October 21, 2005 Minutes
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Indiana Inter-College Council on Aging
October 21, 2005
Following introductions, Kathy Frank updated the group on her
conversation with Joan Weiss, HRSA, at the Reynolds Grant meeting
in New York. Budget allocations are at risk with a gloomy picture
for next year (however, money should be there in the future).
HRSA is supportive of Indiana submitting a GEC proposal, however
Weiss cautioned that a consortium application is looked at more
critically than an individual application. It would be a disservice
to submit a quickly put-together application. With extra time
that would be available by waiting to submit until 2007, the IICCA
could demonstrate a healthy timeline that validates the consortium,
indicated its direction, and show the supportiveness of the partners.
By looking to the 2007 cycle, we could continue
to meet monthly and document this work; look for the issues/needs;
identify goals and objectives and decide who will participate
where; organize matching funds to demonstrate sustainability;
divide up the writing tasks and have the opportunity to have the
proposal critiqued. Weiss liked the partners but said to do it
right. Even though we would be using this year to strengthen the
consortium, the proposal can still be written to include the first
year for a planning phase.
The question was raised as to what constituted the
consortium – whether it is all of the members of the Indiana
Inter-College Council on Aging or an entity in addition to the
Council. It was agreed by those present that the Consortium is
composed of those members who are interested in participating
in the GEC. The grant application would be written with IU School
of Medicine as the lead university.
A discussion followed on what would constitute a
demonstrable track record. Ideas included a website that provided
information on member schools’ events and speakers, collaborative
efforts of speaker’s bureau and conference, and work/projects
that would help to develop students’ interests in careers
that work with older adults.
Anna told the group that Indiana Division of Aging
has received an AoA planning grant to implement the AdvantAge
Initiative on a statewide basis.
Discussion on needs assessment for the state – currently,
Luther Consulting is conducting a needs assessment with consumers
and with providers (report due Jan 31st). The AAAs are required
to look at the needs of their individual areas (statewide assessment
will not be specific enough for their planning purposes). Suggestion
was made that IICCA do a needs assessment on the educational needs
(geriatric training) in the state.
AGHE conference in February – discussion on
what IICCA could do to demonstrate collaboration. Kathy Segrist
will request that all the members of IICCA who will be having
a booth at the conference be located in same area. Jackie Wall
will coordinate efforts to design a logo for IICCA so that a sign
(ribbon) can be displayed by each of the members at the conference.
Another project that has been suggested is hosting
a summer institute that would bring health professionals, service
providers and practioners together to discuss how they work with
older adults. (Kentucky has a good institute)
Original purpose of the IICCA was to develop partnerships
between colleges and the state.
Discussion on the idea of speakers’ bureau
is really along the line of listing expertise on the website and
making sure that we all know about the conferences/speakers/events
that each of us is putting on.
Website – will check with Lesa about the information
that is lacking for individual members. Peggy will contact Lesa
about creating a directory of council members with their email,
phone and mailing addresses.
Members with conferences/speakers/events that is
of interest or open to the public can email Peri with the info
to be distributed on IDA’s calendar.
Recommendation was made that subcommittees be formed
to carry out assignments as they relate to IICCA and the GEC proposal.
Potential committees include:
• Interdisciplinary continuing education/summer institute
• Planning dollars
• Data/needs assessment
• Outreach – events/speakers info
Email Kathy Segrist with information on areas of
expertise at your school.
Friday, November 11th at noon, CAC.