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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island

U.S. Government Agencies

Administration on Aging - This is a link to a AOA's home page where you will find news releases, program announcements, Medicare updates, etc. related to health and aging. There is a sub-section with information targeted for Elders and Families. Source: AOA

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) - The web site contains information on quality measurement, research findings, health data, funding sources, clinical information and more.

Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) - The site offers an overview of the Health Resources and Services Administration Health Professions geriatrics and allied health programs.

Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) - BPHC, part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, focuses on health care for the underserved and eliminating health disparities. A section for clinicians includes information and links to best practice guidelines, patient education, training opportunities, HIV/AIDS clinical protocols, etc. Source:BPHC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - This is a link to CDC's web page on healthy aging. The CDC site in general contains a wealth of information, including health data and statistics, prevention guidelines, funding sources, press releases and health news.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics - This is a link to their recently published report, "Older Americans Update 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being." The report is divided into five topic areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care. Information is available for ordering hard copies and downloading PDF files.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - This is a link to HRSA's home page.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI is part of the National Institutes of Health. This site contains information on scientific resources, news releases, clinical guidelines, studies seeking patients, and advances in clinical technlogies. Source: NHLBI

National Institutes of Health - contains news; a calendar of NIH events; links to health information and resources, such as consumer health publications, clinical trials, a health hotline, MEDLINE, scientific resources and the NIH Information Index (a subject-word guide to diseases and conditions that NIH is investigating). Source: NIH

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Upcoming CIPG Workshops

Workshop 1: Fundamental Concepts in Age-Related Changes and Wellness - 9/15/2014

Workshop 2: Assessing Geriatric Assessment: Why It Takes a Team to Do a Good Job - 11/3/2014



Alzheimer's Disease Training

Offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of RI.

Dual Diagnosis, Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome


T.E.A.M. (Training Employees for Alzheimer's Management)


Getting Started


Brian R. Ott, M.D. Research Symposium


View RI's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias