Aligning Care and Disrupting Stigmas in Mental Health for Marginalized Older Adults

Thursday, March 21 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern | 10:00 -11:00 am Pacific
Part of the Breaking Barriers— Strategic Disruption Series with USAging.

Series Host: American Society on Aging (ASA)


You must create or have an account with ASA to Register for the webinar.

Also available on demand March 21 – May 18, 2024.


Explore the unique challenges faced by older adults from marginalized backgrounds and how strategic disruption can amplify their voices, challenge stereotypes, and create a more inclusive mental health landscape.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Learn about the critical disconnect between mental and physical healthcare in older adults and the necessity of integrated care to ensure better patient outcomes.
  • Discover insights on care management for depression, dementia and substance misuse in marginalized older adults and understand the necessity for more personalized, targeted approaches.
  • Gain profound insights into real-world implementations of strategic disruption and collaborative care models, focusing on reducing stigmas and promoting mental health wellness.


  • Rakshitha Mohankumar, MA (she/her/hers), is a second-year student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at UNLV. Mohankumar completed her Master’s in Research and Experimental Psychology at San Jose State University in 2022, where her thesis focused on cultural influences on mental health perceptions.
  • Brenna N. Renn, PhD, is a clinical geropsychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she directs the TREATment Lab. Her research aims to improve access to mental health care and has produced more than 50 publications and 10 book chapters across topics in geriatrics/geriatric mental health, integrated primary and behavioral healthcare, and the behavioral health workforce.

Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. CE Application Guide
To request speech-to-text captioning during this event, please contact us.

About the Breaking Barriers— Strategic Disruption Series with USAging

Join the American Society on Aging on March 18–21 for Breaking Barriers—Strategic Disruption Series, a 4-part webinar series created in partnership with USAging’s Aging and Disability Business Institute. This series will be a transformative exploration of equity, diversity and inclusion in aging services and healthcare. Thought leaders will converge to challenge norms, navigate resistance, and foster cross-sector collaborations. Explore topics like combating ageism, challenging ableism, and promoting workplace diversity, with actionable insights for creating inclusive environments and driving meaningful change.

You can sign up for just one or all four of the webinars, but you must register for each webinar separately.

Each of the web seminars will be recorded and available for 60 days following the live presentation. Recorded web seminars in this series will be available here after each webinar has ended.

Additional Resources: Field Guides to Managed Care

The four web seminars in the series for “Breaking Barries – Strategic Disruption with USAging” include:

  1. Navigating Strategic Disruption and Overcoming Resistance for DEI Transformation
    Monday, March 18 at 1:00 pm [Eastern] | 10:00 am [Pacific]
  2. Strategies for Disrupting Ageism and Advancing DEI
    Tuesday, March 19 at 1:00 pm [Eastern] | 10:00 am [Pacific]
  3. Strategic Disruption for Ableism—Creating an Inclusive Future
    Wednesday, March 20 at 1:00 pm [Eastern] | 10:00 am [Pacific]
  4. Aligning Care and Disrupting Stigmas in Mental Health for Marginalized Older Adults
    Thursday, March 21 at 1:00 pm [Eastern] | 10:00 am [Pacific]

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