All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Education’

AGEC Partners with the Arkansas Chronic Illness Collaborative

The Arkansas Department of Health’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the Diabetes Prevention and Control Sections, the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, and the Arkansas Geriatric Education Center (AGEC) have have joined in a partnership to present the 10th Arkansas Chronic Illness Collaborative. The Arkansas Chronic Illness Collaborative (ACIC) is dedicated to partnering with health care professionals in order …

Read More

Impact of Stroke Instruction Assessed

UCA students in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) have been spending more time this year learning about stroke prevention and treatment. Stroke awareness has been incorporated into many courses within the CHBS. In addition, in November, 2010 students were able to attend a 50-minute in-service seminar about stroke that was held on the UCA campus. Topics covered …

Read More

From the Director’s Desk – Volume XI, No. 3

In April, we anticipate launching our “Geriatrics in the 21st Century” program. This initiative is aimed at health professionals interested in increasing or updating their knowledge of Geriatrics. The 160-hrs program, is made up of three distinct components which must be completed within a 12 month period. The various components  include participant attendance at educational events, online self-study course work, …

Read More

Educating Educators to Improve Stroke-related Health Literacy in Older Arkansans

Understanding the signs and symptoms of stroke, as well as the importance of timely intervention, is critical for our aging population. It is even more critical for health educators in Arkansas because the stroke rate in our state is among the top three in the country. Most readers of this newsletter probably know that every year in the United States …

Read More

Geriatrics in the 21st Century: A New AGEC Training Program

In order to qualify for the grant funding preference offer in our GEC grant renewal application, we developed a 160-hour program designed to provide or update geriatric education and skills to practicing health professionals or to those teaching in institutions of higher education. Two grant prescriptions for the program appeared daunting to us. First was the time commitment required of …

Read More