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The Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education

The Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education is presented to an individual who has demonstrated continued excellence in training and education in the field of aging. Nominees must be current ASA members. Nominees should have made significant and long-term contributions to the field, and create visibility for exemplary training and educational efforts.

The winner will be featured in the Aging in America Conference program book, in Aging Today and AgeBlog, and on this page.

To be considered, nominees will be evaluated on:

  1. Significant and long-term contributions to the field;
  2. Development of relevant, culturally appropriate and comprehensive programs;
  3. Creativity and innovation in training methods, as well as use of technology;
  4. Evaluation methods to ensure efficacy;
  5. Outreach to underserved populations;
  6. Responsiveness to continuing education needs of providers.

Click here to submit a nomination
Deadline: October 15

 

2016 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education Winner

Rhonda J. V. Montgomery

A researcher in the  eld of aging for the past 30 years, Montgomery developed the evi- dence-based Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral (TCARE) Program. Randomized, longitudinal studies show that TCARE reduces caregiver stress and clinical depression, delays or prevents out-of-home placement of care recipients and increases positive feelings associated with caregiving. Montgomery and TCARE won the 2010 Rosalyn Carter Institute’s Care- giver of the Year Award; in 2015 the Administration on Community Living recognized TCARE as an evidence-based care management program.

Montgomery advocates for policy change to support family caregivers and the aging population, while also focusing on educating other industries including healthcare systems, insurance and employee benefit programs, as well as community-based organizations in daily contact with family caregivers. Currently, Montgomery is working with colleagues to establish a National Call Center so family caregivers, in any location, can call in 24/7 to a TCARE Assessor for screening/assessment.

Rhonda J. V. Montgomery was presented the 2016 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education at the 2016 Aging in America Conference in Washington DC.

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