About H-GEC

The Houston Geriatric Education Center (H-GEC) is funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services. The grant was initially funded in 2007 with renewed funding for five years beginning in 2010. (Grant #UB4HP19058).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB4HP19058 and titled the Houston Geriatric Education Center. The information and content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government.

The goal of the H-GEC is to provide faculty, students, and practicing healthcare providers with the knowledge and skill to sustain and create healthier communities for vulnerable older people.

The H-GEC has established a collaborative partnership in geriatric education and training with faculty in

Schools of...

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Public Health
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • GSBS

Texas Woman's University Schools of...

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

University of Houston Schools of...

  • Pharmacy
  • Social Work
  • Optometry
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders

Sam Houston State University

  • College of Criminal Justice

The interdisciplinary faculty designs and develops curriculum and educates healthcare students, providers, and faculty and community service providers, such as adult protection staff, local police and sheriff departments, financial planners, elder law attorneys, and voluntary ombudsmen, on the care of vulnerable elders.

Education and training opportunities are offered through:

Intensive certificate programs in geriatrics and gerontology for interdisciplinary healthcare providers

A faculty development course for Houston Community College faculty who teach in healthcare programs

Programs in palliative and end of life care for teams of interdisciplinary healthcare providers in acute care settings

Short courses and trainings for healthcare providers, students and faculty and community service providers

An annual student competition in which interdisciplinary teams of students from 9 different healthcare disciplines assess frail elders in community settings

This page last updated on April 24, 2019