GGS Webinar Series

Providing education and training is a core focus of the Georgia Gerontology Society. Our Webinar Series is free to GGS members. There is a fee of $10 per webinar for non-members. Have a webinar idea? Email

Doing research as a practitioner: Getting what you need from the literature 
June 26, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

As leaders in Gerontology, you are often expected to be up-to-speed on the latest knowledge in the field. Judging whether new ideas are evidence-based or just a fad is difficult in an information rich environment. This webinar will review different strategies for accessing research and judging the quality of research to support the critical problem solving of professionals in the field of aging.

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan

Jennifer Craft Morgan, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research focuses on jobs and careers, attempting to understand how policy, population, workplace and individual level factors shape how work is experienced and how work is organized across care settings. She is a national expert on recruitment, training and retention of frontline health care workers highlighting the impact of good jobs and high-quality training. Dr. Morgan has published widely in highly-ranked peer reviewed journals, authored many reports and translational tools, and has presented extensively at a variety of regional and national conferences. She has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator of twelve grant-funded workforce-related research projects. She is currently president of the Southern Gerontological Society and co-chair of the Carework Network.

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Implementation of the Annual Wellness Visit to Improve MIPS Scores
August 22, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Over the past three decades, various federal administrations have approached changes in the fee for service episodic health care delivery system. However, there has not been success as measured by persistent changes, lowered cost curve or relative improvement in life expectancy compared to other developed nations. Tools that promote patient centeredness can result in care that is more appropriate and of higher value. This session will explain how the implementation of tools can support efficient care delivery at high value.

Presenter: Donna Cohen

Donna Cohen serves as the Deputy Director for Population Health at Alliant Quality. Her career in health care began more than 3 decades ago and consists of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Case Manager. Her experience ranges from the inpatient hospital setting, to physician practice management as well as Managed Care where she was the director of Case Management and Utilization Review. Before joining Alliant Quality, she was a Practice Manager Director with a large physician practice group and with the implementation of EPIC, led the clinical informatics team.

Social Work CEUs are pending.

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