SSWLHC Board Member, Susan Guth contributes to Grand Challenges for Social Work paper: Strengthening Health Care Systems: Better Health Across America
SSWLHC Board Member, Susan Guth contributed to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare’s paper: Strengthening Health Care Systems: Better Health Across America
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In this Grand Challenges for Social Work paper, we explore how social work leadership can strengthen health care systems in the United States over the coming decade toward the goal of improving health across the country. This paper complements existing papers related to the Close the Health Gap Grand Challenge: Health Equity: Eradicating Health Inequalities for Future Generations and Reducing and Preventing Alcohol Misuse and Its Consequences: A Grand Challenge for Social Work. Eradicating health inequities in the United States requires diverse strategies that target the multiple settings in which disparities are created and perpetuated: in neighborhoods, communities and institutions, and the health care system itself. The addition of this proposal to the others addressing this Grand Challenge will significantly hasten our ability to close the nation’s health gap within the next decade.