Interdisciplinary, Community-Based, Health Education for Diverse Elders Allied Health Project Grant, Health Resources & Services Administration, HHS Rebecca A. States, PhD and William M. Susman, PT, PhD Division of Physical Therapy. Introduction
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Interdisciplinary, Community-Based, Health Education for Diverse EldersAllied Health Project Grant, Health Resources & Services Administration, HHS Rebecca A. States, PhD and William M. Susman, PT, PhDDivision of Physical Therapy
An Interdisciplinary Advisory Board has met monthly since 9/01 to help direct the activities of the grant.
Liaisons have been established with local community service organizations that represent a diverse population of urban elders, including some that serve a large number of Spanish-monolingual clients.
The Senior Centers will host the CEMs, some of which will be delivered in English and others in Spanish.
Some Senior Centers may also facilitate the production of MCSMs, and provide a venue for video taping materials to be used on the educational web site. Additional sites may be added over time.
A strategy has been developed to provide for undergraduate and graduate students from any of the LIU-BC health professions and health-related programs on campus to participate in the CEMs. It involves:
This program will be available from Fall 2002 through Fall 2003. If you’d like more information, please send email to [email protected]
Selected grant personnel have begun working with the Faculty Media Resource Center and other personnel on campus to:
Key members of the IAB already have:
Funding for Year Two of the grant was recently approved, and activities will continue as outlined. During Summer and Fall 2002, we expect to present the CEMs for Dementia & Depression twice in English & twice in Spanish at local Senior Centers, and we will create the first MCSM. In Fall 2002, development will also begin on the Stress Reduction topic.