The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, of which BCSSW Dean Gautam N. Yadama is a commissioner, has released a report analyzing the scope of the health and economic costs of air, water, soil, and occupational pollution in the world today.
The event was emceed by Surdna Foundation board member Kelly Nowlin, and included the perspectives of United Way CEO Mike Durkin, InnerCity Weightlifting CEO Jon Feinman, and the co-founder of the City of Boston’s Office of New Mechanics Nigel Jacob.
The reports, Race and Income Equity in Childcare and Race, Poverty, and Equity in Neighborhood Transportation, are the products of a months-long data analysis conducted with the Obama Administration’s Office of Science and Technology Partnerships (OSTP) that was designed to investigate how race, income, and places affect access to opportunity.
In this Q&A with Professor Dearing, she discusses some of the main ideas and impetuses behind the book, and what it means to her to contribute to a conversation intent on increasing the social impact that we all can have, especially when working together for the greater good.
The Secretary addressed what her office is doing to combat the opioid epidemic in the Commonwealth, emphasizing the data-driven approach that is already serving to curb addiction and overdoses across the state.
The BCSSW graduate, who is the president and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, addressed students during the latest installment of innovation talks at the United Way.
The group is working on a project to create specific measureable indicators related to the sustainable development goals outlined during the UN’s conference on housing and urban development called Habitat III.
The study aims to analyze factors in the workplace that affect health and safety, including such measures as exposures to workplace policies and practices, work-related stress, and physical health hazards like lifting and bending.
Earlier this month, five BCSSW professors and one school staffer took part in the Grand Challenges for Social Work Policy Conference held at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. They included Stephanie Berzin who presented on Policy Recommendations to Harness Technology for Social Good, and Ruth McRoy who led a discussion on how to Achieve Equal Opportunity and Justice.
In a recent a ceremony held in South Boston, this unique collaboration between BCSSW and the UWMB, called the IF Partnership, presented awards to HomeStart, Children’s HealthWatch, and the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership to identify innovative, cost-effective, and feasible ideas to reduce family homelessness in the state.