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Events

PhD Information Session Webinar

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
5:00–6:00 p.m.

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work invites you to participate in an interactive PhD Information Session Webinar to learn about our PhD programs and ask questions. This session will be facilitated by the Program Director, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, and by current Boston College PhD students.  More about the PhD Information Session Webinar »

Diversity + Field Education Day

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus

A conversation about race and justice for First Year Field students and faculty with agency leaders, followed by Field Education Orientation for all students scheduled to begin their First Year Internship in September.  More about Diversity + Field Education Day »

News

GSSW in the News
Gubernatorial Candidate Touts Social Work's Role in Health Care at BC Social Work Forum

Charles Baker
Gubernatorial candidate, Charles D. Baker Jr., addresses BC Social Work Community. (Photo by Frank Curran)

FEBRUARY 27, 2014

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Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker Jr., speaking at a Graduate School of Social Work forum Monday, endorsed the social work profession as a key player in health care reform.

"When I think of social workers, I think of problem-solvers," said Baker, former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, lauding social workers’ ability to "stitch clinical and social service issues together with real-life implications."

"They deal with the complexity of problems that don’t fit neatly into categories."

Baker was the keynote speaker at "Health Care Reform: From Policy to Practice," organized by GSSW to examine the potential roles and challenges for social workers in the wake of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). An audience of nearly 300, most of them social work professionals and academics, filled the Corcoran Commons Heights Room for the event, which also featured a panel discussion moderated by National Association of Social Workers CEO Angelo McClain, PhD ’01, former commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.  Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »

Read the articles from:
State House News Service (via MassLive.com) »
Globe Newswire »
The Pilot »
Science 2.0 »
Medical Xpress »

Videos from the Event

"On Social Work & Health Care"
Charles D. Baker Jr., Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and former Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 

"Health Care Reform: Panel Discussion"
Moderator: Angelo McClain, PhD '01, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers and former Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Panelists: Carol Kress, Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership; Mary Neagle, Co-director, Integrative Care Management Program (iCMP), Partners Health Care; Rebecca Osario, Clinical Social Worker, Integrated Care Management Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; and J. Scott Turton, Director of Primary Care Integration and Electronic Medical Records Implementation, Gosnold on Cape Cod.