A recent Scientific American editorial singled out Washington state as the only state in the nation that requires all health care workers—not just those in social work or mental health fields—receive suicide prevention training. “More states should follow in Washington’s footsteps,” declared the popular science magazine.
Washington praised for leading role in suicide prevention training, says Scientific American
School of Social Work ranked one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report
The School of Social Work continues to offer one of the top graduate social work programs in the nation, according to rankings released in March for the U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Graduate Schools.
Aging with Pride awarded highly competitive UW Population Health Initiative grant
Aging with Pride and four other interdisciplinary projects that involve School of Social Work researchers were awarded grants from the UW Population Health Initiative. The five pilot projects were among only eight funded from a pool of 33 applications. The School's projects will examine health disparities in Washington state and other pressing social issues such as homeless youth, suicide prevention and culturally anchored antenatal care.
Colorado commits more than $9 million to implement Communities That Care
Communities That Care—a proven youth development model pioneered at the School of Social Work—continues to gain traction nationwide. Colorado is one of the most recent states to commit significant funds to this innovative system, allocating $9.1million over two years, funded by that state’s marijuana tax dollars.
Innovative Native American health study grounded in community participation
For decades, research on health issues in Native American communities has typically taken the form of medical surveillance. But Native people “are tired of being pathologized,” says Bonnie Duran, who directs the Center for Indigenous Health Research at the School of Social Work's Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI).