Social Work and the Health of Populations

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

3:00–5:30 p.m.

doors open, 2:30 p.m.

Charles River Campus, Photonics Center, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s Street
Boston

Please Register

Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided

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Livestreaming Available During Event

Cohosted with the School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health.


Social work and public health are both centrally concerned with the social determinants of health. This half-day symposium will explore how, together, social work and public health can improve population health, from individual-level to systemic change. We aim to generate ideas for future collaboration in scholarship, policy, and practice.

2.5 free social work CEUs available for in-person attendees

Agenda

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
OPENING REMARKS
Sandro Galea

Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Jorge Delva

Dean, Boston University School of Social Work and Director and Paul Farmer Professor, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health


3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
KEYNOTE
Charles E. Lewis, Jr.

President, Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy


3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PANEL

Educating Social Workers for Public Health

Betty J. Ruth

Clinical Professor and Director, MSW/MPH Program, Boston University School of Social Work (SSW ’84, SPH ’85)

Community Health

Linda Sprague Martinez

Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

Health Care

Jennifer Valenzuela

Principal of Equity and People, Health Leads (SSW ’00, SPH ’01)

Policy

Heidi Allen

Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work

Global Health

Fernando Ona

Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University and Clinician, Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, Boston Medical Center (CAS ’92, SSW ’15)

Moderator: Harold Cox

Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health