Geoffrey W. Wilkinson

Clinical Associate Professor & Charles River Campus Advisor

Specialities

• Community Health

• Health Equity

• Public Health Social Work

• Workforce Development for Community Health Workers (CHWs)

• Integration of CHWs into Health Care and Public Health Systems

• Local Public Health Infrastructure

• Community Organizing and Social Justice Activism

Geoffrey W. Wilkinson
department: Macro Practice

faculty details

Education

BA

University of Massachusetts

MSW (Community Organizing, Management & Planning)

Boston University

Courses

MP759 Communities and Organizations: Assessment and Intervention
MP773 Human Services Management
MP781 Community Organizing

Courses

MP759 Communities and Organizations: Assessment and Intervention
MP773 Human Services Management
MP781 Community Organizing

Publications

Wilkinson, G.W., Mason, T., Hirsch, G., Calista, J.L., Toledo, J., & Zotter, J. (2015). Community health worker integration in health care, public health, and policy: A partnership model. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 39 (1): 2-11, January–March, 2016.

Mason, T., Wilkinson, G.W., Nannini, A., Martin, C.M., Fox, D.J., & Hirsch, G. (2011). Winning policy change to promote community health workers: Lessons from Massachusetts in the health reform era. American Journal of Public Health. 101(12): 2211-2216.

Hyde, J., Cox, H., Macvarish K., & Wilkinson, G.W. (2011). Massachusetts public health practice-based research network: Generating evidence to improve the equitable delivery of public health services across the commonwealth. Journal of Leadership in Public Health. 9(1): 4-7.

Wilkinson, G., Brown, T., Dickson, C., & Soares, P. (1988). “With the family-community resource center, tenants set the agenda.” Family Resource Coalition Report, (7:1, 8-9).

Gowler, R., Wilkinson, G., Hirsch, G., & Anthony, S. (2009). Community health workers in Massachusetts: Improving health care and public health. Report of the Community Health Workers Advisory Council, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Editorials and Commentary

Wilkinson, G. (2016, August 31). Looking back when reaching forward: Commentary on eleven principles for creating health. Community Newsletter of the Creating Health Collaborative. Accessible at http://www.pstamber.com/home/8/31/2016:look-back-when-reaching-forward

G. Wilkinson. (2015, July 29). Thankfully, Mayor Walsh didn’t blink in showdown with the USOC. Letter to the editor, Boston Globe. Accessible at http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2015/07/28/thankfully-mayor-walsh-didn-blink-showdown-with-usoc/rlN7oIrfonJYJTj2DfewaN/story.html

G. Hirsch & G. Wilkinson. (2014). Massachusetts paves the path to CHW certification. Interview, CHW Central. Accessible at http://www.chwcentral.org/massachusetts-paves-path-chw-certification

G. Wilkinson & F. Singleton. Planning for a pandemic. (2005, December 17). Boston Globe.

G. Wilkinson. (1999). Massachusetts senior action fights for prescription coverage under medicare. Networks, National Council on the Aging, Washington, DC.

Publications

Wilkinson, G.W., Mason, T., Hirsch, G., Calista, J.L., Toledo, J., & Zotter, J. (2015). Community health worker integration in health care, public health, and policy: A partnership model. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 39 (1): 2-11, January–March, 2016.

Mason, T., Wilkinson, G.W., Nannini, A., Martin, C.M., Fox, D.J., & Hirsch, G. (2011). Winning policy change to promote community health workers: Lessons from Massachusetts in the health reform era. American Journal of Public Health. 101(12): 2211-2216.

Hyde, J., Cox, H., Macvarish K., & Wilkinson, G.W. (2011). Massachusetts public health practice-based research network: Generating evidence to improve the equitable delivery of public health services across the commonwealth. Journal of Leadership in Public Health. 9(1): 4-7.

Wilkinson, G., Brown, T., Dickson, C., & Soares, P. (1988). “With the family-community resource center, tenants set the agenda.” Family Resource Coalition Report, (7:1, 8-9).

Gowler, R., Wilkinson, G., Hirsch, G., & Anthony, S. (2009). Community health workers in Massachusetts: Improving health care and public health. Report of the Community Health Workers Advisory Council, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Editorials and Commentary

Wilkinson, G. (2016, August 31). Looking back when reaching forward: Commentary on eleven principles for creating health. Community Newsletter of the Creating Health Collaborative. Accessible at http://www.pstamber.com/home/8/31/2016:look-back-when-reaching-forward

G. Wilkinson. (2015, July 29). Thankfully, Mayor Walsh didn’t blink in showdown with the USOC. Letter to the editor, Boston Globe. Accessible at http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2015/07/28/thankfully-mayor-walsh-didn-blink-showdown-with-usoc/rlN7oIrfonJYJTj2DfewaN/story.html

G. Hirsch & G. Wilkinson. (2014). Massachusetts paves the path to CHW certification. Interview, CHW Central. Accessible at http://www.chwcentral.org/massachusetts-paves-path-chw-certification

G. Wilkinson & F. Singleton. Planning for a pandemic. (2005, December 17). Boston Globe.

G. Wilkinson. (1999). Massachusetts senior action fights for prescription coverage under medicare. Networks, National Council on the Aging, Washington, DC.

Presentations

G. Wilkinson, D. Fox, S. Matos, & A. Wennerstrom. (2016, October) Building a national organization for the CHW/CHR/promotor workforce. American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.

G. Wilkinson, T. Mason, & C. Rush. (2016, June). Certification of community health workers: Issues and options for state health departments. National webinar produced for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, DC.

G. Wilkinson, G. Hirsch, M. Banzhaf, B. Rodriguez, & J. Toledo. (2015, November). How CHW leadership strengthens certification: A view from two states. American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.

G. Wilkinson & D. Fox. (2015, November). CHWs and social determinants of health: How far upstream are we looking? American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.

G. Wilkinson. (2015, July). Future directions for CHWs: Feedback and reflections on developing a national CHW association. Moderator for conference plenary session at the Unity Conference, Memphis, TN,.

G. Wilkinson. (2014, November). Community health workers in Massachusetts: One state’s path to CHW credentialing. Keynote address delivered to Symposium on Community Health Workers at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

G. Wilkinson. (2014, October) Getting to health equity: Risk adjustment, care team innovation, and more. Panel presentation at Social Determinants of Health: Emerging Strategies for an Evolving Healthcare System conference organized by the Medical Legal Partnership, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA.

D. Fox, L.R. Holderby-Fox, G. Wilkinson, L. Holt, et al. (2013, November). Engaging partners to enhance the community health workers workforce: Massachusetts and New England. American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition, Boston, MA.

G. Wilkinson. (2012, February). Impact of macroeconomic forces on prevention policy. American College of Preventive Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

G. Wilkinson & A. Goldberg. (2010, September). Regulatory approaches to policymaking and legislative advocacy. Presentation at Using Law, Policy, and Research to Improve the Public’s Health, a national conference sponsored by American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Atlanta, GA.

Presentations

G. Wilkinson, D. Fox, S. Matos, & A. Wennerstrom. (2016, October) Building a national organization for the CHW/CHR/promotor workforce. American Public Health Association 144th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.

G. Wilkinson, T. Mason, & C. Rush. (2016, June). Certification of community health workers: Issues and options for state health departments. National webinar produced for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, DC.

G. Wilkinson, G. Hirsch, M. Banzhaf, B. Rodriguez, & J. Toledo. (2015, November). How CHW leadership strengthens certification: A view from two states. American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.

G. Wilkinson & D. Fox. (2015, November). CHWs and social determinants of health: How far upstream are we looking? American Public Health Association 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.

G. Wilkinson. (2015, July). Future directions for CHWs: Feedback and reflections on developing a national CHW association. Moderator for conference plenary session at the Unity Conference, Memphis, TN,.

G. Wilkinson. (2014, November). Community health workers in Massachusetts: One state’s path to CHW credentialing. Keynote address delivered to Symposium on Community Health Workers at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

G. Wilkinson. (2014, October) Getting to health equity: Risk adjustment, care team innovation, and more. Panel presentation at Social Determinants of Health: Emerging Strategies for an Evolving Healthcare System conference organized by the Medical Legal Partnership, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA.

D. Fox, L.R. Holderby-Fox, G. Wilkinson, L. Holt, et al. (2013, November). Engaging partners to enhance the community health workers workforce: Massachusetts and New England. American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition, Boston, MA.

G. Wilkinson. (2012, February). Impact of macroeconomic forces on prevention policy. American College of Preventive Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

G. Wilkinson & A. Goldberg. (2010, September). Regulatory approaches to policymaking and legislative advocacy. Presentation at Using Law, Policy, and Research to Improve the Public’s Health, a national conference sponsored by American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Atlanta, GA.

Grants

Principal Investigator. (2016). Developing a National Community Health Workers Organization. Sanofi USA. Funding: $225,000.

Principal Investigator. (2010–2014). National Public Health Improvement Initiative to Strengthen Data Systems and Develop New Regional Public Health Districts in Cooperation with 58 Cities and Towns. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Funding: $6,000,000.

(1987–2010). Over $10 million raised in private foundation grants, United Way, and state agency contracts in professional practice positions.

Grants

Principal Investigator. (2016). Developing a National Community Health Workers Organization. Sanofi USA. Funding: $225,000.

Principal Investigator. (2010–2014). National Public Health Improvement Initiative to Strengthen Data Systems and Develop New Regional Public Health Districts in Cooperation with 58 Cities and Towns. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Funding: $6,000,000.

(1987–2010). Over $10 million raised in private foundation grants, United Way, and state agency contracts in professional practice positions.

Professional Activities and Certifications

Consulting

2015-Present: Consultant, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, DC.

2015-Present: Consultant and technical assistance to multiples states on community health worker integration and workforce development.

2014-Present: Co-Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project, Massachusetts-Connecticut Practice Based Research Network, Cambridge, MA.

2016: Subject Matter Expert, Maine Community Health Worker Initiative, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

2014-2015: Consultant, Center for Health Impact, Worcester, MA.

Professional Activities

2014-Present: Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA.

2013-2014: Director of Policy and Planning, Office of the Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA.

2008-2015: Adjunct Professor, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

2007-2013: Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA.

2002-2007: Executive Director, Massachusetts Public Health Association, Jamaica Plain, MA.

1996-1997: Faculty Advisor, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA.

1994-2016: Adjunct Lecturer, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA.

1992-2001: Executive Director, Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Boston, MA.

1991-2014: Field Instructor, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA.

1990-1991: Development Coordinator, Committee for Boston Public Housing, Inc., Boston, MA.

1987-1990: Program Developer, Committee for Boston Public Housing, Inc., Boston, MA.

1985-1987: Resource Coordinator, Committee for Boston Public Housing, Inc., Boston, MA.

Professional Activities and Certifications

Consulting

2015-Present: Consultant, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, DC.

2015-Present: Consultant and technical assistance to multiples states on community health worker integration and workforce development.

2014-Present: Co-Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project, Massachusetts-Connecticut Practice Based Research Network, Cambridge, MA.

2016: Subject Matter Expert, Maine Community Health Worker Initiative, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

2014-2015: Consultant, Center for Health Impact, Worcester, MA.

Professional Activities

2014-Present: Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA.

2013-2014: Director of Policy and Planning, Office of the Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA.

2008-2015: Adjunct Professor, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

2007-2013: Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA.

2002-2007: Executive Director, Massachusetts Public Health Association, Jamaica Plain, MA.

1996-1997: Faculty Advisor, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA.

1994-2016: Adjunct Lecturer, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA.

1992-2001: Executive Director, Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Boston, MA.

1991-2014: Field Instructor, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA.

1990-1991: Development Coordinator, Committee for Boston Public Housing, Inc., Boston, MA.

1987-1990: Program Developer, Committee for Boston Public Housing, Inc., Boston, MA.

1985-1987: Resource Coordinator, Committee for Boston Public Housing, Inc., Boston, MA.

Awards and Honors

2005: American Public Health Association Committee on Affiliates Chair Citation.

2001: Vision Action Leadership Award, Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging.

1997: Hubie Jones Urban Service Award, Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Association.

1984: Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellow, Boston University.

Awards and Honors

2005: American Public Health Association Committee on Affiliates Chair Citation.

2001: Vision Action Leadership Award, Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging.

1997: Hubie Jones Urban Service Award, Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Association.

1984: Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellow, Boston University.
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