News and Awards


SPOP was honored to attend and present at the SNF Nostos 2023 conference on mental health, June 21-23 in Athens, Greece.  For three days we joined with mental health professionals, researchers, advocates, and philanthropists for meetings, presentations, panel discussions, and conversations about mental health.  The high point of the conference was a conversation between President Barack Obama and Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Nancy Harvey shared SPOP’s story in her presentation, Aging-Plus:  Addressing layers of complexity in an older person.  Speaking before an audience of 200, Nancy spoke about SPOP’s strategies to reach out to the most isolated and vulnerable older adults, and our commitment to acknowledge each person as an individual, not a a number.  Click here to watch Nancy’s speech!

Click here to read Nancy Harvey’s article, For Older Adults, the Pandemic is Far from Over

Click here to read about SPOP in Behavioral Health News.


SPOP has received numerous awards including:

Medicare Rights Center Award
Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize
American Psychiatric Association Gold Award for Community-Based Program
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Dierdre Johnson Award for Excellence and Innovation in Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Services
West Side Inter-Agency Council for the Aging Beatrice M. Goldberg Community Award
American Psychiatric Association Bronze Achievement Award
AARP Grief and Loss Program Outstanding Achievement Award