Georgia Southern Participates in Pilot Curriculum
In partnership with CDC, the Alzheimer’s Association developed a competency-based curriculum, “A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias,” to begin preparing the future workforce for the growing public health challenge of Alzheimer’s disease. Before the curriculum is released fall 2016 to schools and programs of public health nationwide, a small group of faculty at nearly 20 undergraduate public health programs across the country piloted the curriculum.
Mrs. Jamie Cromley-Samuels, instructor of community health behavior and education at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Georgia Southern University, was part of this select group who reviewed the curriculum and presented a portion of it in class. She completed an evaluation of the curriculum and participated in a follow-up interview. We will apply what we learn from this pilot to enhance the curriculum to make it even easier for faculty to use, assure each module meets its objectives, and draw broad uptake by other undergraduate schools and programs of public health.