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PHOTO: Policy SummitMinding the health insurance gap

October 24, 2017

Student teams take a crack at solving complex issue: What's the best way to provide health insurance to 400,000 Virginians who earn too much to afford Medicaid but too little to purchase their own insurance?

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Student interview series - #CHBSChats with Caroline Whitlow

October 5, 2017

"I love learning about the diverse passions of my peers. Everyone in social work comes from a different background and has a different story to tell. Talking to other social work majors genuinely gives me hope for a future filled with empathy, awareness and progress."

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Social Work Homecoming Open House

August 9, 2017

Please join us for an Open House in our new location in the Social Work area on the 2nd Floor of the Health & Behavioral Studies Building at 235 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way (aka Cantrell Ave.). Free Parking will be available in the Grace Street Deck, levels 2-7, located at the end of Grace St., behind our building. Light refreshments will be served.

PHOTO: Rebecca WoodAlumna meets with lawmaker to push for Medicaid funding

July 5, 2017

Rebecca Wood has a message for Republican lawmakers in Washington who have proposed dramatic cuts to Medicaid: Families like hers are deserving and need help, not slashed funding.

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Welcome from Social Work

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Welcome to the JMU Department of Social Work! Our Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares students for beginning professional practice, and is the entry-level credential as recognized by the National Association of Social Workers. Our program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, qualifying our BSW graduates for consideration for Advanced Standing in MSW programs across the nation. More >