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ASPPH Presents Workshop: Implementation of Curriculum Resources from a Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

As faculty across the country have transitioned to online/distance classes, adapting course content to a new engaging format for students can be challenging. In this workshop, sponsored by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and Alzheimer’s Association, speakers will review the topics and activities in a free, flexible curriculum to introduce Alzheimer’s to undergraduate and graduate students in schools of public health and related disciplines. Presenters from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health will offer creative ways to integrate and utilize the curriculum in online/distance classes will be covered. Attendees will be placed in small groups to learn from colleagues how they have used or plan to use the curriculum in classes. After the webinar, Emory and the Alzheimer’s Association will update one of the curriculum resources with the ideas generated during this virtual workshop. Learn more about the curriculum here.

Target Audience: Undergraduate and graduate faculty teaching public health classes online.

  • Introductory Remarks

    Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

    Dr. Linda P. Fried is the dean at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health where she is appointed as DeLamar Professor of Public Health and Professor of Epidemiology, as well as Professor of Medicine at The College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Senior Vice President of the Columbia University Medical Center. A geriatrician and epidemiologist, prior to becoming Dean in 2008, she was the Director of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and of the Center on Aging and Health at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Dr. Fried has dedicated her career to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science of prevention of frailty, cognitive decline and disability, and has led the scientific discoveries as to the definition and causes of frailty.

  • Speakers

    Molly French, MSCRP - Moderator

    Director of the Healthy Brain Initiative at the Alzheimer’s Association. Molly works closely with public health organizations to prepare all communities for the growing impact of dementia. Previously, she consulted with national nonprofits on population health issues, directed policy research for a national prevention policy group, and advanced health policy in California. Molly earned her MS from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Drake University.

    Heidi Holt, MPA

    Public Health Advisor in CDC’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging program. She has responsibility for strategic planning, program development and cross-sector collaboration. In addition, she currently coordinates not only the CDC-wide Healthy Aging Workgroup but also support to state, local and tribal public health efforts in implementing brain health and dementia public health strategies. Ms. Holt has a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Southern California, and a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Georgia.

    Taylor Kennedy, MPH, LMSW

    Community Engagement Coordinator at the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. In this role she provides technical assistance to a variety of projects related to curriculum development, strategic planning, virtual facilitation, and health communications. She earned an MPH with a concentration in Gerontology and an MSW with a clinical concentration from the University of Georgia.

    Kayleigh Jones, MPH, CHES

    Health Communications Coordinator at the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She has experience with delivering virtual trainings and health education programs, online community management, and health communications. She earned an MPH from Emory University in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

  • Learning Outcomes
    • Provide an overview of the curriculum and existing resources that are well suited to online/distance learning.
    • Discuss novel ways to implement the curriculum into online/distance classes with colleagues and public health professionals.

Contact Information

ASPPH 202-296-1099

info@aspph.org