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Enola Proctor 

“I am often asked about my role as a social worker, leading a field that engages medicine, psychology, business, engineering, public health and nursing. I respond that social workers are naturals for implementation science. We understand the complexities of change at the community, organizational, provider, and client levels, and we know how to bring people together to solve hard problems.”

Social work and public health students at the Brown School are united by a passion to help others.  Gain the knowledge to make great change happen.


Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition Kicks Offs with Record Participation

The Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition (SEIC), a seed funding competition for social ventures, kicked off on Friday, October 14 with more than 150 people in attendance—a record number for this annual event.

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Upcoming Courses Will Be Offered on Three Continents

Three new field-based courses will bring students to learn in-person about refugee empowerment in Berlin, Germany; participatory community development in Shirati, Tanzania; and policymaking in Washington, D.C.

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Closing The City’s Growing Wealth Gap

Jason Purnell co-wrote a column, shared on The Huffington Post, that addresses the racial wealth and health gap in the St. Louis region, the causes and what is being done to improve the situation.

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Conference to Address Climate Change and Social Justice

​International experts on flooding, drought, extreme heat, land change and more will gather for a symposium Nov. 18 at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Science, Empirical Data Must Guide Future Health Care Policy Decisions

"It is our duty as social workers and public health professionals to advocate for the use of science and empirical data to guide future policy initiatives and legislation to improve the well-being of all."

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Supporting Emotional Health of Students of Color

Experts from around the country will convene Friday, Nov. 11, at the Brown School for a daylong conference that explores how campus communities can support the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

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