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New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging

Web Resources

We have compiled a helpful list of web resources. Please click on each title to be directed to the individual websites.

Administration for Community Living
The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease research.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Healthy Aging
Materials that are designed to assist health professionals in learning about and engaging in activities of CDC’s Healthy Aging Program and The Healthy Brain Initiative to promote independence and wellbeing.

DHHS-HRSA Training Curriculum: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
United States Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA) has developed new training modules for educating the nation’s workforce and caregivers about caring for people living with dementia. A set of 16 core and four supplemental modules for health educators to train the primary care workforce on dementia care and help providers address caregiver needs. There are also five supplemental modules for caregivers.

Eldercare Workforce Alliance
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance is a group of 31 national organizations, joined together to address the immediate and future workforce crisis in caring for an aging America.

Eldercare Workforce Alliance Advocacy Toolkit: The Geriatrics Enhancement Program
This toolkit provides staff and advocates with information and tools to educate Congress about the importance of having a health workforce prepared to meet the needs of a growing elderly population and providing funding for geriatrics through the annual appropriations process.

Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers
The Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECCs) are United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) centers of excellence focused on aging. They were established by Congress in 1975 in order to improve the health and health care of older Veterans.

GeriU.org - The Online Geriatrics University
Innovative learning sessions, small group sessions and self-learning (training modules on GeriU, assigned readings, and PBL-style learning issues) emphasize the knowledge and skills required for working with an aging community.

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Since its start in 1996, the singular mission of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) has been to shape the quality of health care of older adults. The commitment of the HIGN leadership, staff and affiliate organizations has made HIGN a globally-recognized geriatric presence.

Harvard Macy Institute
The Harvard Macy Institute brings together health care professionals, educators, and leaders to discuss the critical challenges of the day and design innovative solutions that have a lasting impact on the way medicine is practiced and students are educated.

Health in Aging
This site, created by the American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation and overseen by a team of experts, is a great resource for information on common diseases and disorders affecting older adults, specific considerations for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, and resources tailored to specific topics and conditions.

National Association for Geriatrics Education
The National Association for Geriatric Education (NAGE) is a non-profit membership organization representing geriatric education centers and other groups and organizations that provide education and training to health professionals in the areas of geriatrics and gerontology. NAGE is dedicated to improving the education, supply, distribution, diversity and quality of health professionals serving older adults, and to educate policy makers and the public about the need for geriatric education. It is the source for public policy updates and archives, action alerts, finding member organizations, announcements and jobs, events calendar and quarterly features.

New Jersey Department of Health
The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. Their five branches: Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.

Portal of Geriatric Online Education
These tools can be used to enhance classroom materials or as building blocks for curriculum.

The American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence and quality of life of older people. Our nearly 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and internists.

The Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers and the general public.

United States Department of Health and Human Services
In 2015, The Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA), established the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, also known as the GWEP. This program helps develop a health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care.