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National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Releases:The Impact of Older Adult Mental Health Workforce Shortage on the Public Mental Health System

The number of older Americans is growing rapidly and will continue to do so in the future. The workforce needed to address the behavioral health needs of older adults is not adequate today and is projected to be even worse as time goes by. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) Report, The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?[1], (2012) put it bluntly that “The workforce is not prepared in numbers, knowledge, and skills to care for the mental health and substance use needs of a rapidly aging and increasingly diverse population.” In 1999 the Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General said this workforce issue would “…become a major public health problem in the near future…” The NASMHPD Older Persons Division (OPD) believes that the near future envisioned in that report has arrived. 

Read the entire report here

Welcome to the National Association of PASRR Professionals!

NAPP seeks to be the principal leader in re-balancing long-term care by providing education to stakeholders implementing PASRR programs, and advocating for individuals diagnosed with mental illness, intellectual disability, and/or related conditions; NAPP strives to maximize every individual’s independence, level of functioning, and quality of life.

Upcoming Events

  • January 27th 1-2:30pm EST. NAPP Webinar: PASRR & Dementia

2014 PASRR & Aging Confernce

March 1, 2014

The 2014 PASRR and Aging Conference was a great success! 39 states were represented this year and we hope to gain even more support for the 2015 conference.

Stay tuned for details!

Meeting Olmstead Requirements

Learn About Olmstead and ADA

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead Decision, finding it is a direct violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act to retain individuals with mental disorders in institutions when their needs can be met in the community.

Learn what other states are doing to prepare for implementing Specialized Services.

July 1, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is heavily focused on assuring that individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and related conditions have their overall needs met through the delivery of any services and supports that promote quality of life and independence.

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