UCLA study identifies gaps and offers solutions to address older adults’ behavioral health needs

January 16, 2019

According to the California Department of Finance, the number of adults over 65 is expected to rise to 9 million by 2030 in California.  The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research recently published a study led by Janet C. Frank (faculty associate at the center) and co-authored by Kathryn G. Kietzman (research scientist at the center) that shows a gap will emerge between older adults needing behavioral health treatment and a health care workforce adequately trained to treat them.  The report provides policy strategies for policy makers, educators/license agreements, and safety net providers.

Read more about the recommendations in their report at UCLA Newsroom.