National Center for Equitable Care for Elders

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Established in 2017, the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (ECE) is a program of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA. ECE is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. We provide innovative and culturally competent models of care, inter-professional training and educational resources, and technical assistance to health care professionals in community health centers who provide care to an increasingly vulnerable population: older adults. We are a multi-disciplinary team made up of geriatricians, dental geriatricians behavioral experts, social workers, endocrinologist, nurse practitioners, health policy researchers and quality improvement experts.

Key Topics

Achieving health equity for older adults of all races & socio-economic levels

Improved access to health care

Behavioral and oral health integration

Improved knowledge of self- management of chronic conditions

Connecting and engaging older adults to community / enabling services

 

Key NCA-Funded Services

  • National learning collaborative on behavioral and oral health care integration for older adults and care coordination for older adults with chronic co-morbidities
  • National webinars providing geriatric health content for centers experiencing a growing geriatric clientele
  • Publications: Fact sheets on geriatric care

Key NCA-Funded Resources


ECE Contact

Website: ece.hsdm.harvard.edu

TTA Points of Contact: Christine Riedy, ECE Program Director / Jini Etolue,ECE Program Manager ece@hsdm.harvard.edu

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.