Health Reform


Purpose

Six years after passage of the landmark national Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), reforms intended to improve health system delivery and population health continue. Health reform provides an increasing number of opportunities for innovation in areas that include mitigating inequities, improving coordination, and decreasing costs. The social work profession is well equipped to take a leadership role in addressing these issues.

We are examining how social work is engaging with reform efforts today and how to best position the profession to play a meaningful role in shaping policy decisions that will define health reform in the years and decades to come. The time is right for innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in health reform, and social work can lead the charge.

People

  • Sara S. Bachman

    Boston University School of Social Work / Boston University School of Public Health

  • David K. Jones

    Boston University School of Public Health

  • Stacy Collins

    Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

  • Alexander (Sandy) Cohen

    Cambridge Health Alliance

  • Thérèse Fitzgerald

    Brigham & Women’s Hospital

  • Calla Harrington

    Boston University School of Social Work / Boston University School of Public Health

  • Leticia Manning

    Maternal & Child Health Bureau / HRSA

  • Rachel Nuzum

    The Commonwealth Fund

  • Trish Riley

    National Academy for State Health Policy

  • Robert Siefert

    Center for Health Law & Economics, UMass Medical School

  • Madi Wachman

    Boston University School of Social Work / Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health