SAMHSA & AoA have partnered to provide Issue Briefs!
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Administration on Aging (AoA) have partnered with NCOA and others to develop a series of Issue Briefs to address behavioral health issues that are important to older Americans.
This Issue Brief is part of a larger collaboration between SAMHSA and AoA to support the planning and coordination of aging and behavioral health services for older adults in states and communities. Through this collaboration, SAMHSA is providing technical expertise and tools, particularly in the areas of suicide, anxiety, depression, alcohol and prescription drug use and misuse among older adults, and partnering with AoA to get these resources into the hands of aging and behavioral health professionals.
Please view the attached versions of Issue Brief 1: Aging and Behavioral Health Partnerships in the Changing Health Care Environment.