Who We Are


  • The Public Health Social Work Section establishes standards for social work in health care settings; contributes to the development of public health social work practice and research; and promotes social work programs in the public health field. 

Our priorities for 2018:

  • Strengthen the Public Health Social Work Section by fully engaging our members and partners.
  • Successfully implement education and advocacy efforts.
  • Identify, support and mentor Section leaders and members who can help partners make positive, supportive and equitable program and policy decisions.
  • Promote and distribute culturally relevant, research-based resources, publications, tools, curricula and other communications through social media and other channels.
  • Successfully implement policy development and advocacy efforts.
  • Secure additional funding for Section activities.