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

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

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.