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Developing a Health Care Workforce That Supports Team-Based Care Models That Integrate Health and Social Services

Across the United States, health care professionals are joining forces to improve the health care of populations with complex social, financial, and behavioral health needs. One promising approach relies on community-based integrated health teams (CIHTs), or interprofessional teams that integrate a...

State of the Social Service Workforce Report 2022: The Vital Role of the Social Service Workforce in Humanitarian Contexts

In recent decades, escalating and protracted conflicts, natural disasters and extreme weather events often exacerbated by climate change, and major health emergencies, such as COVID-19, have resulted in rapid increases in the numbers of people and communities in need of emergency social assistance...

Contributions and Challenges of Public Health Social Work Practice during the Initial 2020 COVID-19 Outbreak in China

Social workers contributed significantly to the promotion of public and community health during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in China. Based on a quasi-scoping review of articles on social work practice during that outbreak, this reflective article elucidates how social workers contributed in...

National Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care in Scotland

Sets out the Government of Scotland's vision for the health and social care workforce. The strategy is primarily aimed at the Health and Social Care employers across the statutory, third and independent sectors. It provides an overarching framework of activity at a national level, in turn...

The BASW Annual Survey of Social Workers and Social Work: 2021 A summary report

In this summary report, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) presents the findings of its 2021 annual survey providing an insight into the state of the profession, the views of social workers and student social workers on key topics and the ongoing impact of working during the Covid-19...

Professional Social Work Response to COVID–19 Affected Families in India: Facilitating Services & Building Awareness during the Second Wave

Professional Social Work Response to COVID-19 Affected Families in India: Facilitating Services and Building Awareness during the Second Wave, is the outcome of a nationwide online survey carried out between July and September 2021 to capture the professional social work’s response to the second...

Caring in a Changing Climate: Centering Care Work in Climate Action

The global care crisis is being exacerbated by the global climate emergency, with interlocking impacts that threaten lives and livelihoods in all parts of the world. These impacts are particularly severe in resource-based economies and make everyday life difficult for people living with scarce...

Social Work in Health Emergencies: Global Perspectives

This is the first comprehensive book that provides accessible, international knowledge for practitioners, students and academics about social work in health emergencies and spans fields of practice across world regions with particular reference to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Older people's association model in linking with health and care systems in Cambodia

To improve the well-being of older people in Asia, HelpAge International and HelpAge Cambodia are piloting an Older People’s Association (OPA) model in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Indonesia. These multifunctional community-based organisations mobilise older people to improve their own lives and...

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