To support increased collaboration and coordination among the agencies that serve older adults and adults with disabilities the Behavioral Health Initiative for Older Adults and People with Physical Disabilities (Behavioral Health Initiative) has created the below Training Modules, County Profiles, and Infographics.
Reports about that provide evaluation data on the progress of the Behavioral Health Initiative are available on the Reports page.
To help ensure the health, safety, and independence of older adults and people with disabilities, the Initiative has produced training modules. There are eight training modules for Behavioral Health Specialists for Older Adults and People with Disabilities to use for aging and behavioral health professional workforce development, five training modules for primary care providers, and two training modules for community audiences.
Eight training modules for Behavioral Health Specialists to use for aging and behavioral health professional workforce development.
These three modules are designed to provide general information, facts, and sample reflection/discussion questions about anxiety, alcohol, and social isolation in older adults.
Primary care clinics are on the front lines of optimal mental health care and integration. These five training modules are intended for primary care providers
The two web-based trainings cover bipolar disorders, dementia, and delirium; and schizophrenia and dementia.
Download the County Profile for each service area to learn about their population, and the older adult behavioral health needs in those service areas compared to Oregon overall.
General facts on the behavioral health challenges older adults and people with disabilities face in Oregon and the United States.