Advancing health and well-being

Since 1992, the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health at the Boston University School of Social Work has advanced inclusive care and the well-being of vulnerable populations through research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and training for policy makers, providers, and consumers of health care.

Advancing health and well-being

A breadth of expertise, a focus on people

Our capabilities include research, evaluation, technical assistance, training, project implementation, and policy analysis. We actively engage the populations we serve as partners in our work. We are on the front lines of practice, where we can make a real difference.

We partner with a range of collaborators, including consumers, researchers, private and public agencies, academic institutions, community-based organizations, health care providers, and local, state, and federal policy makers. These partnerships take many forms and span a wide range of activities. They enhance our ability to identify gaps in services and systems, and create innovative solutions that improve health care for vulnerable populations.

Work that makes an impact

Year after year, we produce timely, high-caliber work with tangible impact. Over the past two decades, we have disseminated more than 200 papers, peer-reviewed articles, manuals, curricula, and other products to local, state, federal, and international audiences. We’ve made real, lasting change in health care coverage and financing, peer advocacy, policy, and care and service delivery for vulnerable populations such as people living with HIV, and children and youth with special health care needs. We also serve as evaluators and advisors, helping to ensure the sustainability of other programs.

At the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, we have an unwavering commitment to programs and partnerships that support vulnerable populations – and advance inclusive care.