The Older Adult Behavioral Health Collaborative is comprised of the Departments of Mental Health and Public Health; the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Older Adult Behavioral Health Network (https://www.mamh.org/education/oabhn) which represents a large group of stakeholders, including seniors and those serving seniors in the community. Agencies represented include: Mass Association of Mental Health, NASW, Mass Home Care, Mass Councils on Aging, BU Center for Aging & Disability & Education & Research, Simmons School of Social Work, Jewish Children and Family Services, Greater Boston Legal Services and Elders Living at Home.
The Collaborative is focused on identifying the behavioral health needs of older adults, identifying service gaps, and exploring best practices in order to improve service delivery, fill gaps and replicate and fund similar programs in MA. The Collaborative promotes prevention, outreach, wrap around peer and clinical supports and gatekeeping services; training and education; and partnerships on the local and state levels, as well as connection to the National Coalition on Aging and Mental Health.
The meeting is the second Friday of every month, 9:30 – 11, on Zoom.
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