Outreach and Education
To educate the public and provide resources, the GMHF maintains a presence on the Internet through its website, www.GMHFonline.org. The Foundation’s site features consumer information, news, resources, and a find-a-doctor feature, which lists psychiatrist members of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry who are accepting new patients. The Foundation’s aging and mental health series of brochures covers such topics as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and misuse, healthy aging, caregiving, sleep disorders, and disaster preparedness. Single copies of brochures are provided free of charge; bulk quantities may be purchased at cost.
In its fifth year, the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation’s Scholars Fund is designed to expose medical students and young physicians to the rewarding field of geriatric psychiatry in an effort to increase the number of medical professionals expertly trained to care for the growing older population. Funds will be used to support Scholars’ activities during the AAGP Annual Meeting, including a structured mentorship program; provide scholarships to AAGP’s focused educational programs; pay for memberships in the Association to give trainees full access to all AAGP member programs and activities; and develop tools for medical students and residents to make informed choices about their medical careers. For a donation of $2,500, an individual or organization may support one trainee as an Honors Scholar for full participation in the Scholars Program.
These prestigious scholarships will be named for the contributor (or his or her designee) and will be granted to the most highly qualified applicants as determined by a selection committee. Donations to the Scholars Fund received after October 1 will be applied to the 2015 program.