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The Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center (ARGEC) is a consortium that builds upon the extensive interdisciplinary training framework of Emory, the historic community outreach and disparities reduction programs of Morehouse School of Medicine, the socially-centered programs of Georgia State University, statewide and rural-Georgia foci of the University of Georgia, and the community and policy focus of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

The Emory Center for Health in Aging serves as the lead institution for the ARGEC, though there are several schools and programs within Emory that have a major role in our activities and success: the Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the Physician’s Assistant Program (Dept. of Family Medicine), Rollins School of Public Health, Wesley Woods Center, and of course the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and the School of Social Work at Georgia State, the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine, and the Institute of Gerontology of the University of Georgia are our key regional academic partners. The Atlanta Regional Commission doubles as our region’s Area Agency on Aging and provides support for community linkages, policy reach, and community-based service provider access.

ARGEC’s funding agency, the Health Resources and Services Administration, has awarded the ARGEC  supplementary funding to expand educational programming that specifically focuses on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. The ARGEC’s primary partner for ADRD Training delivery, the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, serves as Georgia’s only NIH-designated ADRC and is the premier clinical services and dementia research center in our region. The Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Georgia Medical Care Foundation, the Atlanta VA Medical Center, the Atlanta Regional Commission, and numerous community-based organizations have helped strengthen our training offerings and portfolio, offering expertise in a broad range of issues relating to dementia and the care of persons with dementing disorders

For detailed information on our partners, please click here, or check out the programs’ websites:

Emory-based programs

Georgia State University

Morehouse School of Medicine

University of Georgia

Atlanta Regional Commission