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Faculty  We encourage Boston University faculty with an interest in health, social work, and social justice to become involved with the Center as a faculty affiliate. CISWH faculty affiliates represent a broad range of schools, departments, centers, institutions, and programs across BU, and provide [...]



Our Mission The Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH) is dedicated to expanding the impact of social work in health care and public health in order to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations nationally and globally. CISWH seeks to improve outcomes, patient exp [...]



History The Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH) is based at the Boston University School of Social Work. Building on the long-standing success of the School’s Social Work and Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH) dual degree program, the Center was established in 2015 after a gen [...]


CHW: Project Team

Our staff leads a multidisciplinary collaborative consisting of federal, state, and local leaders working together to improve linkage and retention in HIV care. The ten project sites selected to implement a Community Health Worker program into their medical care model receive guidance from experts i [...]


CHW: Project Sites

Ten Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program providers nationwide who serve racial and ethnic minority populations have received subawards to integrate CHWs into their HIV care team. National data were used to inform the selection of the 10 project sites. Selection criteria included identified need, geographic l [...]


Housing Assistance Health Outcomes: Impact & Materials

Findings from the study may inform policy proposals related to HUD housing assistance. Housing assistance is a scarce benefit, and findings from this study may help make a clear case for expanding such assistance and inform how existing (limited) resources can be used in the most efficient and effec [...]


BU-ALPS: Project Impact & Materials

The students who benefit from this project will become mentors to future MSW/MPH students and leaders in the field. The enrichment series will continue with at least 4 events per year, and the PHSW toolkit and best practices for MSW/MPH program guides will continue to be available and will be update [...]

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