Improving Care of Elders through Community and Academic Partnerships

For information on the ICECAP certificate program, call the Sanford Center for Aging at (775) 784-4774 or email

Through this new program, multiple clinical and community partners including Northern Nevada Medical Center, NV Aging and Disability Services Division, NV Department of Veterans Services and Dementia Friendly Nevada will create an Interprofessional Geriatrics Education Network, offering training and resources for primary care teams and family caregivers.

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 $3,453,845 with 0% financed with nongovernmental 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.

Current project partners:

About ICECAP Nevada
In 2019, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Sanford Center for Aging received a five-year, $3.2 million federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, to provide primary care professionals training and other resources to assist with addressing the complex needs of older Nevadans.

Through funding from the grant, the Sanford Center for Aging launched ICECAP Nevada, short for Improving Care of Elders through Community and Academic Partnerships, to benefit Nevada's growing aging population.

ICECAP objectives:

  • Develop partnerships among academic, clinical service sites and community-based organizations
  • Train current and future providers to assess and address the primary care needs of older adults
  • Transform clinical training environments/Age-Friendly
  • Deliver community-based programs/train unlicensed community members
  • Provide trainings on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) for providers and community members/support Dementia Friendly Communities

ICECAP programs include the following:


Certificate in Interprofessional Geriatrics Care

What are the benefits?
  • Learn and apply the 4Ms Framework for an Age-Friendly Health System.
  • Learn the latest approaches to geriatrics care to complement your practice and be a stronger team member.
  • Participate in interactive education to build knowledge and skills.
  • Learn from faculty including nationally recognized leaders in geriatrics and aging services.
  • Receive your Certificate in Interprofessional Geriatrics Care for display, and to include in your resume. Your name will be added to a permanent online list of certificate recipients on the Sanford Center for Aging website.
Who may participate?
  • Health profession students
  • Case managers
  • Front office staff
  • Medical assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Physicians
  • Social workers
  • Other team members
What are the requirements to earn the certificate?
  • Complete the online learning materials in the ICECAP education portal.
  • Participate in the interactive training sessions.
Training schedule
  • Online learning materials will be available in the ICECAP education portal for about two weeks prior to each interactive training session.
  • Interactive training sessions are scheduled throughout the fall and spring.
  • Participants can complete the certificate program in one academic year, with the opportunity to make up sessions in the following academic year.
The Certificate in Interprofessional Geriatric Care is an 18-hour program that includes:
  • Overview of Aging and Approaches to Geriatric Care
  • Screening, Interpretation and Referrals
  • Patient-Centered Care Planning: From Screening to Care Plan
  • High-risk Medications: Prescribed and Non-prescribed
  • Mobility and Independence: Impact of Frailty and Falls
  • Depression and Suicide Risk: Assessment, Intervention and Referral
  • Vascular Health: Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dementia: Acute and Chronic Mental Status Changes
  • Dementia and Caregiving: Roles, Resources, Education and Support
CME details
  • Physicians: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for a maximum of 18 hours of nursing continuing education credit.
  • Psychologists: Per NAC 641.136.2.b, psychologists may use the CME/AMA certificate toward their continuing education requirement.
  • Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Pharmacists: The program will be submitted for a maximum of 18 hours of continuing education credit.
Certificate awardees

View a list of professionals who have received their Certificate in Interprofessional Geriatrics Care.

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