Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression Care – Lessons Learned
December 10, 2020 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Cosponsored with Grantmakers In Aging
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression affects more than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans age 65 and older. In 2014, Archstone Foundation launched its Depression in Late-Life Initiative, awarding a grant to the University of Washington and the University of California, Davis to support the Care Partners: Bridging Families, Clinics, and Communities to Advance Late-Life Depression Care project. Care Partners is testing innovative approaches to treat depression and address social needs through community-engaged partners working together to strengthen the involvement of family, friends, and community-based organizations in providing enhanced collaborative care for depressed older adults offered in the primary care setting or in the community. On this webinar, participants joined GIH for an important conversation about the successes and challenges in implementing collaborative care interventions, the key lessons learned to date, and next steps to improve late-life depression care. Speakers included Ladson Hinton of University of California Davis, Laura Rath of Archstone Foundation, and Jürgen Unützer of University of Washington.