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Emory Centers and Alzheimer's Association Offer Free Curriculum

As Alzheimer’s gains more national attention as a looming public health crisis, what can be done to prevent or delay the onset of the disease? Who will care for the aging U.S. population?

A team at the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association is working to raise awareness among the future public health workforce of the need to address these questions.

About the Curriculum

With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Alzheimer’s Association and Emory Centers created A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, a free curricular resource for use by university faculty. The curriculum introduces public health students to information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias as well as public health approaches to address Alzheimer’s as a multi-layered, growing public health challenge.


  • Four ready-to-use modules, each 60-90 minutes in length
  • Modules can be used together or individually
  • Easy to adapt and incorporate into existing course content
  • Includes faculty guides, PowerPoint presentations, and additional learning resources
  • Curriculum content linked to public health competencies

According to Linelle Blais, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University,

“We facilitated a peer review process, piloting, and evaluation during the curriculum’s development to ensure scientific rigor, ease of use, and relevance to the current priorities in the field. We hope university faculty will consider presenting one or all of these modules to help prepare and empower their students to address the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

Dr. Blais also serves as Executive Director of the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance.

Get the Curriculum

Click here to view and download the curriculum: