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Advancing Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education: Toolkit

Authors Betty J. Ruth, MSW, MPH, Principal Investigator, Madi Wachman, MSW, MPH, Alexis Marbach, MPH, Jamie Wyatt Marshall, MSW, MPH, Nandini S. Choudhury, MSW, MPH, Esther Velásquez, ScD, MSW, MPH, Sandy (Cohen) Colts, MSW, MPH , Valerie Tobia, LICSW, MPH, Tamara J. Cadet, PhD., LICSW, MPH, Deborah Milbauer, MPH, MSW, Elana Premack Sandler, LCSW, MPH

Date 2019

Project BU-ALPS

Keywords Tools and Guides, Training and Supervision

This toolkit contains an overview of public health social work (PHSW) history, definitions, and examples of contemporary practice. It includes a model PHSW syllabus and a resource guide that links educators and practitioners to additional curriculum-building materials. It also contains a collection of slide decks by practitioners and scholars on PHSW-related issues for use in social work or public health courses, or in continuing education settings. 

If using slide deck content in your own presentation, please use the following citation: Author, (2019). Title of Presentation (PowerPoint slides). Retrieved from ciswh.org

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number G05HP31425, Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education Grant Program, in the amount of $300,000 awarded to Trustees of Boston University. No percentage of this project was financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Advancing Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education: Recommendations for the Field

Authors Betty J. Ruth, MSW, MPH, Principal Investigator, Nandini S. Choudhury, MSW, MPH, Alexis Marbach, MPH, Jamie Wyatt Marshall, MSW, MPH, Madi Wachman, MSW, MPH

Date 2019

Project BU-ALPS

Keywords Tools and Guides, Training and Supervision

Six recommendations for the field of public health social work (PHSW) focused on leadership development, framing PHSW, communications and marketing, professional organizations, and education and research.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number G05HP31425, Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education Grant Program, in the amount of $300,000 awarded to Trustees of Boston University. No percentage of this project was financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Family Voices Leadership Conference Panel: Partnership Opportunities Panel

Authors Comeau, M.

Date 2019

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing, Maternal and Child Health

On May 10th at the 2019 Family Voices Leadership conference, the Catalyst Center presented on a Partnership Opportunities Panel. The slides detail our work as the National Center on Health Insurance Coverage and Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, how we partner with families and youth leaders, and upcoming opportunities for collaboration.

AMCHP Conference Workshop: Seeing Is Believing

Authors Comeau, M. , Baughman, A., Kantner Doherty, J.

Date 2019

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Financing, Health Benefits, Health Equity, Health Inequities, Maternal and Child Health, Medicaid Buy-In Programs, Medicaid/CHIP

On March 10th at the 2019 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference, the Catalyst Center presented an infographic series on the fundamentals of financing the system of care for CYSHCN.

The presentation reviews the rationale for the infographic series, key content in each infographic, and explores how infographics can be used to communicate effectively with various stakeholders.

Advancing Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education: MSW/MPH Program Handbook

Authors Betty J. Ruth, MSW, MPH, Madi Wachman, MSW, MPH, Alexis Marbach, MPH, Jamie Wyatt Marshall, MSW, MPH, Nandini S. Choudhury, MSW, MPH

Date 2019

Project BU-ALPS

Keywords Tools and Guides, Training and Supervision, US- based

This handbook provides current and prospective Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH) program administrators and educators with useful information on how to build and strengthen these valuable dual-degree programs. It is part of a larger effort to advance leadership in public health social work education, the Boston University Advancing Leadership in Public Health Social Work (BU-ALPS) project, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The handbook is designed to help schools with their efforts to establish, promote, improve, and evaluate MSW/MPH programs. It includes an overview of the history, current strengths, and existing challenges associated with MSW/MPH program education, as well as practical resources such as program guidelines, an advising guide, an integrative seminar syllabus, and examples of alumni profiles.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number G05HP31425, Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education Grant Program, in the amount of $300,000 awarded to Trustees of Boston University. No percentage of this project was financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.