Stanford Geriatric
Education Center

Consortium Members

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford University

SGEC’s administrative home is in the Center for Education and Research in Family and Community Medicine in the General Medical Disciplines in the Department of Medicine in Stanford University School of Medicine. SGEC participates in the programs of the School of Medicine through teaching in the didactic programs for medical students and physician assistant students and through teaching in the clinical training programs for medical students.

San Jose State University (SJSU)

San Jose State University

For over two decades, the unique partnership between San Jose Statue University and SGEC has increased ethnogeriatric content for faculty and students at SJSU. This content has taken the form of didactic and experiential training in six university departments/programs (nursing, social work, occupational therapy, nutrition, gerontology, and communication disorders) including clinical sites in nursing homes, chronic and acute disease hospitals, ambulatory care centers, senior centers, and other aging-related sites. The partnership has also resulted in joint projects with community based agencies, publications, presentations at professional meetings, faculty development opportunities, mentorships, and numerous other collaborations. Current SJSU faculty affiliates include:
     College of Applied Sciences and Arts
           Charles Bullock, PhD, Dean
           Greg Payne, PED, Associate Dean, Research
           Alice Hines, PhD, Interim Associate Dean
       Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP)
           Sang E. Lee, PhD, Interim Director
       School of Social Work
           Sadhna Diwan, PhD, CHAMP Director
           Sang E. Lee, PhD
       The Valley Foundation School of Nursing
           Toby Adelman, PhD, RN
           Daryl Canham, EdD, RN
       Department of Occupational Therapy
           Heidi McHugh Pendleton, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Chair
           Gigi Smith, MS, OTR/L, SWC
       Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging
           Caroline Fee, MA
       Health Science Department
           Brian Grossman, PhD
     Connie L. Lurie College of Education
       Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
           Michael Kimbarow, PhD, Chair

Community Health Partnership

The Community Health Partnership (CHP) represents eleven non-profit Community Health Centers providing health services at 31 sites, including five school health centers, three free clinics, an Indian Health Center, and seven family planning clinics in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The combined clinics serve close to 200, 000 patients per year with more than 480,000 patient visits annually to an ethnically diverse population.

Santa Clara County Mental Health

Santa Clara County’s Department of Mental Health provides “safety net” services designed to meet the inpatient and outpatient mental health needs of county residents. SGEC collaborates with the network of approximately 20 contracted, community-based, outpatient mental health clinics.

Services are provided in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at all clinics; some also provide mental health services in other languages such as Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog, and Cambodian. In addition to general services including: assessment; psychotropic medication prescription, review, and management; case management; and psychotherapy, there are also specific services such as emergency housing and wellness promotion that are operated by the Department.

There is also an Older Adult Services Program in place that works to coordinate services, particularly for low income older adults.

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