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Professional Development

Professional development

Social Work and Community Health team members are leaders in national professional organizations that promote educational and applied research initiatives in aging. Social Work and Community Health promotes and supports the development of practitoners in aging through departmental internship opportunities.

Training opportunities

Social Work and Community Health offers training opportunities for individuals interested in becoming facilitators of its evidence-based health promotion programming, including Take Charge of Your Health, Take Charge of Your Diabetes and A Matter of Balance. For more information, contact Grisel Rodriguez-Morales at or (312) 942-2093.

Internship opportunities

Social Work and Community Health offers internship opportunities for master's degree-level students in social work and public health. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Cummings at or (312) 942-3987.


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