New online modules: Six new modules to complement those already online will focus on areas of content relevant to the 4Ms: dementia, delirium, depression, caregiving, polypharmacy and mobility. These six will then be adapted for older adults and their families. Each module presents the basics of each topic for all health systems employees, followed by targeted content for clinicians. We expect new modules to go live by Fall 2019; email CATCH-ON@rush.edu to be notified when they’re available.
Behavioral Pain Management (BPM) training: This non-pharmacological intervention helps minimize opioid use and pain-related distress by teaching health professionals how to help older adults manage their own pain. Two levels of training include a one-hour training for all levels of clinic staff to help them talk with and refer older adults, and a three-hour interactive workshop for mental health professionals on implementing the evidence-based intervention program. If you’d like to bring this training to your clinic, email CATCH-ON@rush.edu or call (312) 942-0417.
Essentials of Older Adult Mental Health training: A three-hour training for primary care clinics and community-based organizations on the essentials of older adult mental health is aimed at increasing knowledge and detection of late-life mental health issues. If you’d like to bring this training to your clinic, email CATCH-ON@rush.edu or call (312) 942-0417.
Online modules for mental health clinicians: CATCH-ON is developing a 15-hour curriculum to build foundational competencies in older adult mental health among mental health clinicians. Modules are being developed from now through 2021 and will go live in segments; email CATCH-ON@rush.edu to be notified when they’re available.
Mini fellowships for mental health clinicians: Designed for generalist licensed mental health clinicians, these fellowships, offered in Chicago, will offer essential training in late-life mental health issues. Each will include two days of training appropriate for all clinicians, plus a discipline-specific day. Fellowship opportunities will begin in 2021. Email CATCH-ON@rush.edu to be notified when applications are available.
Older adult patient engagement materials: Education and health behavior support for patients and families improves health outcomes and decreases health care costs. We plan to invite a diverse group of older adults to help us understand the best ways to communicate about the 4Ms, and to help us design and test printed materials. CATCH-ON is excited to partner with five other GWEPs in this design to maximize diversity of input, as well as the utility for a broad range of older adults and families. Email CATCH-ON@rush.edu to be notified when materials are available.