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Explore our evaluation reports and publications based on outcomes from our workforce training initiatives, policy briefs, and publications — all focused on supporting organizations, practitioners, researchers, policy leaders in providing integrated, interdisciplinary, and person-centered care to older adults and people with disabilities.

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Supporting Mental Health in Older Adults through Faith Communities (NCOA 2024)

Faith leaders can play a leading role in identifying and responding to mental health concerns in older adults. CADER trained a group of faith leaders in aging and mental health, and explored how partnerships between senior centers and faith communities can provide continued support to older congregants. This project was presented at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) 2024 Age + Action Conference.

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Upskilling the Senior Center Workforce: A Partnership Between NCOA and Boston University (ASA 2024)

Senior centers are a go-to location for many older adults in need of services and supports. Training senior center staff in behavioral health will help ensure that behavioral health concerns in older adults are identified and addressed. CADER and the NCOA partnered to train 228 senior center staff using CADER's Behavioral Health in Aging certificate and presented the findings at the American Society on Aging (ASA) 2024 conference.

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Evaluation Report

Tri-Valley Case Management Accelerated Training - Session 1

Tri-Valley, an Aging Services Access Point in Central Massachusetts, developed the Case Management Accelerated Training (CMAT) program, an 11-week professional development program that equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become case managers. As part of the program, the first 19 participants in Session 1 completed CADER's Person-Centered Case Management (PCCM) Certificate, with two more sessions planned. Participants reported gaining skills in key case management competency areas and felt significantly more prepared for case management roles upon completion of the certificate program.

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Evaluation Report

New York State Case Management Certificate Training program - Full Report (2023)

CADER continues to partner with the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and Aging NY to train case managers throughout New York State. For the 2022-2023 cohort, 96 learners completed CADER's Case Management Certificate. Learners showed significant increases in all course competencies. They reported gaining important knowledge pertaining to mental health in aging, health disparities, and the legal aspects of health care management.

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Assessing Changes in Medical Students’ Expectations Towards Aging After Completing a Geriatric Clerkship (GSA 2023)

Healthcare professionals need to understand the existing gaps in health equity that older adults experience because of ageist attitudes. This CADER research with BU School of Medicine, highlights how drawing attention to implicit and explicit biases towards aging through a geriatric clerkship, can reduce stigmatizing attitudes toward physical and mental health of older adults.

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Evaluation Report

E4 Mental Health and Aging for Faith Leaders Training Initiative - Full Report (2023)

In partnership with the E4 Center for Excellence, CADER provided faith leaders in the Chicago area with access to the Mental Health and Aging for Faith Leaders course. This full evaluation report details findings from this training initiative. Faith leaders gained skills in all course competencies and reported that the course met learning objectives. Faith leaders who completed this course are better trained to support older adults facing mental health challenges.

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