AgeSource Worldwide- Developed by the AARP, this site describes clearinghouses, databases, libraries,
directories, statistical resources, bibliographies and reading lists, texts, and Web
"metasites" focused on aging or closely allied subjects and, in most cases, provides
Internet links to them.
American Geriatrics Society, Education division- A nationwide not-for-profit association of geriatrics health care professionals,
research scientists, and others concerned with improving the health, independence,
and quality of life of all older people.
CareTALK- A notional resource that helps caregivers plan, manage, and make decisions across
a broad spectrum of issues related to the care, as well as the self-care of the elderly.
Consortium of E-Learning in Geriatrics Instruction (CELGI)- CELGI's mission is to collaborate and facilitate the development and portability
of high-quality e-learning materials for gerontology and geriatrics professionals.
CELGI is working on developing/incorporating specifications and standards for the
creation and evaluation of e-learning materials for geriatric education.
Geriatric Best Practices Initiative- The Geriatric Best Practices Initiative focused on exploring, evaluating and cataloging
over 200 Geriatric Best Practices (senior healthcare and non-healthcare) across South
Carolina and the region in order to move one stop closer toward meeting the care needs
Gerontological Society of America (GSA)- GSA provides researcher, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities
to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to
improve the quality of life as on ages.
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing- The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing seeks to shape the quality of health
care older Americans receive by promoting the highest level of geriatric competence
in all nurses.
National Association of Geriatric Education Centers- NAGEC supports the national network of Geriatric Education Centers (GECs), dedicated
to improving the education/training, supply, distribution and quality of health care
professionals through strong community-academic partnerships; ultimately to improve
the quality of health care for all elderly individuals, including the undeserved and
Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM) Clinical Toolbox for Geriatric Care- SHM's clinical toolbox was developed by the Geriatric Task Force to provide Hospitalists
with a compendium of resources or "toolbox" to facilitate and improve inpatient care
of the elderly that affords easy to access resource containing the best assessment
tools and, for each one, provide information allowing Hospitalists to quickly locate
the best tool for any given clinical situation.
Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Cneter (TCGEC)- Comprised of nine academic institutions along with a major regional library resource
center. They collaborate to advance the development of health professionals' capabilities
to improve the lives of older Texans, through better programs, service delivery activities,
and resources in the field of aging.
Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center- WGEC is a formal consortium of academic and health care organizations, formed in
1986 for the purpose of creating educational resources and training opportunities
in geriatrics for health professionals, faculty, practitioners, and student in Wisconsin.
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)- The AAMC works with medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies
to set a national agenda for medical education, biomedical research, and health care.
The Association works to strengthen the quality of medical education and training,
to enhance the search for biomedical knowledge, to advance research in health sciences,
and to integrate education into the provision of effective health care.
AAMC-MedEdPORTAL- A new web-based tool promoting collaboration across disciplines and institutions
by facilitating exchange of peer-reviewed educational materials, knowledge, and solutions.
It used the AAMC CACHE framework, and will serve as a central repository of peer-reviewed
educational materials in all disciplines of medical education.
Competencies Across the Continuum of Health Education (CACHE)- The Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC Division of Medical Education,
in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, have developed
a Web-based repository for medical education curriculum and assessment materials.
The materials are organized in a Cube. Its three dimensions serve to organize the
peer-reviewed teaching and/or assessment materials.
Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)- HEAL's mission is to provide free digital materials of the highest quality that
meet the needs of today's health sciences educators. HEAL promotes the preservation
and exchange of useful educational assets while respecting ownership and privacy.
HEAL has begun a peer review process for all submissions. HEAL was initially funded
by the National Library of Medicine.
MedBiquitious- Advancing healthcare education education through technology standards that promote
professional competence, collaboration, and better patient care. MedBiquitous represents
academic, government and corporations such as pharmaceutical companies involved in
developing technology standards for healthcare education and competence assessment
including a blueprint for professional healthcare education.
Merlot (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)- An open resource primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to
online learning materials are collected along with annotations such ass peer reviews