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Social Justice Conference

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May 08

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rogalski Center

Conference Schedule

8 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. - Noon

‘And Justice for All: Reframing the Affordable Care Act'
Karen Metcalf, director, Progressive Action for the Common Good of the Quad Cities

‘The Relative Value of Women: Women and the Affordable Care Act'
Annika O'Melia; chief executive officer, Edgerton Women's Health Center

‘The ACA through a Behavioral Lens: Opportunities and Challenges for Providers'
Michael Freda; director of operations, UnityPoint Health, Robert Young Center

‘Making the Connection: Community Health Improvement with Underserved Populations'
Berlinda Tyler-Jamison; vice-president of community impact and advocacy, UnityPoint Health

Noon - 1 p.m.

Field Instructors Appreciation Luncheon

1-4 p.m.
MSW Candidates will offer paper presentations on a variety of current topics across all fields of practice. Social work "best practices" will be examined and critiqued through an empowerment lens, in consideration of an evidence base, theoretical foundation, policy perspective, practice implication and ethical consequence.

Cost: $35 includes breakfast and lunch; $15 for those who wish to attend the morning presentation only (includes breakfast). Free for current SAU students, faculty and staff and current MSW field supervisors.


Christie Holdridge
(563) 333-3911

More info: Register online

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This conference meets criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing social work education for a maximum of 6.0 hours.

St. Ambrose School of Social Work is a licensed provider of social work education through the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation and will grant a maximum of 6.0 continuing social work education (IDPFR lic #159-000816).

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