The Resource The mental health and substance use workforce for older adults : in whose hands?, Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies ; Jill Eden, Katie Maslow, Mai Le, Dan Blazer, editors

The mental health and substance use workforce for older adults : in whose hands?, Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies ; Jill Eden, Katie Maslow, Mai Le, Dan Blazer, editors

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The mental health and substance use workforce for older adults : in whose hands?
Title
The mental health and substance use workforce for older adults
Title remainder
in whose hands?
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Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies ; Jill Eden, Katie Maslow, Mai Le, Dan Blazer, editors
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eng
Summary
At least 5.6 million to 8 million--nearly one in five--older adults in America have one or more mental health and substance use conditions, which present unique challenges for their care. With the number of adults age 65 and older projected to soar from 40.3 million in 2010 to 72.1 million by 2030, the aging of America holds profound consequences for the nation. For decades, policymakers have been warned that the nation's health care workforce is ill-equipped to care for a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse population. In the specific disciplines of mental health and substance use, there have been similar warnings about serious workforce shortages, insufficient workforce diversity, and lack of basic competence and core knowledge in key areas. Following its 2008 report highlighting the urgency of expanding and strengthening the geriatric health care workforce, the IOM was asked by the Department of Health and Human Services to undertake a complementary study on the geriatric mental health and substance use workforce. The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands? assesses the needs of this population and the workforce that serves it. The breadth and magnitude of inadequate workforce training and personnel shortages have grown to such proportions, says the committee, that no single approach, nor a few isolated changes in disparate federal agencies or programs, can adequately address the issue. Overcoming these challenges will require focused and coordinated action by all
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DNLM
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331.7/6136220973
Funding information
This study was supported by Contract No. HHSP23320042509XI between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Health and Human Services. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project
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HV5138
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.I375 2012eb
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The mental health and substance use workforce for older adults : in whose hands?, Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies ; Jill Eden, Katie Maslow, Mai Le, Dan Blazer, editors
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ocn815521835
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1 online resource (1 PDF file (xxiii, 372 pages))
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9780309256667
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