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Kristina Hash West Virginia University. Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education: Sustaining the Program. Saturday November 10, 2012. Context. West Virginia 2 nd oldest state Very rural. School of Social Work BSW & MSW FT & PT MSW 5 locations Rural focus.

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Kristina hash west virginia university

Kristina Hash

West Virginia University

Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education: Sustaining the Program

Saturday November 10, 2012


Hartford partnership program for aging education sustaining the program

www.socialworkleadership.org

Context

West Virginia

  • 2nd oldest state

  • Very rural

School of Social Work

  • BSW & MSW

  • FT & PT MSW

  • 5 locations

  • Rural focus


Hartford partnership program for aging education sustaining the program

www.socialworkleadership.org

  • Mountain State Partnership Program

  • Focuses on training geriatric specialists in small towns and rural areas

  • rural geriatric competencies

  • rural rotations

  • gero certificate program with rural gero course

  • (www.socialwork.wvu.edu/certificates/)

  • Summer Institute on Aging course/conference (www.wvsioa.org)


Hartford partnership program for aging education sustaining the program

www.socialworkleadership.org

Partnerships and Structures

small, tightly connected state/service community

interdisciplinary connections (both academic and community)

WV Geriatric Education Center

(http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/charleston/WVGEC/)

David K Brown Award and trainings

other gero projects/programs (started with HPPAE and led to BEL, CDI, SIOA, & Gero Certificate Programs)


Hartford partnership program for aging education sustaining the program

www.socialworkleadership.org

Partnerships and Structures

Formal agreement with Chair of Dept:

Tuition waivers for HPPAE students

Funding of HPPAE breakfast at SIOA conference


Hartford partnership program for aging education sustaining the program

www.socialworkleadership.org

Our best advice

“Make gero a priority…build it and they will come”


Jeanie babies

www.socialworkleadership.org

“Jeanie Babies”


Hartford partnership program for aging education sustaining the program

www.socialworkleadership.org

Questions


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