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Older Adults Living with Serious Mental Illness: The State of the Behavioral Health Workforce

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This brief provides an overview of workforce issues to consider when addressing the needs of older adults living with serious mental illness (SMI). Information includes demographics; challenges faced by a provider workforce, and ideas for strengthening the geriatric workforce to address SMI.

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PEP19-OLDERADULTS-SMI
Publication Date
May 2019
Last Reviewed
May 2019

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