Social Work and the Health of Populations
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
DOORS OPEN, 2:30 P.M.
Charles River Campus, Photonics Center, Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s Street
Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided
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
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Jorge Delva, Dean, Boston University School of Social Work and Director and Paul Farmer Professor, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health
Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Charles E. Lewis, Jr., President, Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy
3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Linda Sprague Martinez, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work
Jennifer Valenzuela, Principal of Equity and People, Health Leads (SSW ’00, SPH ’01)
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)
Heidi Allen, Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work
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)
Moderator: Harold Cox, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health