Policy


Purpose

Working at the intersection of one-on-one patient interaction and systems-level engagement, social workers possess significant insight into what makes policies succeed or fail and where policy change will yield meaningful impact. Based on this unique perspective, and consonant with social work’s enduring commitment to social justice, the profession can and should take a leadership role in shaping and evaluating policy.

Our research examines how to best increase social work’s capacity to influence health care policy at the local, state, and national levels. We are working to gain a better understanding of the major issues that will impact population health and health equity in the years and decades to come, and how that insight can be used to craft policies that effectively promote health. And we are invested in drawing attention to the ways that public and social policies can shape and strengthen population health.

People

  • Dan Miller

    Boston University School of Social Work

  • Angela Robertson Bazzi

    Boston University School of Public Health

  • Heidi Allen

    Columbia University

  • Katherine Crevi

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

  • Tina DuBois

    Boston University School of Social Work

  • Kathryn Jantz

    Steadman Consulting Group

  • Melissa Martinson

    University of Washington

  • David Rosenbloom

    Boston University School of Public Health

  • Chris Salas-Wright

    Boston University School of Social Work