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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island



Health Care Information & Assistance, Resource Guides, Manuals, & Electronic Databases

Current Awareness in Aging Report - This is a weekly email report published by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA). You can register to receive the report from this web page. The CDHA, which is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. The Center's research is focused on midlife development and aging; economics of population aging; inequalities in health and aging; and international comparative statistics of population aging. Source: CDHA

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics - This is a link to their recently published report, "Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being" and a few other reports.

Geriatrics in Residency Training - This is a link to the 2000 Product Catalog of geriatric educational materials developed through the support of the John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City. Materials available include geriatric curriculum manuals, packaged methods for teaching geriatric skills, stand-alone teaching aids, faculty development program materials, and residential faculty development courses. Source: SUGERC

HRSA Information Center - This site provides access to publications and newsletters, as well as information on community health resources, health professions training opportunities, HIV/AIDS, HRSA state profiles and more.

Health Assistance Partnership (HAP) - This is a link to HAP's home page. Haps work with State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) to enhance their capacity to better serve Medicare beneficiaries. SHIPs provides information, counseling, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries in all 50 states and in U.S. territories. Source: HAP

healthfinder.gov - provides links to reliable consumer health and human services information. From this site, you can locate online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and more, that contain health related information, including a section devoted to seniors. healthfiderTM was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Source: U.S. DHHS/healthfinder.

Institute of Medicine - Part of the National Academies of Science. IOM's mission is to address and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health. IOM provides objective, authoritative information and advice regarding health and science policy to government, corporations, health professions, and the public. Source: IOM

MedlinePlus - A service of the National Library of Medicine at NIH, the consumer oriented MedlinePlus has sections on health topics, drug information, medical dictionaries, directories, and links to other health and medical organizations. Source: MedlinePlus

Merck Manual of Geriatrics - published by Merck Research Laboratories, a division of Merck & Co., Inc. The manual contains full-text articles on a variety of issues related to geriatrics and aging.

National Center for Health Statistics - NCHS is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NCHS site focuses on showing trends in health-related behaviors, health status, health care utilization, and cost of care. The site contains a vast electronic data warehouse. Source: NCHS

National Library of Medicine - The NLM site serves as a "gateway" to a variety services and resources. These include library services, such as document delivery and publications; databases of biomedical references, abstracts, and full text articles, Medline, ClinicalTrials.gov; and research information. Source: NLM

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

 

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