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Mental Health Services for Older Adults: Creating a System That Tells the Story

Publication Topics

Access to Health Care; Mental and Emotional Health; Chronic Condition Prevalence; Elderly; Family, Caregiving and Parental Issues

Publication Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date

2018-01-25T08:00:00Z

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Abstract

In 2004, voters in California approved Proposition 63 for passage of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). From that time until 2014, over $13 billion in the state’s tax revenue was allocated for public mental health services. There is very little information available to answer critical questions such as these: How much of this amount was spent in the interests of older adult mental health? What benefits were gained from services delivered to older adults? This policy brief promotes recommendations for specific age-relevant indicator utilization and for an expanded system of uniform and transparent data for all types of MHSA-funded programs. These two policy directions are necessary in order to document the older adult mental health care services provided and to track outcomes at the state level for MHSA programs. A third recommendation centers on assuring that the mental health workforce is prepared to utilize and report age-relevant data indicators.

This policy brief is part of a six-county study of public mental health services for older adults funded by the MHSA.  This is the first study to assess whether MHSA-funded services meet the complex needs and address the recovery goals of older adults with mental illness by supporting an Older Adult System of Care (OASOC). For more information on this evaluation, and to see all related publications, please visit: www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/Older-Adult-Mental-Health-Care

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Policy Brief: Older Californians and the Mental Health Services Act: Is an Older Adult System of Care Supported?

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Fact Sheet: California's Public Mental Health Services: How Are Older Adults Being Served?

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Fact sheet: Servicios públicos de salud mental en California: ¿Cómo están siendo atendidos las personas de tercera edad?

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Fact Sheet: Promising Older Adult Mental Health Programs

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California Mental Health Older Adult System of Care Project Deliverable 4 Report: Focus Groups

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Fact Sheet: MHSA and Older Adult Study Policy Recommendations

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California Mental Health Older Adult System of Care Project

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Funder: California Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission

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