Geriatric Psychiatry Committee
Chair, Nery Diaz, D.O.

Committee Charge

  1. To encourage the participation of NYCPS members that are interested in geriatric psychiatry.
  2. To encourage and promote the continuing education within NYCPS related to geriatric psychiatry, including the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of older adults suffering from mental disorders.
  3. To foster collaboration among medical colleagues in the care of the older adult.
  4. To encourage medical students, and psychiatry residents to pursue fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry.
  5. To be available to the officers, executive council and other committee and task force members of the NYCPS for consultation on matters concerning the mental health of older adults, including matters of legislation and policy.
  6. To advocate for the development and implementation of health policies and programs that improve the care of older adults, minimize the stigma of aging, and enhance the quality of life for older adults in the county and the state of New York.
  7. To serve as a liaison between NYCPS and other geriatric mental health organizations in the city of New York.
  8. To promote and encourage the utilization of resources among agencies in the City of New York that are charged with the care of older adults.

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