Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Aging Resources for Psychologists

Shared by the APA Office on Aging:

The Science Directorate has put together three booklets as part of the 2008 Grand Challenges Initiative of Past-President Alan E. Kazdin, the goal of which was to identify and offer insights and solutions to a number of the grand challenges facing our society. They are Prolonging Vitality, Global Climate Change, and Health Disparities. The booklet on Prolonging Vitality describes "how psychologists are researching ways to improve the quality of life for this large portion of the population." http://www.apa.org/science/GC-ProlongingVitality-small.pdf

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has prepared a series of 7 issue briefs that offer policy recommendations for: integration of mental health in primary care; medical homes; chronic care management; integration of mental health in the public health system; the role of public insurance programs (Medicaid, SCHIP and Medicare); and improving the quality of care. http://www.bazelon.org/issues/mentalhealth/publications/index.htm

Slides and audio of presentations from the NIA Cognitive Aging Summit held in October 2007 are now available on the McKnight Brain Research Foundation's website. http://www.health.ufl.edu/brain/summit/index.htm

AARP will be holding a Diversity and Aging in the 21st Century conference, June 8-10, 2009 at the Marriott Downtown Hotel in Chicago. The theme of the conference is the Power of Inclusion. www.aarp.org/diversityandaging

1 comment:

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