NIHAN
Nevada Interprofessional Healthy Aging Network

Strengthening geriatrics within primary care in Nevada’s aging communities by developing a strong, high quality health care workforce to harness patient/family engagement to improve overall health in older adults.
Workforce Enhancement
Through Interprofessional Education (IPE) Training

Providing IPE training to enhance healthcare workforce and to deliver integrated geriatrics care services for older adults in primary care.
Age-Friendly Health System
Applying the evidence-based 4M framework to practice as a set in the care of older adults to improve more Age-Friendly Health System.
Community Partnership
Collaborating with community-based organizations for promoting Age-Friendly Health System and Dementia-Friendly Communities.

ABOUT NIHAN

The Nevada Interprofessional Healthy Aging Network (NIHAN) has been awarded a prestigious $3.75 million Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant (#U1QHP33069) by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve health outcomes for older adults by educating a healthcare workforce that maximizes older adult and family engagement and by promoting Age-Friendly Health Systems and Dementia-Friendly Communities to primary care clinics and their communities. 

Nevada Statistics

485K

OLDER ADULTS 65+ (2019)

Source: U.S. Census, 2019

47K

OLDER ADULTS 65+ WITH ALZHEIMER'S (2018)

Source: 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report at alz.org/facts

151K

CAREGIVERS (2018)

Source: 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report at alz.org/facts

63

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS PER 100,000 PEOPLE (2017)

Source: Association of American Medical College, 2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report

48th

IN 50 STATES FOR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER SHORTAGE

Source: Association of American Medical College, 2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report

43

CERTIFIED GERIATRICIANS  (2018)

Source: American Board of Medical Specialists. 2017-2018 ABMS Board Certification Report

1st

IN 50 STATES FOR # OF SUICIDE DEATHS OF OLDER ADULTS 65+ (since 2016)

Source: American Health Rankings by United Health Foundation

47th

IN 50 STATES FOR PSYCHIATRIST SHORTAGE

Source: Nevada Health Workforce Research Center, 2018

$185M

MEDICAID COSTS CARING FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S (2019)

Source: 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report at alz.org/facts

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