The Northern New England Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program has seen many exciting changes over the past few years with our GITT-PC, RAFT, and other educational programs. One notable change is that we have incorporated Telehealth technology to help train health care providers to assess and address the primary care needs of older adults through Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT), Learning Collaboratives, and will be expanding this technology to the Reducing Avoidable Facility Transfers (RAFT) program.
Dan Moran was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Spent his early career in pre-hospital life support as a firefighter, paramedic, flight medic, and underwater rescue diver. Graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2000 with a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Joined the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center faculty in 2001 as a primary care provider. Transitioned some of his time to the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program in 2015 where he is responsible for content and training around the Geriatric Inter-professional Team Transformation – Primary Care (GITT-PC).
Timothy M. Hesselton is a research project manager at the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging. His prior experience includes direct care with adults with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as working to transition older adults and adults with mental illness from long term nursing home and hospital care to independent living in the community. Mr. Hesselton specializes in implementation, both in the science of implementation as well as implementing evidence based practices and programs in community and primary care settings, particularly in rural and remote locations. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.