Dakota Geriatrics
A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Great Plains Consortium

Great Plains - Mountain GWEP Consortium

Several HRSA funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs (GWEPs) collaborated to develop and deliver training for long-term care (LTC) facilities on Resiliency for staff and residents. Collectively, the GWEPs bring together national expertise in Geriatrics and Quality Improvement. The consortium uses the ECHO / Zoom format to deliver interactive presentations. All sessions are free and they are archived for new and established LTC staff to access. The program promotes the concept of "All teach, All Learn." The goal of the program is to improve the knowledge and actions of LTC staff towards better care for older adults.


Building Resilience: Maintaining Quality Care in Nursing Homes During COVID and Beyond

Building Resilience Archives


Indigenous Health Curriculum

Living in Long-Term Care Today

This recorded webinar series is for residents, family members, and professional caregivers in long-term care.


  • Contact wycoa@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-2829 for questions related to the series.

Consortium Topics

COVID-19 Considerations

Strengthen your organizations knowledge and best practices around COVID-19. Support your staff and build team resilience.

Age-Friendly Care

Provide better care for older adults by applying the 4Ms of geriatric care and learn about becoming recognized by IHI as Age Friendly.

Quality Improvement

Build quality improvement skills to help improve patient outcomes!

Faculty / Mentors

  • Renee Brooksbank, Esq, LNHA

    GWEP Leader
    Associate Director, Montana Geriatric Education Center

  • Catherine Carrico, PhD

    GWEP Leader
    Associate Director, Wyoming Center on Aging

  • Linda Edelman, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

    GWEP Leader
    Director, Utah Geriatric Education Consortium

  • Donald Jurivich, DO

    GWEP Leader
    Director, Dakota Geriatrics | University of North Dakota

  • Jeremy Holloway, PhD

    GWEP Faculty
    Dakota Geriatrics | University of North Dakota

  • Adrienne Butterwick MPH, CHES

    QIO/QAPI Experts

  • Natasha Green, MBA, RN

    QIO/QAPI Experts

  • Jenifer Lauckner, RN

    QIO/QAPI Experts

  • Crystal Morse, MSW

    QIO/QAPI Experts

  • Kathy Owens, RN, MSN, QSP

    Nursing Home Expert

  • Peer Mentors

    Nursing Home Representatives