A Busy Year in Geriatric Mental Health Advocacy

Date of CE Release: 02/04/2021

Date of CE Expiration: 02/04/2022

Learner Notification



Alex Threlfall, MD

Santa Rosa Community Health Centers


Michelle Greenhalgh

American Psychiatric Association


Melanie Scharrer, MD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine


Sandra Swantek, MD

Rush Medical College


Summary: This session, sponsored by the AAGP Public Policy Committee, will provide updates on recent federal and state mental health legislation and policy issues and will feature AAGP Public Policy Committee members who have been engaged advocates for geriatric mental health over this past year.


UAN: JA4008163-9999-21-016-H04-P
Activity Type: Knowledge Based

Objectives for Webinar:

1. Participants will be able to identify key current issues in aging and mental health policy.

2. Participants will be able to identify key resources for keeping up to date on advocacy and legislative activities related to mental health and aging policy.

3. Participants will become familiar with the variety of ways one can engage in advocacy at the local, state, and national level.

4. Participants will become familiar with the benefits of the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship.


Acknowledgement of Support
This webinar is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 



Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of1.0 ANCC contact hours.



Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.



Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 psychologist contact hours. 


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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)


All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed in the program book. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.


Alex Threlfall

Neurocrine - Speakers Bureau

Michelle Greenhalgh

No relevant financial relationship exists

Melanie Scharrer

No relevant financial relationship exists

Sandra Swantek

Alliance for Patient's Access: Neurological Disease Working Group – Consultant


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