Friday, October 15, 2021
Wednesday, November 10 | 4:30–5:30 pm ET
Trustees Ballroom, One Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
Watch the Video:
Breaking The Mold: Innovative Models to Achieve Health Equity from CISWH on Vimeo
A global approach to health equity requires the use of innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial approaches to increase access to healthcare and economic wellbeing for those most in need. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever that we focus on economic disparities of health worldwide in order to achieve a global economic recovery. Social work and global health play a key role in supporting this economic rebuilding through research, practice, and policy development focused on community engagement. Social work models of engagement can both cultivate interest and build collective resources that directly address inequities in community health.
Hosted by the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH) at BU School of Social Work, this panel event will include interactive Q&A and will highlight examples of innovative global models that address both economic and health disparities utilizing the valuable engagement tools of social work.
The event is free and open to the public. Social workers, global leaders, researchers, and educators are encouraged to attend. Advance registration is required.
Professor, Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development, Academic Director Global Studies Programs at the Heller School for Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University; BU GRS’93,’94; Parent Pardee’05; CISWH Advisory Board
Associate Professor & Director of the BRIDGE Program at Boston University School of Social Work
Luz Marilis López, Ph.D. (moderator)
Clinical Professor & Director of the MSW/MPH Dual Degree Program at Boston University School of Social Work; Director, CISWH Global Health Core
4:30pm: Opening remarks from Jorge Delva, Dean, BU School of Social Work and Director & Paul Farmer Professor, CISWH
4:35pm: Panelist presentations
5:05pm: Moderator conducts Q&A with speakers and audience (in-person & virtual)
5:25pm: Director Delva gives closing remarks
Continuing Education Credit Info
1 national continuing education credit (free) is available to social workers licensed in the United States after completion of a brief post-event quiz. The event will provide intermediate-level content and must be attended live in order to receive CE credits. If you would like to receive credits, please provide your license number during registration. The post-event quiz will be included in the registration confirmation email and in a reminder email the day of the event. Applicants will need a score of 70% or higher to receive the CE certificate, which will be sent via email. Questions? Contact [email protected].
- Analyze the socioeconomic impact of COVID 19 pandemic and explain the need to focus on economic disparities of health worldwide in order to achieve a global economic recovery.
- Examine ways that social work models of engagement can both cultivate interest and build collective resources that directly address inequities in community health.
- Discuss examples of innovative global models that address both economic and health disparities utilizing the valuable engagement tools of social work.
Boston University strives to be accessible, inclusive, and diverse in its facilities, programming, and academic offerings. Your experience in this event is important to us. If you have a disability (including but not limited to learning or attention, mental health, concussion, vision, mobility, hearing, physical or other health-related), require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or believe that you require a reasonable accommodation for another reason, please contact the event organizer at [email protected] at least three weeks prior to the event to discuss your needs.
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