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Welcome to SGEC -- a National Resource Center in Ethnogeriatrics

sgec Webinar Series:

2014 Webinar Series
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SGEC Webinar Archive Available for viewing

Alzheimer's Circle of Care Conference Nov 8

10th Annual Conference for Families
Alzheimer's Association

"Shared Decision Making" Conference Jan 9

Shared Decision Making for Diverse Patients and Families for Dialysis and Other EOL Considerations

"Age in Action" Case Study

The Necessity of Leisure and Physical Activity


SGEC Skills Training Institute

SGEC is now offering Skills Training!!


2014-15 Faculty Development Program

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Program Application Form


New Fotonovela available for download

Together We Can! Facing memory loss as a family


Family Caregiving Workshops

Free Interactive Workshops in 2014


SGEC Calendar

Dr. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson and Dr. Melen McBride of SGEC
Complete video series of the 16th Annual Updates on Dementia: Translating Research Into Practice
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Foster City, CA

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.

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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 .

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 .

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

SGEC & SJSU Collaboration

San Jose State University and SGEC Partnership (external link)

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