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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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Conference Presentation

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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Conference Presentation

Development and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate

This CADER research highlights the importance of leadership in interprofessional teams. The development and evaluation of the impact of an Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate, developed jointly by Boston University School of Social Work's CADER team and Sargent College, was presented at the Gerontological Society of America(GSA) 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting on Aging Research.

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Massachusetts EOEA Certificate Training Initiative – Summary Presentation (2023)

This executive summary presentation highlights the success of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) partnership with CADER to provide two self-paced, online certificate trainings for professionals serving older adults and person with disabilities in the Commonwealth employed at ASAPs or COAs from February 2023 to June 2023. 256 ASAP learners and 42 COA learners completed a certificate program. Learners gained skills in key competency areas relevant to their practice and provided positive feedback about the training.

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Massachusetts EOEA Certificate Training Initiative - Full Report (2023)

This full evaluation report details results from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) partnership with CADER to provide two self-paced, online certificate trainings for professionals serving older adults and person with disabilities in the Commonwealth employed at ASAPs or COAs from February 2023 to June 2023. 256 ASAP learners and 42 COA learners completed a certificate program. Learners gained skills in key competency areas relevant to their practice and provided positive feedback about the training.

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New York State Case Management Certificate Training Program - Full Report (2022)

This report on NY State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) training in CADER's Case Management Certificate program shares data highlighting how over 100 staff participants from 2021-22. With a 91% completion rate, their staff gained key knowledge and skills applicable to their practice working with diverse aging and disability populations. Based on data analysis of self-reported competency scores, learners gained significant skills in all competency areas. Course feedback also revealed that learners were inspired to be more mindful, understanding, and responsive to cultural needs, and reported that they intended to use this information to better connect their clients to necessary resources.

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Massachusetts EOEA Certificate Training Initiative (2022)

The Certificate Initiative in partnership with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) allowed CADER to provide access to three distinct online, self-paced certificate programs for professionals serving older adults and persons with disabilities in the Commonwealth employed at ASAPs or COAs between August 2021 to June 2022.

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