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SAMHSA News - July/August 2004, Volume 12, Number 4

Older AdultsTargeted Capacity Expansion Sites

SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services launched (in 2002) the Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) Grant Program To Improve Older Adult Mental Health Services. Nine grantees are participating in this 3-year effort designed to increase both the quantity and quality of mental health services offered to people age 65 and older.

The nine grantees are:

  • Cottage Program in Tucson, AZ, focuses on education, outreach, and screening as a way of addressing the unmet needs of Mexican American, American Indian, and rural elders.

  • ElderLynk Expansion Program in Kirksville, MO, provides mental health education, screening, and treatment for elders in underserved rural areas.

  • Health Improvement Program for the Elderly, Jewish Family and Children's Service of Southern Arizona, Inc., in Tucson is expanding to meet the demand for its mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services for elders.

  • Kajsiab House, Mental Health Center of Dane County, Inc., in Madison, WI, serves Hmong elders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses as a result of their war, refugee, and resettlement experiences.

  • La Clinica del Pueblo in Washington, DC, focuses on meeting the unmet mental health needs of older Latinos.

  • Project FOCUS in El Paso, TX, screens homebound elders for mental health problems as part of a nutrition program.

  • Project Renewal, University of California at San Francisco, teaches staff at residential care facilities how to manage residents' depression and agitation.

  • Senior Outreach Program, Unity Health System, in Rochester, NY, focuses on outreach, screening, assessment, and intervention for older residents, plus education of primary care physicians and others who work with older people.

  • Tiempo de Oro Program, Valle del Sol, Inc., in Phoenix, AZ, is expanding and adapting an existing program to make it more culturally appropriate for Latino elders.

  • Positive Aging Resource Center provides technical assistance to grantees, plus information for health and social service professionals and consumers. End of Article

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Older Adults: Improving Mental Health Services
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
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  • Increases in Substance Abuse Treatment
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    Stigma and Mental Illness: SAMHSA Raises Awareness

    SAMHSA Unveils Strategic Prevention Framework

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