September 20, 2016

West Coast Poverty Center named partner in national poverty center collaborative

The West Coast Poverty Center, a multidisciplinary partnership supported by the University of Washington School of Social Work, was recently named a partner in the newly formed Collaborative of U.S. Poverty Centers.

September 10, 2016

Dean Uehara featured on NBC News Asian America

Dean Eddie Uehara is featured on NBC News Asian America, addressing the topic of diversity among higher education leadership. In the video, she discusses how her own diversity has impacted her path to leadership and shares her vision for creating an inclusive learning community. According to the American Council on Education, there is a noticeable lack of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in leadership positions at U.S. colleges and universities.

September 8, 2016

Forefront marks World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10

Every one of us has a role to play in preventing suicide, say organizers with Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, based in the University of Washington School of Social Work and led by Professor Jennifer Stuber

July 25, 2016

Minimum Wage Study: Effects of Seattle wage hike modest

The City of Seattle passed its $15 minimum way ordinance in June of 2014, and that December commissioned the UW team to conduct a five-year study of the law’s impacts. The ongoing research is led by professors Jacob Vigdor, Mark Long along with Jennifer Romich, associate professor in the UW School of Social Work and director of the West Coast Povert Center— and other co-authors from the Evans School, the School of Public Health and the Washington Employment Security Department. 

June 29, 2016

Ben de Haan weighs in on tackling homelessness with technology

People who are homeless might have multiple issues needing attention, including physical and mental health problems, substance-abuse issues, domestic violence and other difficulties. Tracking all of this information creates unwieldy data-management challenges, but the organizations trying to help often lack the software infrastructure needed to handle the load. “The prioritization of direct services over systems development is a very real concern in all of the social service arenas,” said Ben de Haan, the executive director of