic elements for an integrated health system , Provides support health policies to facilitate the planning and integration at locally and regionally , Strengthens cooperative local groups to provide integral services , Improving access to health services across the entire spectrum, from prevention to treatment , Ensures the best quality of health services , It facilitates the management by processes , Emphasizes the care of pluri-pathological and fragile patients
Goals self-management:
Refocuses the health system to support self-management , Promotes patient involvement in planning services , Improving support services with an emphasis on peer support, the disabled and carers , Allows remote support to patients and their carers from health professionals




North Dakota

North Dakota

Grand Forks

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202
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