Registration Open for Upcoming Webinar: “Elevating “Social Care”: Social Work’s Role in Driving Healthcare Transformation”

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 2:30 – 3:30 pm EST


Tamara Cadet, Ph.D, LICSW, MPH, Associate Professor, Simmons University School of Social Work

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Chief Health Officer, Google

Robyn Golden, LCSW, Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center

NASW Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $30 | Register Now!

A growing number of healthcare providers are recognizing that they must attend not just to medical factors but to the comparatively larger number of social factors that are key contributors to health outcomes. These include factors such as housing and economic stability, access to nutritious food, social connections and family support. Social workers are playing a leadership role in driving this transformation, bringing to bear the profession’s unique “person in the environment” framework.

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in their recent study Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Healthcare: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health recognize social workers as “specialists in social care” and outline numerous recommendations to promote the use of social care-based healthcare models. Join us to learn about this study and what it means for social workers, including:

  • Increasing compensation for social care
  • Enlarging scopes of practice
  • Leading interprofessional teams to address social needs
  • Developing the evidence base for the value of social care
  • Implementing the financing and technology infrastructure to support social care
  • Driving policies that promote health equity

Earn 1 CE! – Social Work Contact Hour