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Promising Older Adult Mental Health Programs

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Access to Health Care; Family, Caregiving and Parental Issues; Adult; Elderly; Chronic Condition Prevalence; Mental and Emotional Health

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Fact Sheet

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This fact sheet and the accompanying compendium provide information about 25 promising older adult mental health programs that were identified through the California Mental Health Older Adult System of Care Project. The two-year study assessed older adult mental health care service delivery in six counties through key informant interviews with administrators, county-contracted providers, and consumers of county mental health services. Specifically, stakeholders were interviewed about their views on facilitators for implementing an integrated and comprehensive system of mental health care for older adults and also on strategies for overcoming barriers to implementation. Through this process, the interviewees described mental health programs and services that they believed were beneficial for older adults based on firsthand experience. These older adult mental health programs are deemed promising in that, per the dictionary definition of that word, they "are likely to succeed or to yield good results" and also may be of interest to other counties across the state.
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Compendium: Promising Older Adult Mental Health Programs

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Fact Sheet: California's Public Mental Health Services: How Are Older Adults Being Served?

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Report: California Mental Health Older Adult System of Care Project Deliverable 4 Report: Focus Groups

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California Mental Health Older Adult System of Care Project

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Funder: California Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission

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