Older adults, especially those from low income or minority populations, experience substantial barriers to care, including poverty, lack of health insurance or under-insurance, low levels of health literacy, cultural attitudes regarding appropriateness of medical practices, and communication with providers hampered by cultural, language as well as sexual orientation differences. Dealing with diverse cultural, language, and economic barriers to effective communication and healthcare is a challenge from the perspective of a healthcare provider.
At NCECE, we offer health centers solutions to these challenges by providing training and technical assistance through:
- Creating collaborative, inter-professional learning environments among health care centers in underserved areas with specialty teams of practitioners.
- Developing and delivering national training modules and resources focused on effective and comprehensive service delivery to older adults.
- Providing technical assistance in-person and via an online platform to health centers throughout the US.