Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) promotes development of the health care workforce and quality care for older adults through community-based programs that equip patients, families, and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to improve quality of care and health outcomes among older adults.
Maine’s GWEP—known as AgingME — aims to create a more age-friendly health system by better preparing an age-capable workforce, transforming primary care practices and engaging and empowering older adults.
The 5-year, $3.75 million Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant is sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. UNE COM, working in close collaboration with the University of Maine and multiple statewide partners, was one of 48 organizations nationally to receive this funding.
Under the umbrella of a statewide AgingME Council, Aging ME will improve the alignment of new and existing primary care and community-based efforts in geriatrics and create synergies for the well-being of older Mainers.