Geriatric Care in an Age-Friendly Health System

Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


This 12 session ECHO series will build the capacity of primary care clinicians and their teams to diagnose and treat common outpatient geriatric patient care issues. Topics will include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of dementia, depression, and anxiety
  • Insomnia management in older adults
  • Pain management (pharmacological and non-pharmacological)
  • Mobility and fall risk in older adults
  • Advance care planning processes
  • Systems-based improvement strategies to promote Age-Friendly care in practice

We will select primary care teams to participate based on their interest in the program, geographic distribution throughout Oregon, and ability to commit to attend the sessions. Prescribing clinicians are encouraged to invite up to two other staff members who are in a position to champion change in their organizations, such as nurses, behavioral health specialists, medical assistants, practice managers, and quality improvement specialists.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



    Session/Title Date
    1 - Introductions/Dementia 9/13/2022
    2 - Depression 9/27/2022
    3 - Anxiety 10/11/2022
    4 - Insomnia/Sleep Management 10/25/2022
    5 - Advance care planning challenges with older adults 11/8/2022
    6 - Assessment of pain in older adults 12/13/2022
    7 - Management of pain in older adults 1/10/2023
    8 - Deprescribing opioids in older adults 1/24/2023
    9 - Age-Friendly mobility 2/14/2023
    10 - Falls and Fall-Risk 2/28/2023
    11 - Deprescribing principles and an approach for deprescribing high-risk drugs 3/14/2023
    12 - Case Reviews/Sustainability of the Age Friendly Health System 3/28/2023
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