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New funding will support preconception health pilot programs focused on the preventative well visit

The Center for Maternal and Infant Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC CMIH) received new funding to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes by advancing the status of women’s preconception health (health and wellness prior to pregnancy), particularly for low-income women and women of color in some of the country’s most underserved communities.

This funding is one of four cooperative agreements awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA MCHB) to a national coalition supported by UNC CMIH, the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (PCHHC). Funding will be administered through UNC School of Social Work.


Verbiest named as Jordan Institute director

Sarah Verbiest, DrPHSarah Verbiest, DrPH, John A. Tate Early Career Scholar for Children in Need, has been appointed as director of the Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work.


PrimeCare receives $1.9 million HRSA grant

The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that UNC-PrimeCare, a specialized program in integrated behavioral health, has received a four-year $1.9 million federal award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This award follows a previous three-year award that established UNC-PrimeCare in 2014.

"PrimeCare puts social workers into health and behavioral health care settings to help treat individuals holistically," explained Lisa de Saxe Zerden, senior associate dean at the School of Social Work and principal investigator for the project.

"This aligns well with where social work jobs are forecast to be," Zerden said. "This area of social work is expected to grow 20 percent over the next 10 years."


SSW ranked among best in the world

The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been ranked as the #3 social work program in the United States and the #4 social work program in the world, according to a report issued by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).

"This ranking is a testament to the quality of our faculty, our research and the education that our students receive here," said Gary Bowen, dean of the School. "I'm proud that our School scored among the very best."


SSW to launch Global Social Development Innovations research center with October events

More than 40 economic, nonprofit and policy leaders and practitioners from around the globe will gather in October for a three-day symposium launching Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The new research center is based within the School of Social Work and aspires to improve the lives of marginalized populations around the world.