Mental health and elder care

Mental Health

Belize and Dominica 
In 2009 Dr. Mark Yaffe was appointed as a consultant in mental health primary care to the Montreal Douglas Hospital-based WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health. This led to Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building Projects in Belize and Dominica. In 2010 he co-led seminars in Belize on how primary care clinicians could respond to mental health problems that arose following natural disasters. In 2011 this was expanded to doing mental health educational needs assessments for GPs in Belize and Dominica, leading to him co-creating and co-leading learning modules on 14 mental health topics. Work is being conducted to explore this program being extended to other southern Caribbean countries using web-based teaching.

Elder care in the global context 

International 
In 2010 Dr. Mark Yaffe was appointed the Inaugural chair of a new International Training and Education Committee of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA).

Ireland 
In 2012 Dr. Yaffe was appointed an External Academic Advisor to a project entitled "Screening and risk assessment for elder abuse in Ireland" being conducted by the National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP) at University College Dublin, Ireland.