Welcome to the USF
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program


About GWEP

The University of South Florida, in partnership with Suncoast Community Health Centers (SCHC) and Senior Connection Center, has been awarded a three-year, $2.24-million federal grant to help prepare a health professions workforce to improve care for older adults. The USF Health Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, and the USF School of Aging Studies will be among the collaborators for the project.

USF Health was one of 44 organizations in 29 states receiving a portion of the more $35 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration through its Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. The grants support interprofessional geriatrics education and training to provide care responsive to community needs. Florida State University was the only other awardee in Florida.

GWEP Financial Support

To request GWEP financial support to attend a conference, purchasematerials, or sponsor a visiting speaker, complete the GWEP REQUEST FORM.The form can be completed online, saved and emailed to Janice Walker (jwalker@health.usf.edu) for review. Please include backup documentationsuch as CVs, agendas, order forms, etc.

Upcoming Events 

12/1/2017 - ABCs of Health Literacy in the Elderly

Speaker: Lucy Guerra, MD, MPH, FACP, FHM
Associate Professor & Division Director, General Internal Medicine
USF Morsani College of Medicine
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Location: Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute Atrium (ALZ 101)

12/8/2017 - Managing Hypertension in Older Patients

Speaker: Richard Roetzheim, MD, MSPH
Moffitt Cancer Prevention Medical Director
Professor & Chair, Department of Family Medicine
USF Morsani College of Medicine
Time: 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: MDL 1038A

1/31/2018- The Age-Friendly Health System Imperative

Speaker: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
President, John A. Hartford Foundation
National Academy of Medicine Member
Time: 11:30 am
Location: USF College of Public Health Auditorium 1023A

If you are unable to attend the presentation, but would like to listen to a live stream, please follow the link and telephone number provided.
Online: https://usfgwep.adobeconnect.com/gwep
Phone: 813/974-7700 passcode 137342