Advocacy Coalition

Our two advocacy partners serve the entire state of Georgia, as well as the Metro Atlanta area. More details are below for their public held meeting times & locations.


Georgia Coalition on Older Adults & Behavioral Health (GCOABH) focuses on strengthening Georgia’s capacity to care for the growing older adult population with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Partners include the Georgia Division of Aging Services (DAS) and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) with membership from Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other community organizations, and family advocates.

2021 Meetings:
Mondays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

  • Monday, January 11
  • Monday March 8
  • Monday May 10
  • Monday, July 12
  • Monday, September 13
  • Monday November 8

State of Georgia Building
2 Peachtree Street NW, Room 33-389
Atlanta, GA 30303

To join by conference call:  1-470-344-9228 – Conference ID Code TBD Each Meeting
To be added to the email listserv, please contact Cathy Rambach at crambac@emory.edu

Metro Atlanta

Aging and Behavior Health Care Collaborative (ABHCC) promotes interagency education and collaboration around the care of older adults with mental illness in the Greater Atlanta area. Members include staff from public and private organizations who provide housing, social services, or healthcare to older adults. Each meeting includes a speaker on an educational topic, group discussion of a real case, and networking time.

Atlanta Regional Commission
229 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

To be added to the email listserv, please contact Jocelyn Chen Wise at jchen86@emory.edu

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”
Emily Dickinson