Elder LGBT Interprofessional Collaborative Care Program


Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Kwong, DNP

Co-Investigator: Walter Bockting, PHD


The Elder LGBT Interprofessional Collaborative Care Program (e-linc) is an innovative program that utilizes an interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) model designed to meet the health needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults in New York City. e-linc offers culturally appropriate services focused on the needs of the aging LGBT community. Specifically, e-linc offers health and wellness education, care coordination, primary care, and mental health services. Funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, e-linc has partnered with SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), one of the nation’s leading LGBT community-based organizations serving the older LGBT community. The primary aim of this program is to address the unique physical, mental health, and psychosocial needs of older LGBT adults throughout the aging continuum. This IPCP program brings together faculty and students from nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry, and social work and offers an opportunity for all to work together. This program also serves as a mechanism to prepare nursing and other health professional students in both interprofessional collaborative practice as well as LGBT culturally competent care.


To enroll or to learn more about e-linc, please call 212-305-0838 or email elinc@cumc.columbia.edu, or speak to a SAGE care manager at 212-305-0838.


To learn more about our research on LGBT aging visit www.lgbthealthprogram.org/lgbtaging.