The Center for Public Health Social Work Education and Training is involved in a number of research activities. As one of three HRSA Office of Workforce Development grantees the Center is currently researching and developing a national summit to investigate and establish a set of national competencies in public health social work. Additionally, this national summit will seek to establish a set of assessment procedures to be used in the evaluation of competencies of public health social workers. This will result in a set of comprehensive inter-professional competencies that will guide curriculum development in public health social work.
Along with The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and The University of North Carolina School of Social Work, The Center for Public Health Social Work Education and Training will be hosting a National Summit on Public Health Social Work Education Competencies in September, 2016.
The goal of this National Summit is to examine best practices/models of public health social work education, finalize curriculum competencies in public health social work, and to establish, and examine the effectiveness of, an assessment tool to evaluate those competencies.
In an effort to include key stakeholders in the field of public health social work education, the Summit Planning Committee will include the three PHSWLE directors, accrediting bodies in social work, the Council on Social Work Education, and public health, the Council on Education for Public Health. Additionally, we will include designees from the American Public Health Association, National Association of Social Workers, and the social work section of the Association of State and Territorial Public Health. We also will include representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU) and selected representatives from other dual degree programs.
Interprofessional Leadership Training in MCH Social Work [Social Work in Health Care]
Reducing Barriers to Interprofessional Training: Promoting Interprofessional Cul [Journal of Interprofessional Care]