LAUNCH PRESS RELEASE: “GRAND CHALLENGES FOR SOCIAL WORK” IDENTIFY 12 TOP SOCIAL PROBLEMS FACING AMERICA

Washington, DC (January 14, 2016) – From mass incarceration, climate change, and an aging population to immigration, mental illness and rising income inequality, the most pressing issues facing America have something fundamental in common: the social factor. As a call to action on these and other urgent problems, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) is launching the Grand Challenges for Social Work. The Grand Challenges will promote innovation, collaboration, and expansion of proven, evidence-based programs to create meaningful, measurable progress on solving these and other urgent social problems within a decade.

The official launch of the Grand Challenges for Social Work will take place today at the opening plenary session of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 20th Anniversary Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

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