Message from the Director

Thank you for visiting the OkGEC web site.

Oklahoma is a good place to provide geriatrics education to front-line health care providers!

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    Oklahoma is a rural state with the largest number of Native American elders among the 50 states, a unique population of African Americans elders in isolated rural black communities, and a growing number of Hispanic and Asian elders;
  • Population growth of our elders is out-pacing the number of health care professionals trained in geriatrics;
  • Older Oklahomans have complex health care issues that require sophisticated knowledge and skills;
  • There are not enough high-quality educational programs for clinical providers serving seniors.

The purpose of the OkGEC is train health professions faculty, health care trainers, health care providers, and health care students throughout the state of Oklahoma using evidence-based education specific to gerontology and geriatrics. 

I invite you to take advantage of OkGEC educational offerings through your local contact or this main office.

OkGEC Director Tom Teasdale, DrPHTom Teasdale, DrPH
OkGEC Director