PDA acts as an advisory member to various councils and advisory groups for intellectual disability and mental health issues in order to represent the issues and needs of older Pennsylvanians. As a result of being part of these groups PDA creates and modifies policy and operational procedures as needed.
Some of the councils, groups and projects PDA is represented on:
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning Council
Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition
Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition
Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board administered by the Department of Health.