Fall 2021 Event Preview

Friday, October 08, 2021

Access and Anti-Racism in Opioid Treatment: What Cities Need Now

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Co-sponsored by BU Initiative on Cities

Watch the recording here.

Breaking the Mold: Innovative Models to Achieve Health Equity 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
4:30–5:30 PM ET
Hybrid (in-person & virtual)

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, we need to 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. This event will share examples of innovative global models that address both economic and health disparities utilizing the valuable engagement tools of social work. 

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Social Work, Health Equity and Civic Health Engagement

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 
5:30-7:00 PM ET

Political determinants of health are voting, government and policy. National healthcare policies have not been reflective of the changing population. Elected leadership and policy lack diversity. Social work and healthcare professionals have joined in promoting the importance of civic health engagement through voter registration as a social determinant of health. Engaging individuals in the involvement, decision making and self-determination of policies in healthcare will directly lead to physically healthier communities nationwide through advocating for patients, families, and communities. Cultivating interest among social workers and healthcare professionals in healthcare policy is essential in accomplishing health equity for all. 

Co-sponsored by Vot-ER

Registration coming soon.