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Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists and Behavioral/Mental Health Professionals - (GTPD) - #93.156

A grant may be made to meet the cost of a project which will propose: (1) a 1-year retraining program in geriatrics for: (a) physicians who are faculty in departments of internal medicine, family medicine (including osteopathic general practice), gynecology, geriatrics, and behavioral or mental health at schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine; (b) dentists who are faculty members at schools of dentistry or at hospital departments or dentistry; and (c) behavioral or mental health professionals who are faculty members in departments of behavioral or mental health; and/or (2) a 2-year internal medicine or family medicine fellowship program providing emphasis in geriatrics which shall be designed to provide training in clinical geriatrics and geriatrics research for: (a) physicians who have completed graduate medical education programs in internal medicine, family medicine (including osteopathic general practice), behavioral or mental health, neurology, gynecology, or rehabilitation medicine; (b) dentists who have demonstrated a commitment to an academic career and who have completed postdoctoral dental training, including postdoctoral dental education programs or who have relevant advanced training or experience; and (c) behavioral or mental health professionals who have completed graduate medical education programs in behavioral or mental health. Each project for which a grant is made must: (1) be staffed by full-time teaching physicians who have experience or training in geriatric medicine or geriatric behavioral or mental health; (2) be staffed, or enter into an agreement with an institution staffed by full-time or part-time teaching dentists who have experience or training in geriatric dentistry; (3) be staffed , or enter into an agreement with an institution staffed by full-time or part-time teaching behavioral or mental health professionals who have experience or training in geriatric behavioral or mental health; (4) be based in a graduate medical education program in internal medicine or family medicine or in a department of geriatrics or behavioral or mental health; (5) provide training in geriatrics and are exposed to the physical and mental disabilities of elderly individuals through a variety of service rotations, such as geriatric consultation services, acute care services, dental services, geriatric behavioral or mental health units, day and home care programs, rehabilitation services, extended care facilities, geriatric ambulatory care and comprehensive evaluation units, and community care programs for elderly mentally retarded individuals, and (6) provide training in geriatrics through one or both of the two training options. See above.




Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

All applications will be evaluated by peer reviewers to determine the extent to which the applicant documents the following criteria: 1. Need (Maximum Value = 10 points): Evaluation of the described need for the proposed project including: (a) the need for the project in the geographic area to be served; (b) the national and/or local need for the proposed project and the gaps the project is intended to fill; (c) the relationship of the specific objectives of the project to the potential of the project to meet the statutory purposes of the grant program; (d) how the applicant’s plan for carrying out the project is consistent with at least one Federal, State or regional plan to assure a competent healthcare workforce; and (e) the degree to which the proposed project adequately addresses the purpose of the Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists and Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals Program; 2. Response (Maximum Value = 20 points) Evaluation of both objectives for the overall program and objectives which specify what the fellows and trainees will be able to do when the training program is completed. Description of how the objectives for the proposed project support BHPr’s National Goals (see section on “Administrative and National Policy Requirements” for description). Description of how the objectives for the proposed project support HRSA’s Cultural and Linguistic Competence Related Objectives. The extent to which the approaches and activities described are likely to meet the goals of the training program. Evaluation of the following: o how, when, where, and by whom project activities will be conducted o linkages with relevant educational and health care entities o how well the proposed project relates to the intent and focus of this program and program guidelines. o how the project improves the applicant’s present situation in terms of geriatric training; 3. Evaluative Measures (Maximum Value = 10 points): Evaluation of the potential effectiveness of the evaluation strategy to measure the project objectives and proposed performance standards. Description of the data to be collected, the methods of data collection, and the manner in which data will be analyzed and reported; 4. Impact (Maximum Value = 25 points): Curriculum/Proposed Training (Maximum Value = 10 points): Evaluation of the quality of the training components including clinical, research, See program guidance for the GTPD at www.grants.gov.

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