The Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging offers as a website specifically designed for members in the community who want useful and practical information on all aspects of aging. Community Outreach activities such as the Alzheimer Family Program, New Horizons at UAB, and Pre-Retirement Counseling Programs, and a Speakers’ Bureau provide other ways for the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging to share useful information with those that need it.

UAB students may pursue an undergraduate minor or a graduate certificate in gerontology through the Gerontology Education Program. Medical students may participate in the Geriatric Student Interest Group, summer research training experiences, or one-week electives in Geriatrics. Internal medicine, family practice, and other resident physicians participate in Geriatric Medicine Block Month Rotations. One-year, post-doctoral clinical fellowships in Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Palliative Care are available for physicians who want to obtain certification in these areas.

Interdisciplinary, continuing education programs for community-based practitioners and faculty members are sponsored in collaboration with the Geriatric Education Center, the UAB Division of Continuing Medical Education, the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), the Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine (SCEGM), and the Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation. The continuing education programs include the Alabama Practice-Based CME Program, with course offerings available on-line, by mail, email, or FAX. From September through May of each year, weekly Geriatric Clinical Conferences, topical journal clubs on Mobility, Genito-Urinary Disorders, Palliative Care, and General Geriatrics, Geriatric Case Conferences, and Scientific Seminars are offered.

Regular educational programs are supplemented by topic-specific interdisciplinary retreats, conferences, and co-sponsored conferences. The Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for all faculty members and the community to learn about the scope of research being pursued at UAB and features a nationally prominent gerontologist as the keynote speaker.

Career development activities including research training programs are offered through the Clinical and Behavioral Gerontology Research Training Program and the Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine (SCEGM). The SCEGM also provides support for physicians to pursue careers as clinician educators.