TCAP’s Mission is to increase capacity for geriatric education in Southern New Mexico which will lead to improvement in health outcomes for the aging population in the region. Our mission supports Healthy People 2020 by:
- Improving access to comprehensive, quality health care services
- Improving health related quality of life
- Improving the health, function and quality of life of the older adult
- Addressing disparities in social determinants of health and access to care seen in the U.S./Mexico border region
Our Goals and Methods
Goal 1: Enhance geriatric education for students in nurse practitioner and masters in nursing programs.
Goal 2: Provide inter-professional learning experiences for graduate students through interdisciplinary team learning using innovative technologies.
Goal 3: Increase capacity for delivering geriatric education, including geriatric palliative care.
Goal 4: Establish advisory board for geriatric health education needs and health care priorities for the aging population in Southern New Mexico.
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This project was supported by funds from Division of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Division of Public Health and Interdisciplinary Education (DPHIE) under grant no. D62HP24192 Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program for $810,000. The content and conclusions are those of the author and are not an endorsement of or the official position of the US Government, DHHS, BHPR, or the DPHIE.