School of Social Welfare

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Program Type: 
Education Level: 
Educational Elements: 
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Program Description: 

The School of Social Welfare offers an advanced policy course that addresses health care policy and implications for integrated health care policy and implications for integrated health care practices.  Courses are offered at the graduate levels to provide students with communication, assessment, and intervention skills needed to provide services within the context of cultural competency.   Students learn the impact of social policy on service provision and sources for systems change.  Advanced coursework teaches practice with specialized populations and chronic conditions, interdisciplinary team functioning, and ethical practices in health care settings. The program also offers specialized paid field placements in health care settings with integrative approaches to medical services.

Targeted Professions
Social Work: 
Psychiatric social work
Medical social work
Self-Reported Competencies
PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force identified 16 interprofessional training competencies critical for preparing health professionals for practicing in team-based, coordinated care models such as patient-centered medical homes. Listed below are the self-reported competencies that this program has achieved, which have been organized by the five core features of a medical home as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient-Centered Care Competencies: 
Advocacy for patient-centered integrated care
Cultural sensitivity and competence in culturally appropriate practice
Development of effective, caring relationships with patients
Patient-centered care planning, including collaborative decision-making and patient self-management
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Assessment of biopsychosocial needs across the lifespan
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Risk identification
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Care coordination for comprehensive care of patient & family in the community
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Team leadership
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Assessment of patient outcomes
Evidence-based practice
Quality improvement methods, including assessment of patient-experience for use in practice-based improvement efforts
Last updated November 15, 2013

* Please note: Information contained in this database is self-reported by representatives from each program. It does not represent an exhaustive list of education and training programs and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from the PCPCC.


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