Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training Program: Resource Center
The Foundation's Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT) initiative addresses the need to train multiple health professionals to work as a team in providing comprehensive health care for elders. The GITT Resource Center (originally funded in 1995) is housed at New York University's Division of Nursing. The Center has greatly enhanced the success of the initiative by facilitating and supporting activities of the nine GITT training sites. This project renewal continues the Resource Center's activities for the remaining period of the Foundation-supported training at the sites. It is intended to maximize the impact of the GITT initiative by pursuing three interrelated tasks. First, it will capture the lessons of the GITT through the evaluation of student outcomes. Second, it will use those lessons and the educational materials developed by GITT sites to produce refined models and materials adapted to the needs of a variety of potential educational institutions. Third, it will disseminate the lessons and tools to institutions wishing to implement GITT models through a series of professional papers, a Web site with up-to-date information and training materials from the project, and conference presentations.