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ASPPH Presents: New Undergraduate Curriculum Introduces Students to Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a Rapidly Growing Public Health Issue

ASPPH offers this upcoming webinar to support the Undergraduate Network and ASPPH-member faculty and staff by introducing an Alzheimer’s and dementia focused curriculum. The Alzheimer’s Association, as part of a cooperative agreement with CDC’s Healthy Aging Program, and in partnership with Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, have created a free, flexible curriculum for teaching undergraduate public health students about Alzheimer’s and dementia. A pilot of the curriculum was conducted earlier this year with faculty and students from schools and programs of public health. The final version of the curriculum will be available for download from the Alzheimer’s Association website in early December; the pilot version is available at http://alz.org/publichealth/curriculum.asp.

This work supports The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships (Road Map) in terms of developing a competent workforce.

Join us on December 1, 2-3:00 p.m. Eastern, for an overview of this curriculum, its unique design and ways one or more of its modules can be easily integrated into existing public health courses. During this webinar, staff from the Alzheimer’s Association and Emory University will discuss the curriculum and the pilot results. Two faculty members will share their experiences with piloting the curriculum with undergraduate public health classes. Visit the Event page to learn more and to register.