The CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging connects government, community, industry and campus opportunities and initiatives about aging for the State of Colorado and beyond. It takes a multidisciplinary team of experts to work together to find ways we can develop programs, resources and services to help support productive aging for all. The CU Anschutz Multi-disciplinary Center on Aging works to be that catalyst to bring together the experts, patients, community members, clinicians and researchers to ensure successful aging is achieved for all Coloradans.

Engagement On and Off Campus: 

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The CU Multidisciplinary Center on Aging is the centralized campus contact for topics related to aging, geriatric training for health care providers, and programming for older adults.  For more information about outreach and engagement opportunities for the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging please contact Jodi.waterhouse@cuanschutz.edu or 303.724.0832. 

CU Anschutz Executive Committee 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only health sciences campus in the State of Colorado.  Each of the Schools, Colleges and Divisions on campus bring expertise in aging from many different disciplines. The CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging Executive Committee provides insight, guidance and support from varying health care disciplines experts to contribute to the growth and success of the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging.  This expertise is housed on one campus and serves as a resource in aging both state-wide and nationally.

Colorado Coalition on Aging Research and Education (CoCare)

CoCare is a network of Colorado University programs focused on aging research, clinical and applied services, outreach, and education. CoCare plays a key role for forming collaborative groups, job searching, lobbying, proposing new legislation, and raising awareness of aging issues around the State of Colorado.

CoCare Participating Universities

Movers and Shakers Thought Leaders in Aging Committee

Key thought leaders representing organizations focused on aging, across the State of Colorado, come together regularly to discuss, prioritize and elevate aging issues to government, industry and community in order to better serve the Citizens of the State of Colorado.   Innovation, new technologies and new systems to ensure aging well takes place in Colorado, is a key priority for the Movers & Shakers. 

Recently, the Movers & Shakers have created an Innovation Sub-Committee.  This committee meets monthly to identify event and program opportunities for innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs to come together and share ideas and implement change to ultimately benefit older adults.

For more information please contact: Jodi.waterhouse@cuanschutz.edu

Advocacy and Education for Older Coloradans

Polis signs a billCU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging participates regularly at the State Capital in advocacy and education of legislators about issues that greatly impact Older Coloradans.  It is imperative for legislators to understand that nearly 25% of Colorado’s population or older adults 65+ and provide immense value and contribution to Colorado.  As Older Coloradans age, quality health care, resources and services will be imperative as the population grows older.  Here are a few examples how CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging works with the Colorado Center for Aging and Colorado Commission on Aging legislators to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing Older Coloradans.

group signing billSB21-158 – SB21-158 – “Loan Forgiveness for Geriatric-Trained Clinicians” working in rural or underserved Colorado Passed successfully during the 2021 Legislative Session– More information

SB23-031 – “Improve Health Care Provider Access for Older Coloradans” successfully passed during the 2023 Legislative Session.  This Bill will bring together a consortium of higher education institutions in Colorado to offer geriatrics training across health care disciplines. More Information

For Legislative Advocacy and Education Training and Resource please visit: Colorado Center for Aging