ICECAP

Improving Care of Elders through Community and Academic Partnerships

ICECAP Nevada began in 2019 to benefit Nevada's growing aging population. ICECAP stands for Improving Care of Elders through Community and Academic Partnerships.

ICECAP Nevada objectives:

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

Current partners include:

About the certificate:

ICECAP Nevada is currently offering a Certificate in Interprofessional Geriatrics Care for UNR health professions students and providers from Northern Nevada Medical Group and University Health Department of Internal Medicine

The five Certificate sessions:

Orientation
Session 1: Screening, Interpretation and Referrals and Patient-centered Care Planning
Session 2: High-Risk Medications and Mobility and Independence
Session 3: Depression and Suicide Risk and Vascular Health
Session 4: Dementia - Acute and Chronic Mental Status Changes and Dementia and Caregiving: Roles, Resources, Education and Support

Requirements for the certificate:

  • Attend the Program Orientation.
  • View the online recorded information and supplemental materials, and participate in the corresponding interactive training sessions for at least three of the four sessions.
  • Participate in structured clinic observation at Sanford Geriatric Specialty Care Center.

About ICECAP funding:

The most recent U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funding cycle provides support for two Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Programs (GWEPs) in Nevada - one based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the other based at the University of Nevada, Reno. The funding supports trainings and education for all health care team members, including direct services workers, patients and family members. It aims at improving the delivery of healthcare, access to resources, and patient outcomes, with a focus on dementia education.

For information about ICECAP partners and opportunities, call (775) 784-4774 or email sanford@unr.edu.