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

January 25, 2018

Fact Sheet

Authors: Kathryn G. Kietzman, PhD, MSW, Danielle Dupuy, MPH, Jo Ann Damron-Rodriguez, LCSW, PhD, Alina Palimaru, Homero E. del Pino, Janet C. Frank, DrPH, MS

This fact sheet presents information from a six-county study of public mental health services for older adults funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) of 2004.1 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).

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