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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 Upcoming NAGE Advocacy Training with Brain Lindberg

Wednesday, June 7th at 3:00(EST) NAGE will host an online 60-minute advocacy training session with Brian W. Lindberg, NAGE Public Policy Advisor, and NAGE members.  Please join us for information, advice and to share your experience with advocacy.  Additional advocacy trainings will take place on July 12th and August 16th.


                                                                                                                              May 16, 2017

Dear NAGE members,

As you may know, the Gerontological Society of America meeting will be part of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics in July.  Thus, the Annual NAGE/NAGEC Membership meeting will be held on July 25, 2017 from 6 am to 8 am, in the Laurel Room, Marriott Marquis. At this meeting, Board members and the President-elect will be selected and will start their terms in November, 2017.

Attached is the notice of Change in usual date and time for our annual meeting as well as the Notice of Board nomination.

Please consider a more active role in NAGE.  You can join a committee or run for the NAGE Board.  We will welcome active membership on advocacy, web design, and publications.

Thank you for your membership.  We hope to see you in San Francisco for an early breakfast!

Kathryn Hyer, PhD, MPP President
Maura Brennan, MD, President –elect
Jan Busby Whitehead, MD, Past President

2018 NAGE-NAGEC Board Nomination Form


Dear Colleagues:

If you have not seen the Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing “The Arc of Alzheimer’s: From Preventing Cognitive Decline in Americans to Assuring Quality Care for those Living with the Disease,” you may find it interesting and moving. 

Senator Collins brings up the President’s budget proposal and the GWEP cuts and asks Christopher M. Callahan, MD, MACP, Cornelius and Yvonne Pettinga Professor in Aging Research, and Director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research (ccallaha@iu.edu) a question about the funding and the need for GWEPS.  As you know, they have a GWEP.  You can listen to the question and response at about 2:16 into the hearing.

I suggest that NAGE should send a letter both to Senator Collins and Christopher Callahan and you may want to share this excellent exchange with all the members.

“The Arc of Alzheimers” From Preventing Cognitive Decline in Americans to Assuring Quality of Care for those Living with the Disease” – Special Committee on Aging Hearing held  Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thanks, Brian

Brian W. Lindberg, NAGE Public Policy Advisor
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006

202-789-3606


Special AGS Update regarding the May 4 House Action on the American Health Care Act:

New York (May 4, 2017)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) remains opposed to the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA) that today passed the U.S. House of Representatives despite serious concerns from geriatrics experts and a host of other stakeholders across health care. This legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would harm access to key health services for older adults, caregivers, and healthcare professionals—which is why the AGS now urges the U.S. Senate to oppose the bill in its current form. (continued)


IMPORTANT FEDERAL BUDGET UPDATE –  MAY 1st, 2017

Dear NAGE Members

As you know, Congress had not funded the federal government through the end of FY 2017.  Last week they passed a compromise bill to fund the government for another week while they worked out the final details. Over the weekend, the Republicans and the Democrats reached an agreement that will provide funding through September 30, 2017.  The House is likely to vote on the bill on Wednesday with the Senate to follow shortly thereafter, leading the President’s signature.

At this point, the budget allocation for Geriatrics within HRSA, which funds the GWEPS, remains flat from FY2016 and GWEPs would be funded at $38,737,000. Attached is a table with proposed funding levels for Titles VII & VIII Health Professions Programs.

More to come and let’s continue our fight for an increase for FY 2018!

NAGE will continue to increase our support for your advocacy efforts for GWEP funding. Information about future meetings of the NAGE Advocacy Mentoring Network will be out soon.

Sincerely, 

The Board of Directors+
National Association for Geriatric Education

FY 17 Labor-H Titles VII and VIII Funding Chart


Dear NAGE members:

 We have just learned of the appointment of George Sigounas, MS, PhD as the new Administrator for HRSA. (See below)  

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. George Sigounas, MS, PhD has joined us today as the new Administrator for HRSA.  Dr. Sigounas was a Professor of Medicine at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine.  His involvement in the establishment and operation of a Bone Marrow Transplantation program, clinical trials, and patient committees have provided Dr. Sigounas with extensive understanding of the various aspects involved in patient treatment, including treatment processes, and financial issues. 

‎On behalf of the entire HRSA team, I want to thank Jim Macrae for being our Acting HRSA Administrator.  Jim brought his enthusiasm to the job every day.  We’re all better because of his focus on using data to drive organizational change and Jim has remained focused on the people we serve which will be critical as he returns to lead the Bureau of Primary Health Care.

‎Please join me in welcoming Dr. Sigounas to HRSA and thanking Jim Macrae for his continued service.

Diana Espinosa
Deputy Administrator


House Approves CR With Shutdown Hours Away

The House on Friday approved a continuing resolution (H J Res 99) that would extend government funding beyond a midnight Friday deadline. The tally was 220-15 as voting continued. The CR is needed to avert a partial government shutdown and is intended to give lawmakers time to wrap up negotiations on a fiscal 2017 spending package. Democrats had said they would oppose the CR unless a deal was at hand but Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland said Friday he would back the spending stopgap.

Hoyer also said that the fiscal 2017 spending package is scheduled to be introduced in the House on Monday night with a floor vote on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York signaled Senate Democrats could support a one-week CR since appropriators made progress on riders last night. But he said talks are ongoing and there are still problematic riders. The Senate is expected to vote later Friday.
Dear Colleagues:

So, no government shutdown tomorrow and it looks like they have a deal for the rest of the FY 2017 appropriations to be voted on next week.  Of course, NAGE is already focused on FY 2018 and the President’s attacks on our funding.

Thank you, Brian

Brian W. Lindberg, NAGE Public Policy Advisor
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006

202-789-3606


March 2017 Public Policy Update by Brian Lindberg


Special Federal Government Budget Update by Brian Lindberg
Please watch for information on what is going on with GWEP funding.

Published 3.31.2017


Below is the link to the House Appropriations Committee Report for the FY 2017 LHHS appropriations bill. The Geriatric Programs are found on pages 25 and 195. Funding for FY 2017 remains at the FY 2016 level of $38.737 million.

2017 Appropriation Committee Report


NAGE/NAGEC 2017 Membership Letter


GWEP Funding for 2015 -2018

The recent announcement of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) awards in conjunction with the White House Conference on Aging marked a significant change from past decades of federal funding provided to Geriatric Education Centers.  The purpose of the GWEPs is to maximize patient and family engagement, and to improve health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care.  The awards emphasize providing the primary care workforce with knowledge and skills to care for older adults, and collaborating with community partners to address gaps in healthcare through individual, system, community and population level changes.

We congratulate the GWEP awardees and encourage them to join or maintain their membership in the National Association for Geriatric Education (NAGE) and National Association of Geriatric Education Centers (NAGEC).  We hope that GECs who did not receive this award will continue to belong to our organizations either as a GEC or through individual memberships.  We look forward to strengthening NAGE and NAGEC as we create a collaborative organization composed of members working together to advance geriatric education.

Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) Webpage


UPCOMING MEETINGS

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May 18 – 20, 2017: American Geriatrics Society 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas

The 2017 Annual Meeting offers many continuing education sessions, including invited symposia, workshops, and meet-the-expert sessions.  Sessions will include information about emerging clinical issues, current research in geriatrics, education, health policy, and delivery of geriatric health care.

Follow this link for Registration
Follow this link for Hotel Information
Follow this link for Exhibitor Prospectus
Follow this link for Travel Information


July 23 – 27, 2017: International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Conference in San Francisco, California

Over 6,000 professionals in gerontology and geriatrics are expected to attend the 2017 World Congress. The theme “Global Aging and Health: Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice” will bring representatives from medicine, nursing, social science, psychological science, finance, policy fields, and other disciplines to address the latest approaches to improving the quality of life of the world’s older adults. This is the premier meeting for professionals in gerontology and geriatrics.  Don’t miss this opportunity. Co-sponsors include GSA, ASA, and AGHE.

Follow this link for Key Dates
Follow this link for Registration
Follow this link for Meeting Dates
Follow this link for Travel and Housing


March 1-4, 2018: AGHE’s 44th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Atlanta,Georgia

The AGHE Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference is the premier international forum for discussing ideas and issues in gerontological and geriatric education. Educators, clinicians, administrators, researchers, and students share their experiences, expertise, and innovations regarding teaching and learning about aging and older persons.

Follow this link for Conference Information


August 3-6, 2017: American Psychological Association (APA) 125th Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.

This conference is also celebrating the APA’s 125th Anniversary. Registration is now open. Come hear several Psychologists working with GWEP’s talk about projects currently happening within their organization.  

Follow this link for Conference Information


November 14 – 18, 2018: Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in  Boston, Mass.

Details to be announced.
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NAGE – NAGEC JOB BOARD

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Illinois – University of Illinois at Chicago
Assistant Professor, Health Promotion & Aging Among Ethnic Minorities
Posted: 10.17. 2015 – Close Date 12.01.2015
Application information

Oregon – Western Oregon University, Monmouth
Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Posted:  9.16.2015
Application information

California – University of California, Long Beach
Assistant/Associate Professor of Gerontology
Posted: 8.11.2015
Application information

 

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