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GWEP Consortium Partners

The SFGWEP is one of the primary educational outreach centers for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. The Center has developed a model, community-based program that connects university faculty and students with Florida's populations 55 years and older to promote healthy and positive aging. To assure that the Center connects with the external community, it has established five community consortium partners to carry out its objectives:

  • ADRC - Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County
    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a nonprofit organization serving Broward County's senior residents, age 60 or older. The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates programs; funds services; and is the prime advocate for residents of Broward County, Florida, 60 years of age or older. ADRC is one-stop source of information regarding services in Broward County, Florida, for seniors, persons with severe and persistent mental illness, their families, and caregivers.
  • AHEC - Area Health Education Centers NSU KPCOM
    The mission of NSU’s (AHEC) Program is to improve the access and the quality of primary health care service to medically underserved communities by linking the resources of academic health centers with community-based health care providers. Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, the first medical school in the state of Florida to develop an AHEC Program, officially began its program in 1985. Since its inception, the program has worked to develop effective and comprehensive training programs that improve access to quality primary health care for Florida’s medically underserved rural and inner-city urban communities. By including training programs in community settings, we expose students to the challenges, rewards, and practice opportunities related to working in medically.
  • Aventura - HCA Healthcare
    Aventura Hospital and Medical Center provides highly specialized tertiary care services, including cardiac surgery, cancer treatment and management, orthopedic and spine surgery, and neurosurgery. The hospital serves as a designated Level II Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center. Aventura Hospital is a statutory teaching hospital and houses multiple residency fellowship programs in underserved areas. Students have opportunities to work together while learning to provide valuable primary care services to the community.
  • Cano Health
    The mission is to improve patient health by delivering superior primary care medical services, while forging a life-long bond with our members. The vision is to become the national leader in primary care by improving the health, wellness and quality of life of the communities they serve, while reducing health care costs.
  • CHI - Community Health of South Florida
    A nonprofit health care organization providing affordable quality primary and behavioral health care services to the residents of South Florida. CHI operates 11 state-of-the-art primary care centers which offer quality comprehensive primary and behavioral health care services. Additionally, CHI is accredited by the Joint Commission and is accredited as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). CHI offers a “one-stop-shop” model where the organization and delivery of quality services are seamless, affordable, accessible and culturally sensitive.
  • Covenant Village Retirement Communities
    Covenant Living of Florida’s is based on a century-old mission to provide senior living and services that inspire joy and peace of mind. While staying true to its faith- based tradition, it offers delightful living options, innovative programs and state- of- the-art supportive services. In each of the communities across the nation, there are engaging opportunities to pursue growth, health, vitality, and fun goals that turn retirement into advancement.
  • Florida Association of Community Health Centers
    Since 1981, the Florida Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (FACHC) has been the leading state to advocate for community-based health care programs. Focusing on Florida's Federally Qualified Community Health Centers, the Association plays a vital role in educating federal, state and local policymakers about issues relating to health care and the role of the health centers. The primary mission of FACHC is to improve access to quality health services by bringing together agencies, legislators, and key persons able to affect health care services.
  • John Knox Village
    Innovative, forward-thinking John Knox Village has long been the Life Plan Community of choice for those seeking a relaxed, upscale South Florida beach vibe. For 50 years John Knox Village set the bar high when it comes to delivering an all-inclusive resort lifestyle designed for experiencing each day to the fullest. It carries on its tradition of being ahead of our time by introducing an exceptional new focus on fitness and overall well-being. Programming, amenities and even dining are evolving to make happy, healthy, successful living a continuing adventure.
  • Larkin Community Hospital
    This statutory teaching hospital has a dedicated team of healthcare professionals and is committed to provide a high-quality service. Larkin Community Hospital has been serving the health care needs of South Miami, Hialeah, and the surrounding communities for more than 35 years. It takes pride in the continuing tradition of caring and remains dedicated to providing excellent medical care with the personal touch and convenience that only a community hospital can offer.
  • LLI - Lifelong Learning Institute
    Founded in 1977, the LLI serves lifelong learning passions of retired adults. the LLI was founded to complete the NSU dream of education spanning a whole lifetime, from preschool to older-adult learning. Through a unique, inviting environment, the LLI offers challenging educational lectures and social opportunities to connect with other like-minded individuals. through field trips and special events. LLI members audit classes at the university. Such experiences offer true intergenerational learning while sitting side by side with NSU students and faculty, sharing and learning from each other.
  • SE Florida Alzheimer’s Association
    The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The association works  on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB4HP19211 and title Geriatric Education Centers. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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