The Senate $1.3 trillion bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, featured an increase in many programs supporting geriatrics, including an increase of $2 million for FY18 ($40.7 million) to the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).

The Eldercare Workforce Alliance noted in a press release, “Our nation faces a severe and growing shortage of eldercare professionals with the skills and training to meet the unique healthcare needs of older adults,” said Amy York, Executive Director of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance. “EWA is committed to advocating for increases to expand programs like the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), the only federal geriatrics training program."

To read EWA's press release, click here.
For further information on the GWEP, click here.