USC Geriatrics Healthcare Collective Program (GHC)
The USC Geriatric Healthcare Collective is a program that aims to improve healthcare outcomes for underserved older adults in Los Angeles. Our program addresses three community needs, improving access to quality interprofessional geriatric primary care, recognizing and treating cognitive impairment in older adults, and providing education and skill training for clinical providers and healthcare students. The program is based in three clinical locations, including two FQHC’s and several affordable housing sites and provides education and training to healthcare professionals, caregivers, direct care workers, and facility staff. The GHC program is a collaborative effort between several divisions and schools at USC, and focuses on interprofessional training and team-based care.
GHC Programs are clinical and community-based
The program’s overarching goal is for students to work together across disciplines to learn how collaborative practice supports healthy aging