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Professional Development and Affiliations

Professional development

Rush Health and Aging team members are leaders in national professional organizations that promote educational and applied research initiatives in aging. RHA promotes and supports the development of practitoners in aging through departmental internship opportunities.

Training opportunities

Rush Health and Aging offers training opportunities for individuals interested in becoming facilitators of its evidence-based health promotion programming, including Take Charge of Your Health, Take Charge of Your Diabetes and A Matter of Balance. For more information, contact Robin McConney at or (312) 942-8118.

Internship opportunities

Rush Health and Aging offers internship opportunities for master's degree-level students in social work and public health. To learn more, please contact Anne Millheiser at or (312) 947-0466.

Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training

The Rush Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training Program brings together trainees from 12 different disciplines to learn in both clinical and classroom settings the skills necessary to provide the best in collaborative care for older adults.

Social Work Age Training (SWAT)

SWAT is a program designed to provide education and skill building for social workers and those affiliated with the profession around the unique aspects of working with an older adult population.

National Coalition of Care Coordination

Patients and their families benefit when hospital- and community-based providers work together to ensure their range of medical and social needs are being addressed. Rush has long been involved in developing and implementing innovative care coordination models with the Rush community. In demonstration of Rush’s dedication to improved patient care, Rush co-hosts the National Coalition on Care Coordination, a national group of providers, advocates and policymakers that works to improve the quality of care for individuals through support for care coordination in health and social sectors.


Professional associations