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Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (EC-GRECC)

 

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Eastern Colorado GRECC
Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
The goal of Eastern Colorado GRECC is to improve the health of older Veterans through the development of innovative research, clinical and educational initiatives. We focuses our training efforts on translating existing and new geriatrics knowledge and skills into clinical practice at the local, regional and national levels. These efforts build on the substantial geriatrics educational and training activities at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and leverage important resources from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
   
 Resource: Veterans’ Guide to Mental Health Services at VA Eastern CO Health Care System
10 September 2020 - This guide was developed by the Denver-based Voices for Veterans Mental Health Council and the Mental Health Service of the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. We hope you find this guide useful! The guide includes phone numbers for all 12 VA clinics, answers to what to do in the event of a mental health crisis, information for those new to our region, resources for Veterans experiencing or at risk homelessness and much more.
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 Video: Firearms and Dementia
3 September 2020 - Watch this 53 minute video of Dr. Marian (Emmy) Betz present at the first CU Geriatric Grand Rounds of the year. Dr. Betz covers a lot of ground in a short time with useful information for families, caregivers and clinicians. Watch: Firearms and Dementia.
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Veteran Community Partnership - Colorado Chapter

The Colorado Veteran Community Partnership was established in July 2017.

Mission – Improve quality of care for Veterans and their families through committed partnerships focused on improving VA-community connections for Colorado Veterans.

Contact: Courtney Bauers, LCSW, courtney.bauers@va.gov; Khristie Barker, khristie.barker@va.gov

The Colorado Veteran Community Partnership works closely with community partners. Joining Community Forces is an excellent source for Colorado resources, upcoming events and networking. Learn more at: http://coloradojcf.org/

   

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The Eastern Colorado GRECC focuses its training efforts on translating existing and new geriatrics knowledge and skills into clinical practice at the local, regional and national levels. These efforts build on the substantial geriatrics educational and training activities at the Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC and leverage important resources from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Opportunities include:
Veteran Community Partnership (VCP)
Access to Care Rounds
Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
Associated Health Training Program

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Older Veteran Engagement Board

Engaging the Voice of the Older Veteran

Older Veteran Engagement BoardEastern Colorado GRECC wants your voice to inform research, clinical and community-based services for older Veterans and caregivers.

Our mission is to promote older Veteran and caregiver engagement in planning research, clinical services and educational efforts of the Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC).

The goal of the Older Veteran Engagement Team is to help ensure that the voice of older Veterans and caregivers informs research, clinical and other types of services to support Veterans as they age.

The Older Veteran Engagement Team was formed for two reasons:

  1. To give Veterans and caregivers a forum to connect with their peers, learn about available support and research, and offer their opinions; and,
  2. To give providers, researchers and health educators a way to receive feedback at any stage of their projects/initiatives.

Interested in joining our team?

Please contact:
Kathryn.Nearing@va.gov or 303-724-7186 Learn more