Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Program: A peer-based model addressing co-morbidities in older adults living in the community
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe a peer-led intervention model for older adults with mental and physical health co-morbidities Assess the bi-directional benefits of COAPS services Discuss the development and sustainability of an academic-state partnership
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have extensive experience working with older adults with behavioral health issues and have collaborated with Dr. Zubritsky to develop recent iterations of the COAPS curriculum as well as design the COAPS Works internship program. I have presented our COAPS work at several conferences both locally and nationally.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.