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Published Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On February 6, AAGP released an official statement on President Trump’s executive order. “…[this] executive order puts further strain on the physician workforce in areas of dire need,” said AAGP President Daniel D. Sewell, MD. To read the entire statement, click here

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Published Friday, June 7, 2013
On June 7, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) reintroduced the Positive Aging Act, S.1119, which will improve the accessibility and quality of mental health services for the country’s rapidly growing older population. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), which has long promoted better access to mental health more»
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012
(Bethesda, MD, July 11, 2012)--This week, the Institute of Medicine released a new report outlining the mental health and substance use workforce needs for the growing population of older adults in the United States. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is pleased that the IOM report, The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for more»
Published Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Today, the Institute of Medicine released a new report outlining the geriatric mental health and substance use workforce needs for the nation. AAGP is pleased that the IOM report, The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?, documents the interaction between chronic physical health and mental health and the growing need more»
Published Monday, April 16, 2012
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry agrees with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that more needs to be done to protect those in nursing homes during times of disaster. The OIG recently issued a report, titled “Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During more»
Published Tuesday, February 15, 2011
AAGP Advocated for Comprehensive Study of Mental Health Care Workforce Needed for Older Adults This week, the Institute of Medicine announced the formation of a new consensus study, The Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations, and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry lauds the efforts of its volunteers who more»
Published Thursday, August 5, 2010
Yesterday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), joined by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), reintroduced the Positive Aging Act, S. 3698, which will improve the accessibility and quality of mental health services for the country’s rapidly growing older population. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), which has long promoted better access to more»
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