Northern New England Geriatric Education Center

The Northern New England Geriatric Education Center (NNEGEC) helps to improve the health and quality of life for older adults by expanding the capacity of the healthcare workforce to provide high-quality, safe, and interprofessional care to older adults, with a specific emphasis on caring for older adults in rural and underserved areas of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

The NNEGEC is one of 48 programs funded nationally through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). Over the past decade, the NNEGEC has trained 16,000 individuals in more than 500 programs. From June 2021 to July 2022, our GWEP provided 800 hours of educational content for patients, care partners, and healthcare professionals.

NNEGEC results

From June 2022 to July 2023, the Geriatric Education Center:

  • Provided 1,000 hours of educational content to patients, care partners, and health professionals.
  • Made 2,790 points of contact (a person in a program) of patients and care partners.
  • Made 1,249 points of contact of health professionals and health professions students.

NNEGEC programs

Our programs include intensive trainings for professionals and providers working with older adults, educational materials, and consultation on best practices in geriatric care. Topics that the NNEGEC has provided education on in the past year include:

  • Advance care planning
  • Chronic care management
  • Dementia care
  • Fall risk reduction
  • Hoarding disorder
  • Medicare Annual Wellness Visits

The NNEGEC is part of the Education pillar under Dartmouth Health's Geriatric Center of Excellence (GCOE). The GCOE is committed to delivering world-class, person-centered care to older adults across northern New England and creating an Age-Friendly Health System.

We work with many partners to ensure that training programs meet the needs of a wide range of audiences. Some partners from our current program include:

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $4,125,000 with 0% percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit the HRSA website.