Administration on Aging has designated Healthy IDEAS as an
evidence-based program and recommends it for nationwide replication.
Healthy IDEAS has also received a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Science and Service Award for mental health promotion.
Healthy IDEAS is a national model with measurable results and demonstrated benefits for older adults, service providers and community mental/behavioral health practitioners. The
pilot study and large-scale demonstration of Healthy IDEAS were conducted in Houston, Texas as part of a community-academic partnership managed by Care for Elders in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine. A full-scale evaluation of the Healthy IDEAS program model was conducted and published.
Last Updated on 4/23/14