Older Adult Behavioral Health: Evidence-based Interventions and Sustainability
“Older Adult Behavioral Health: Evidence-based Interventions and Sustainability”
This webinar training will help health center professionals learn about older adult behavioral health, evidence-based interventions available and sustainability strategies.
- Issues related to older adult behavioral health
- How common mental health and/or substance abuse disorders are among adults 65+
- Depression and other behavioral health disorders are not a normal part of aging
- What evidence-based programs are available and how to link your clients in the community
- Strategies to sustain behavioral health interventions for older adults
Presenter: Emily Watson, MPH is a Senior Program Associate in the National Council on Aging’s Center for Healthy Aging. There she supports healthy aging initiatives, sustainability and policy opportunities within falls prevention and behavioral health. She provides technical assistance to grantees and state coalitions and supports the Center for Healthy Aging’s work disseminating evidence-based programs in communities across the country. Her work focuses on the Center’s Falls Free© Initiative and supports NCOA’s behavioral health work. Recent behavioral health work includes Lessons Learned on the Sustainability of Older Adult Community Behavioral Health Services available on ncoa.org and work on a national project team to expand screening and brief intervention of substance abuse to include medication management and delivery in community settings. She graduated from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. During and following graduate school, she directed program evaluation for the American Liver Foundation.