Montana Geriatric Education Center

Professional Development & Continuing Education in Geriatric Care

The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC), at University of Montana, which administers a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is an interdisciplinary center whose purpose is to improve health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics into primary care and developing a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement.


MTGEC's 3 Initiatives

Integrate Geriatrics into Primary Care - Geriatric training will aid in the development of geriatric programs and services in community health centers to improve health outcomes for Montana's older adults. Health care professionals and students will expand their skills in working with older adults. Patients, families, and caregivers will be engaged and will gain confidence in managing the patients' conditions.

Develop the Interprofessional Geriatric Workforce - MTGEC will provide training for an interprofessional geriatric workforce to meet the needs of older adults and their caregivers and ultimately to improve health outcomes.

Provide Education to Support Older Adults, Caregivers, and Communities - MTGEC will provide education and training for older adults, caregivers, and communities through partnerships and collaborations with local and state agencies in order to improve health outcomes and quality of care for older adults.



U1QHP28733, $3,750,000, July 1, 2019-June 30, 2024-100% federally funded. This publication 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 $3,750,000.  The contents are those of the program and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.