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Geriatric Mental Health

Originally webcast June 21, 2007

Michael B. Friedman
Chairperson, Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York

Today there are significant inadequacies in geriatric mental health practice and policy and a lack of linkage to public health and physical healthcare. This is amplified by the growth in our aging population. This presentation will provide an overview of geriatric mental health in New York State, the impending mental health challenges brought on by the massive growth of older adults that will take place over the next quarter century, and opportunities to improve on these issues.

The Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York, led by Michael Friedman, reflects a membership of providers from the fields of mental health, health, and aging services as well as researchers, academic leaders, advocates, consumers, and public health officials.