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CISWH Joins Steering Committee for National Advocacy Campaign

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, in partnership with the National Coalition on Social Work in Health, joins a 2-year  campaign that will advocate for social work innovations and policy change, as well as sustainable infrastructure and roles for integrated care settings. The committee was awarded 2-year base funding from the New York Community Trust in June 2022. 

The committee will focus on four key areas: 

  • Develop and distribute materials highlighting social workers’ expertise among diverse audiences
  • Train both social work students and practitioners to advocate for roles in integrated care settings 
  • Advance policy advocacy efforts 
  • Build systems for sustainable funding

The 12 committee members will lead four workgroups focused on these key areas that will include additional members from the National Coalition on Social Work in Health and external partners. CISWH Director Dr. Jorge Delva, alongside Louise Knight, director of patient and family services at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, will lead the Partnership & Sustainability workgroup. 

“I am thrilled that as members of the National Coalition on Social Work in Health we were successful in securing funding to create a campaign that aims to increase the recognition of our professions’ expertise, roles, and values,” says Dr. Delva.