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March 2, 2015
MSW student Anastasia Mallillin joins research team to understand "super-utilizer" patients
Social and economic hardship explains why some patients return to the hospital time and again, a team of UW students found in a six-month project. Such patient "super-utilizers" make up only about 5 percent nationwide, but their care accounts for almost 50 percent of U.S. health care spending.
February 27, 2015
Forefront and Facebook launch suicide prevention effort
Facebook users share countless details about their personal lives, from where they’re going on vacation to what they’re eating for dinner — and occasionally, feelings of dark despair, even thoughts of suicide.
February 9, 2015
Social work professor Jordan Lewis partners with IWRI to launch elders-in-residence program
As a girl growing up in Alaska, Elizabeth Fleagle learned life lessons and hands-on skills from her grandmother, from cooking to making fish nets and moccasins.“Our grandma taught us how to make everything we had to make,” said Fleagle, who lives in Fairbanks and is Inupiat Eskimo. “In my culture, that’s how we learn.”
January 28, 2015
Former School lecturer Lloyd Averill passes away at age 91
Lloyd Averill, who was a senior lecturer at the School from 1984 to 1993 with an emeritus appointment afterwards, passed away Dec. 17, 2014.
January 6, 2015
Partners for Our Children launches online parenting-skills program
A new open-source parenting program developed by Partners for Our Children—a School of Social Work-affliated innovation center—is designed to support parents with chidlren in foster care in an effort to reunite families.