Close the health gap

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More than 60 million Americans experience devastating one-two punches to their health—they have inadequate access to basic health care while also enduring the effects of discrimination, poverty, and dangerous environments that accelerate higher rates of illness. Innovative and evidence-based social strategies can improve health care and lead to broad gains in the health of our entire society. [See Brief Description]

Our Leadership

Network Co-Leads to Close the Health Gap: Michael Spencer and Karina Walters.

Policy Recommendations

Spencer, M. S., Walters, K. L., & Clapp, J. D. (2016, September). Policy recommendations for meeting the Grand Challenge to Close the Health Gap (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Policy Brief No. 2). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.

EDITORIAL:  The Case for a National Health Social Work Practice-Based Research Network in Addressing Health Equity

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