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Columbia Mailman Public Health Dean Linda Fried Featured in ASPPH & Alzheimer’s Association Webinar

Collaboration between ASPPH and the Alzheimer’s Association produced the ASPPH Presents webinar entitled: Workshop: Implementation of Curriculum Resources from a Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias on November 12, 2020. Moderated by Ms. Molly French, Director of the Healthy Brain Initiative, Alzheimer’s Association, the webinar highlighted Dean Linda Fried (Columbia) who set the stage with introductory remarks. In offering evidence-based perspectives on healthy longevity and global aging, the dean stated, “Public health has key roles to play in delivering prevention to improve the healthspan for everyone…Alzheimer’s disease needs public health leadership.”

In the webinar workshop, Ms. Heidi Holt, Public Health Advisor, Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provided data on the growing population of people living with Alzheimer’s and some of the impacts. Ms. Taylor Kennedy, Community Engagement Coordinator, Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, gave an overview of the free, flexible, introductory curriculum A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias. Ms. Kayleigh Jones, Health Communications Coordinator, Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, co-facilitated the interactive portion of the event.

The archived webinar, slide deck, and Q&As are available here.  As the workshop quickly reached capacity, ASPPH and Alzheimer’s Association partners will consider potential, additional opportunities to offer the event to more interested learners. Stay tuned in this space for future workshops or other events related to aging.