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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1782


PUBLIC LAW 98-459—OCT. 9, 1984

higher education and other public and nonprofit private organizations and agencies. "(b) To achieve the purpose of this title, the Administration on Aging shall conduct both— "(1) long-term educational activities to prepare personnel for careers in the field of aging; and "(2) short-term inservice training and continuing education activities for State and area agency personnel, and other personnel, in the field of aging or preparing to enter the field of aging. "(c) In making grants and contracts under this part, the Commissioner shall give special consideration to the recruitment and training of personnel, volunteers, and those individuals preparing for employment in that part of the field of aging which relates to providing custodial and skilled care for older individuals who suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other neurological and organic brain disorders of the Alzheimer's type and providing family respite services with respect to such individuals. "(d) In making grants or contracts under this part, the Commissioner shall ensure that all projects and activities related to personnel training shall include specific data on the number of individuals to be trained and the number of older individuals to be served through such training activities by public and nonprofit agencies, State and area agencies on aging, institutions of higher education, and other organizations.". MULTIDISCIPUNARY CENTERS OF GERONTOLOGY



SEC. 404. Section 412 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3032) is amended— (1) by inserting "(a)" after "SEC. 412.", (2) in subsection (a), as so redesignated— (A) by inserting "(including emphasis on nutrition, employment, health, income maintenance and supportive services)" before the period at the end thereof, and (B) by adding at the end thereof the following: "Such centers shall conduct research and policy analysis and function as a technical resource for the Commissioner, policymakers, service providers, and the Congress. Multidisciplinary centers of gerontology shall— "(1) recruit and train personnel; "(2) conduct basic and applied research directed toward the development of information related to aging; "(3) stimulate the incorporation of information on aging into the teaching of biological, behavioral, and social sciences at colleges and universities; "(4) help to develop training programs in the field of aging at schools of public health, education, and other appropriate schools within colleges and universities; "(5) serve as a repository of information and knowledge on aging; and "(6) provide consultation and information to public and voluntary organizations, including State and area agencies, which serve the needs of older individuals in planning and developing services provided under other provisions of this Act.", and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(b) Centers supported under this section shall provide data to the Commissioner on the projects and activities for which funds are