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ASPPH and the Alzheimer’s Association Present a Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Overview of a Ready-to-Use Curriculum

An interactive webinar on Wednesday, April 29 from 1:30-2:15pm ET

Just as public health has worked to keep people physically healthy across the lifespan, public health has a role in helping people stay cognitively healthy, too. Today’s public health students are likely to have careers in which they need to apply public health strategies to the rising costs and burden of Alzheimer’s and all dementia. Will your students be ready to address cognitive impairment at the individual, community, and global levels?

On Wednesday, April 29 from 1:30–2:15 p.m. ET, join the Alzheimer’s Association and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) for a webinar highlighting a free, flexible set of curricular resources that makes it easy to integrate Alzheimer’s into curriculum. After an overview of the set, the webinar will feature how faculty have used the modules with students to develop public health competencies. Please register in advance.

Presenters include:

A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias — a set of modular curricular resources from the Alzheimer’s Association with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding — was developed by the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Faculty can choose all or part of the curriculum to prepare students of public health and related disciplines for careers that will require a multi-layered approach in order to address Alzheimer’s as a growing public health challenge. The curriculum is appropriate for both graduate and undergraduate courses.

Be sure to register in advance and share this announcement with colleagues.

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