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Behavioral Health


Almost 20% of persons age 55 and over experience specific mental and cognitive disorders that are not part of the "normal" aging process.  While disabilities due to mental disorders are a major public health concern, there are a number of effective interventions in place to treat mental disorders.

Community Programs

We help community organizations find proven programs that address mental health and/or substance abuse with older adults.  Explore the programs.

How NCOA Helps

Learn more about how the Center for Healthy Aging helps promote behavioral health and connect community organizations with the resources they need.   

Tools and Resources

Explore materials related to behavioral health.


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Online Training


Introduction to Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults
Take our interactive training modules on evidence-based health promotion for older adults.