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Older Adult Environmental Scan

MAMH, through a contract with DMH, is performing an environmental scan of the behavioral health training and education needs of the frontline community staff serving older adults in Massachusetts. MAMH is working closely with a number of closely aligned stakeholders to identify gaps and make recommendations on how to have the appropriate level of BH training made available to various classes of caregivers in the aging network, and how to improve coordination and effectiveness of those training programs. Also, MAMH plans to develop a curriculum for two new programs; one on the intersection of mental health and substance use among older adults, and the second on how to navigate the MH and SU systems in Massachusetts to ensure that older adults receive the services they require once a condition or need has been identified.