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Arnold School of Public Health

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Projects and Programs

OSA develops programs that are rooted in research and designed for application in the community as well as professionally.

Alzheimer’s Disease Registry

The Alzheimer’s Disease Registry is a comprehensive statewide registry of SC residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).

Arnold Aging Lecture

The Arnold Aging Lecture is held annually to promote healthy aging across the lifespan through current research by topic experts.

Dementia Dialogues®

Dementia Dialogues is a 5-session training course designed to educate the community and individuals who care for persons who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias.

Evaluation Sub-Award for PRISMA Health Greenville– REACH Expansion Program

The Office for the Study of Aging serves as the evaluator for the three year program GHS-REACH (PI: James Davis, MD), that seeks to expand and enhance the educational and supportive services to persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers through the provision of caregiver coaching and education. 

Healthy Connections Prime Training

Healthy Connections Prime is a new option for seniors 65 and older with Medicare and Medicaid. This program is a partnership through South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid and the federal government (Medicare). Through Healthy Connections Prime, members will receive all the services they need, fully managed by a single Healthy Connections Prime Medicare-Medicaid Plan. The OSA has developed training for the three participating Medicare-Medicaid plans and providers.

Home Care Specialist Training

The Home Care Specialist course provides training on chronic disease management and is intended for Personal Care Aide (PCA) workers caring for people in their own homes.

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