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Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). These fact sheets address a variety of relevant topics, such as Medicaid and CHIP programs and the [...]

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Housing Assistance and Health Outcomes

Regarding the first question, one of the strategic goals of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to “utilize HUD assistance to improve health outcomes.” Yet research on how federal low-income housing programs impact health outcomes is limited. No study has been done to d [...]

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Support CISWH on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is December 1st! Please consider making a donation to the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health to help us expand the impact of social work in health care and public health, in order to improve health equity and the health and well-being of vulnerable populations nationall [...]

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Practical Strategies for Providing Therapy to Children via Telehealth

Children’s health experts at the Child Witness to Violence Program share best practices for mental health practitioners. By Nilagia McCoy The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the delivery of mental health services online. While giving some patients greater access and flexibility, this change poses i [...]

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Community Health Worker Institute: Apply by February 13, 2020

Are you planning to start a community health worker (CHW) program at your organization, or strengthen an existing program? The Community Health Worker Institute will take place April 1-2, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM, with a focus on how CHWs can help people with HIV. This event will feature work from CI [...]

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Social Work Lens Adds Value to Integrated Depression Care Model

Integrated behavioral health and telephonic depression care management programs create access to services despite barriers. By Mariah LeStage Busy work schedules, a lack of reliable childcare and transportation, and stigma are some of the challenges that can prevent people from accessing the mental [...]

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Webinar, 9/12: Integrating Community Health Workers into HIV Care

Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:00 pm ET As Community Health Workers (CHWs) are used in more health settings, questions have emerged about the role of CHWs, how the CHW role is different from others on the care team, and best practices for integrating CHWs into care teams. In this webinar, participan [...]

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Sexual Assault on Campus: How Social Work Can Guide Prevention Efforts

A Big Picture, Bottom-up Approach to Student Well-being Sexual assault affects one in five female college students, with LGBTQ+ students facing a greater likelihood of assault. In recent years, colleges nationwide have responded with new Title IX policies and resources to support survivors medically [...]

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SPECTRuM Manual

A manual developed by the Department of Health and Human Services based on the implementation of a peer program (SPECTRuM) into HIV care. Strategy 1 lists the protocol developed and implemented for integrating peers into HIV care teams. Provides sample forms as tools for organizations to use when re [...]

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Addressing Barriers to HIV Care: the Med-HEART Project

The Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program have partnered to establish the Med-HEART (Medical Home-HIV Evaluation & Resource Team) project that serves as evaluation and technical assistance center for nine demonstration sites. As part of [...]


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