Vision & Mission Statement

Vision and Mission Statement:

The vision of our program is to improve mental health care in our community by training competent Geriatric Psychiatrists who will provide the highest quality of patient care to older patients in the state of Florida and ultimately throughout the country.

Our mission is to raise community awareness of mental health and cognitive disorders that affect the elderly, reduce stigma, promote wellness and healthy aging strategies, and increase access to quality mental health care for the elderly by transitioning to a trauma-informed care model with help from national level experts. Other plans to achieve our vision include creating outstanding educational programs at UF and collaborating with other professional and advocacy groups to develop best practices in geriatric psychiatry. Our fellows, residents, and faculty will work closely with the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) program as part of this multidisciplinary collaboration to develop skills in navigating and utilizing the spectrum of services in our community-based system of care.