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Online Education

Online Modules

CATCH-ON collaborators and partners, in consultation with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), patients, family caregivers and technical experts, are developing online education modules for health and aging professionals and for lay learners addressing core competencies for preventing and managing multiple chronic conditions (MCC), including Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD), that is person-centered and appropriate for a diverse older adult population. A majority of the evidence-based content regarding geriatric and ADRD care has already been developed by CATCH-ON partners and their colleagues nationally. Newly developed content developed will reflect the growing literature regarding the management of MCC, including the HRSA model for MCC management, which focuses on the unique factors associated with multiple conditions, rather than individual conditions.

Online Education

Learning Communities

Further supporting the educational module application, professionals who have completed the online modules can participate in Learning Communities. Learning Communities are monthly case consultation discussions via HIPAA-compliant video conference meetings and/or internet-based secured chat rooms. Each meeting will begin with a very brief presentation by the facilitator on a topic related to managing MCC in older adults. The remainder of the time will be for discussion of challenging cases or issues and consultation with an expert interdisciplinary team.

  • For more information about Learning Communities, please click here.

Additional Courses:

  • Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression Empowering Activities for Seniors)

    This evidence-based, case-manager implemented, depression self-management program includes screening and assessment, education for clients and family caregivers, referral and linkages to appropriate health professionals, and behavioral activation. For more information, please visit


    Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS) is an evidence-based, 8-session, in-home program focusing on behavioral techniques to empower older adults to be more active and engaged in life. For more information, please visit


    Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) is a six-session course that empowers older adults to take charge of their health, manage chronic illnesses and disabilities, live well and well, and controls health care costs. For more information, please visit

  • Decisional Capacity Training

    This six-module, four hour online training is designed to educate professionals from all health care disciplines about the need for and process of decisional capacity assessment, referral recommendations, and the process of guardianship proceedings.  For more information or to register, please visit

  • DSMP

    Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) empowers older adults to take charge of their health, manage chronic illnesses and disabilities, live well and well, and controls health care costs in 6 sessions. DSMP is specially designed to empower persons to manage type 2 diabetes. For more information, please visit

  • GITT

    The Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training Program (GITT) has trained more than 4000 Rush students and community clinicians. This collaborative training for advanced practice students from multiple disciplines teaches the skills and techniques essential to interdisciplinary team practice. For more information, please visit


    The goal of Interprofessional Education in Pediatrics through Aging (IPEPA) is to prepare advanced practice nursing students and other health profession trainees to function as a deliberative team based work group that is competent in optimizing the health and quality of life for individuals with MCC. For more information, contact Joanne Miller, PhD, APN/GNP-BC:

  • PACE

    The National Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) team training is an online 7 hour course that provides education for PACE providers on working effectively in geriatric teams along with case consultation on PACE recipients. National enrollment has been approximately 800 PACE employees from almost 30 states. For more information, please visit

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week nationally-known, evidence-based curriculum for persons who care for older adults. It uses a train-the-trainer method of dissemination and has been shown to improve self-care behaviors, management of emotions, self-efficacy, and use of community resources. For more information, please visit