National I&R Support Center
The National Association of State United for Aging and Disabilities administers the National Aging Information and Referral Support Center. Funding is provided by the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) are key partners in the success of the Center.
The National Aging Information and Referral Support Center provides information and referral systems design and management, service delivery and professional staff development supports to state and local aging networks. Training, technical assistance, product development and consultation are provided to build capacity and promote continuing development of aging information and referral services nationwide.
The National I&R Support Center is proud to provide a new online training course, "Basic Training for Aging I&R/A Professionals." This course contains four modules that aim to enhance the services provided by Aging Information and Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) professionals by advancing their knowledge, skills, and work-related competences. The course is also carefully designed to help prepare I&R/A professionals to obtain a certification in CIRS-A (Certified Information and Referral Specialist-Aging).
The online Basic Training for Aging I&R/A Professionals is a free service provided by the National Information & Referral Support Center. The National Information & Referral Support Center is a special project supported by the Administration on Aging.
The course may be accessed by clicking here.
You may view an instructional video about the course by clicking here.
On the first Thursday of every month, at 11:30 am EST, the I&R Support Center hold a call with I&R Specialists concerning topics of interest to those in the field of Aging I&R. Notes from each call, and more information can be found here.
If you would like to be join our call listserv, please contact Sara Tribe at firstname.lastname@example.org.