Content with Institutions : University of Arizona

Elder Rehab Program

The Elder Rehab program is a student-administered Alzheimer rehabilitation research program that was conceived of and directed by clinical psychologist Sharon Arkin. The program took place between 1996 and 2001 at the University of Arizona, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the program measured the effects of a multi-modality intervention program on the language performance, rate of decline, physical fitness, and mood of persons with early to moderate stage Alzheimer s disease. To connect to Arkin’s monograph on Exercise and Alzheimer’s on the website of the National Center for Physical Activity and Disability,…

Community Assessment and Analysis

  Community Assessment and Analysis Course Description: This is an advanced course in the theory and practice of community assessment in public health. Community assessment focuses on measuring a community’s health status and its determinants. It also focuses on assessing a community’s capacity to improve health. To be able to conduct assessment, students must have a working understanding of the determinants of health, as well as the “anatomy and physiology” of community. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be introduced. Applying what is learned in this course yield the information needed for community based planning and evaluation, the topics of the…