San Francisco Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

The Optimizing Aging Collaborative is a program that began in San Francisco in July 2015 to create a fully geriatrics competent community – a community that responds to all needs facing older adults.

Based in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, we are a collaboration of public, nonprofit and academic organizations, and we provide education and innovative services to address the health, social, and legal needs of older adults, especially those vulnerable individuals who have dementia, live alone, or are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

In response to the need to provide novel approaches to national challenges in the care of older adults, the Optimizing Aging Collaborative is creating dynamic partnerships. These partnerships are not only improving the quality of care and health outcomes for older adults in the City and County of San Francisco, but they are also providing models for care that other cities can replicate to meet the needs of their older adult populations.

Consortium researchers:

Sarah Hooper, JD

Yvonne Troya, JD

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