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Social Work Health

Dean’s Message

Dean Amanda Moore McBride

Community development as health. Housing as health. Mental health as health. Storytelling as health.

Health is a common thread throughout the scholarship, training, and community engagement at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. A majority of our work is focused on health as a basic human need and fundamental social justice and equity issue.

Social work may not be the first discipline to come to mind when one thinks of health. But because social work pursues interdisciplinary inquiry and integrated practice, we are uniquely positioned to not only enhance societal understanding of the social determinants of health, but to also act on them.

We highlight just a few examples of our work in this month’s [email protected], and we will explore this theme in greater depth in the coming months. In the meantime, let’s be sure to look to our own health and wellbeing — to engage in prevention, rejuvenation, and continued learning for the work we do and the successes that lie ahead. 

We hope that GSSW contributes to your action and impacts for our collective health.

Thank you,

Amanda Moore McBride, PhD
Morris Endowed Dean and Professor