Welcome to SGEC — a National Resource Center in Ethnogeriatrics

Stanford Geriatric Education Center (SGEC) is a nationally recognized leader in the field of ethnogeriatrics, or health care for elders from diverse populations. Since SGEC was funded by the Bureau of the Health Professions (BHPr) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 1987, hundreds of resources have been developed, and over 1600 trainings have been conducted with over 32,000 faculty and health care providers from a variety of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, pastoral counseling, and related fields.

Collaborative Opportunities

SGEC welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with community agencies that provide health or mental health care to ethnically diverse older adults to develop training programs in ethnogeriatrics for health care providers. Training can be provided on site or delivered through technologies of various kinds. To discuss these opportunities please contact stanfordgec@stanford.edu.

SGEC also welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with community and four-year colleges and universities to develop tailored, technology-based faculty development programs incorporating ethnogeriatric information. Institutions serving diverse student bodies with limited access to Geriatric Education Centers (GECs) in their region are particularly invited to contact SGEC at stanfordgec@stanford.edu.

SGEC works with community and academic partners to develop and implement research on topics in ethnogeriatrics, for example, improving diabetes self-care in minority elders. The opportunity to discuss ideas for collaborative research and program evaluation, and options to secure funding to support these efforts is welcome. Please contact Dr. Gallagher-Thompson dolorest@stanford.edu.

Upcoming Events...

February 23, 2015
Dementia Care Education Conference

Sheraton Grand, Sacramento

February 25, 2015
Dementia Care Education Conference
Pasadena Convention Center

Nephrology Conference
Shared Decision Making with Diverse Patients
Concerning Dialysis and Palliative Care Resources:
A Skill-Based Learning Conference
January 9, 2015
8:30am – 4pm

Sobrato Center, 330 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
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Webinar Series
SGEC webinars are taught by cutting edge professionals covering issues of pressing importance to care providers.

Preparing for the Changing Horizon

A timely educational conference designed for diverse Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual and Transgender older adult caregivers, their care receivers with cognitive challenges, family and friends, as well as healthcare/social service providers and policy makers .