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MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION

Access to Mental Health Literacy for Rural Pennsylvania Older Adults Pilot Program

The award will allow PBHAC to design, develop, and implement a pilot program designed to increase the mental health literacy of older adults who live in Pennsylvania. Traditionally, the responsibility for health literacy has fallen to the health care practitioner - the health care provider shared information, initiated testing, and determined care plans with little input from their patient. The Access to Mental Health Literacy for Rural Pennsylvania Older Adults Pilot Program proposes to shift this dynamic and to provide older adults with the information that they need in order to share the responsibility of mental health literacy and to become active partners in decisions regarding their diagnosis, treatment, and care options.

Organization:
Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, Inc. (PBHAC)
Department:
Not Applicable
Organization Type:
Public Library
Funded Dates: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Funding Amount: 
$10,000
Beneficiaries: 
Health Professionals - Nurses
Health Professionals - Public Health Workforce
Consumers - Patients & Families
Population
Rural
Seniors