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The de Tornyay Center serves as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging through its support of research and education in the field of gerontology for the School of Nursing, the University of Washington, and the broader community.

Dr.Rheba de Tornyay, EdD, RN, FAANDr.Rheba de Tornyay, EdD, RN, FAAN

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Geriatrics Information Portal Master List

Print or Download the Geriatrics Information Portal Master List as a PDF

Quick links to some of our favorite resources:

Administration for Community Living:

ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.

Resources for people with Alzheimer's and their family. Contents include treatment options, how to pay and plan, caring for someone, and help with Alzheimer's.

American Indian Health:

This Web resource on American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided here to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources. 

Digital Literacy:

Digital literacy includes the ability to find and use information (otherwise known as information literacy) but goes beyond this to encompass communication, collaboration and teamwork, social awareness in the digital environment, understanding of e-safety and creation of new information. Both digital and information literacy are underpinned by critical thinking and evaluation.

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing: is the evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, at New York University's College of Nursing. Endorsed by the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN), The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA), and others.

National Gerontological Nursing Association:

The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) was founded in 1984, and is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings.

Northwest Geriatric Education Center: 

The Northwest Geriatric Education Center (NWGEC) is an interdisciplinary center at the University of Washington dedicated to improving health outcomes and quality of life for older adults. The NWGEC is one of a national network of GECs funded by the Bureau of Health Professions of the Health Resources and Services Administration. NWGEC conducts health promotion training programs and develops education resources for health sciences students and for health care and social service professionals working with older adults. Established in 1985, NWGEC's programs address health concerns specific to older adults in the Pacific Northwest

Portal of Geriatrics Online Education:

A comprehensive and free collection of expert-contributed geriatrics educational materials for educators and learners

US Preventative Services Task Force:

The USPSTF is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine and is composed of primary care providers (such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and health behavior specialists). The USPSTF conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems. These recommendations are published in the form of "Recommendation Statements."