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Contact Tracing: An Opportunity for Social Work to Lead

Thursday, August 13, 2020

A new article coauthored by Boston University School of Social Work’s Betty J. Ruth and alums Abigail Ross and Lisa de Saxe Zerden, explains why the profession of social work—with an emphasis on community relationships and social determinants of health—is uniquely equipped to lead COVID-19 contract tracing efforts. “In light of the dire need for widespread high-quality contact tracing, social work is well-positioned to participate in interprofessional efforts to design, oversee and manage highly effective front-line contact tracing efforts.” 

Read the full article in Social Work and Public Health