NAGE is a non-profit membership organization representing Geriatric Education Centers (GECs) and other programs that provide education and training to health professionals in the areas of geriatrics and gerontology. Our work includes faculty training and fellowships, continuing education, and hands on experiences in the clinical setting.
One of our priorities is to educate policy makers and the public about the need for health care professionals to receive geriatrics education so they will better serve the expanding older population.
We are dedicated to improving the education and training, supply, distribution, diversity, and quality of health care professionals for existing and future programs targeting older people, and we advocate for the necessary resources to do this work.
In part, our success is based on building strong community-academic partnerships which improve the quality of health care for all older adults, including the underserved and minorities, and therefore reducing disparities.
We bring together representatives of NAGE member organizations to facilitate the development and distribution of educational resources and technical assistance; create and activate mechanisms to develop and disseminate policies that strengthen and enrich the availability and quality of geriatric and gerontology education, and collaborate with other groups that have an interest in issues related to health care in geriatrics and gerontology.
For information on some of our activities, please click here.