CMHA solves problems by understanding the mechanisms of effective health care delivery for older persons. Behind every research study are the life stories of real older adults that help us develop and tailor evidence-based services for an aging society.


The Penn Aging Internship Program is designed to help students bridge the gap between academic learning and professional experience. CMHA offers national trainings in depression and anxiety assessment and treatment, Problem Solving Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and dementia.


CMHA provides consultation on geriatric planning to state, county, and city governments, for-profit and nonprofit agencies, professional associations, universities, hospitals, and home health agencies.


CMHA has made an impact on social and health policies that help older adults continue to live safely at home. Our researchers have designed, tested, and disseminated evidence-based interventions for depression care management for low-income homebound medically disabledĀ older adults.

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