Healthy IDEAS Info Session

Friday, October 14, 2016
9:30 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
Executive Conference Room

We invite you to come and learn more about Healthy IDEAS, an evidence-based program for addressing depression in the populations you serve. 


Sarah Doughty Jackson, Healthy IDEAS Project Manager for NC, will be on hand to explain more about Healthy IDEAS, and about the readiness review process that must be undertaken prior to the two-day training.  She will be able to address any questions you may have about the program and whether it is right for your organization.  The training sessions are tentatively planned for mid-December and will be available at no cost, up to 25 participants.


About the program:

Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors) is a community depression program designed to detect and reduce the severity of depressive symptoms in older adults. The program integrates 4 evidence-based steps into existing care/case management and social services programs serving older adults in their home or other private settings over several months.

Healthy IDEAS improves quality of life by:

  • Screening for symptoms of depression & assessing severity
  • Educating older adults & caregivers about depression, treatment, & self-care
  • Referring to primary care and mental health providers for further assessment & treatment
  • Empowering older adults to manage their symptoms through Behavioral Activation