Social Work and Health Equity Speaker Series

The Social Work And Health Equity Speaker Series highlights innovative public health social work practice and leadership in various sectors. The series encourages interaction between current social work students and alumni working in areas that impact health; discussions center on the role of social work practice in improving public health and addressing issues of health equity. Events featured to date have included the following:

  • December 2016
    Intersection of race, sexual and gender identity and its impact on health in the LGBTQ community
    Tfawa Haynes, Psychotherapist, Fenway Health
  • February 2017
    Changing What Counts as Health Care: Social Work’s Role
    Jennifer Valenzuela (’00, SPH’01), Principal of Program, Health Leads
  • February 2017
    Racial Justice, Health Equity, and the Role of Government: Lessons from the City of Boston
    Janine Anzalota (’04, SPH ‘06), Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Housing & Equity
    Ilyitch Nahiely Tábora, Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office of Health & Human Services
    Rita Nieves, Deputy Director. Boston Public Health Commission
  • March 2017
    Integrating Social Justice into Practice: A Liberation Health Framework
    Serena Smith Patten (’14, SPH ‘15), Early Intervention Public Health Social Worker
    Dawn Belkin Martinez, BUSSW
    Chloe Frankel, Boston Liberation Health
  • October 2017
    Visiting: Public Health Social Work on Rosebud Sioux Tribe Reservation
    Madeline Ray (’18)