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Janet C. Frank, DrPH

Janet C. Frank, DrPH

[CONTACT INFORMATION]
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 312-0531
Fax: (310) 312-0546
Email: jcfrank@mednet.ucla.edu

[AFFILIATION]
Adjunct Assistant Professor III, UCLA School of Public Health
Assistant Director for Academic Programs, Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology

[EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS]
Doctorate: Public Health, UCLA, 1994
Master Degree: Gerontology, University of Southern California, 1976

[AWARDS & RECOGNITION]
Summa Cum Laude, 1976
California Council on Geriatrics & Gerontology (CCGG) Betty and James E. Birren Senior Scholar Award, 2006
Alumni Award, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2009

[RESEARCH INTERESTS]
Geriatric education
Program evaluation
Healthy aging programs
Implementing practice change

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[PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR NIH GRANTS]
RCMAR COORDINATING CENTER
STRATEGIES TO ADVANCE THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL'S AGENDA ON MINORITY AGING

[OTHER GRANTS]
California Geriatric Education Center
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
The primary objectives of the CGEC are to: 1) Prepare faculty members and other health educators to provide aging-related education and training experiences; 2) Train key health providers in educational and leadership positions in order to upgrade their skills in the care of older Californians; and 3) Provide technical assistance in the development, implementation, dissemination and evaluation of geriatric education, training programs and practice improvement education.

Model Development and Testing of the Evidence-based Health Promotion (EBHP) Educator Certificate Program
U.S. Department of Education/Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE)
The proposed model development and testing of a new Career Technical Education (CTE) certificate program, "Evidence-based Health Promotion Educator" at community colleges capitalizes on a number of national issues and opportunities. The aging of the population will bring increased service demands and challenges to reduce health care costs associated with chronic illness. Evidence-based health promotion (EBHP), disability prevention and disease management programs offer one cost-effective approach to support healthy aging. EBHP programs were first tested as randomized clinical trials with selected populations of study. These programs, including Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Matter of Balance (falls prevention), EnhanceFitnessĀ® and Healthy Moves (physical activity), all showed improved client outcomes such as reduction in pain, improved functional levels, and more efficient use of health services.

The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) Subaward
California Council on Geriatrics and Gerontology

Grant Objectives are: (1) Host two policy forums for a minimum of 30 key stakeholders each from educational institutions with a high proportion of minority students in order to raise awareness about minority aging workforce development issues, resources and opportunities with CCGG.
(2) Recruit a minimum of 10 new gerontology and geriatrics education programs with a high proportion of minority students as new CCGG institutional members.
(3) Promote opportunities for faculty development, education and networking between students, faculty, and service providers by providing a minimum of 60 minority students and 30 faculty with scholarships to attend the CCGG Annual Meetings.

Donald W. Reynolds Consortium to Strengthen Faculty Expertise in Geriatrics in US Academic Health Centers
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

The major goals of this project are 1) to increase the number of geriatrician clinical-educators by developing a formalized structure and curriculum and supporting a corresponding one-year advanced geriatrics fellowship; 2) develop and implement a series of mini-fellowships in geriatrics aimed at faculty from other institutions who are not geriatricians; 3) foster and assist in the development of other academic geriatrics programs by providing on-site consultations to up to three other institutional programs each year.

Case Western GEC NTACC National Training & Coordination Collaborative (NTACC)
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

The mail goal of the Geriatric Education Centers NTACC is to establish & foster a national coordination site to provide training to all GECs on an ongoing basis in the areas of data collection tools, methods, systems, and evaluation.

California Council on Geriatrics and Gerontology
The major goals of this project are to: (1) Provide a forum for professional development; (2) Be recognized as the statewide expert voice in gerontology and geriatrics education and policy; (3) Promote opportunities for networking and collaboration; and (4) Improve the quality of gerontology and geriatrics education in California. Establishment of an executive administrative office for its operations will provide for stability, structure and resources for growth.