The number of Americans 65 and older will double by mid-century rising from 39 million today to 89 million in 2050. As individuals age, they require specialized health care and this health care has had an impact on the delivery of health care services. Unique to this population is the need to provide care from an interprofessional team focus that includes the physical and mental well-being of older Americans. The demand for competent qualified health care practitioners to provide care for the elderly has becomes critical.
To meet this demand, the Rutgers - School of Health Related Professions, an innovator in distance education for health professionals has developed an online Graduate Certificate in Aging.
This project was supported by funds from the Division of State, Community, and Public Health (DSCPH), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), under grant #D37HP03151-01-00, Graduate Certificate in Aging, $391,310.00. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.