December 7, 2018
Social Work HEALS scholars 2018-19 at NASW-MN

Congratulations to our Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars (HEALS) grant recipients! 2018-19 marks year four of the five-year grant, which is co-sponsored by the Council on Social Work Education and the National Association of Social Workers, and supports two BSW students and two MSW students each year. Scholars receive health care education and training, opportunities to engage in leadership and interprofessional programs, and a tuition stipend and funding to attend the Social Work HEALS policy summit in Washington, D.C. A unique aspect of the St. Kate’s – St. Thomas program is the involvement of student scholar and field instructor pairs on our Social Work HEALS Leadership Council.

The 2018-19 recipients and their field supervisors are:

  • Amy Jeffrey, BSW, with Kim Lennox of Our Lady of Peace Hospice
  • Blythe Kramer, BSW, with Bobbi-Jo Moujid of People’s Center Clinics & Services
  • Gretchan Menze, MSW, with Sheralee Leondard of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN
  • Lauren Sobotta, MSW, with Faith Weiss of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center

The grant will once again provide funding for schools to host a health care policy event this academic year. This year’s policy event will take the form of a pre-conference workshop on Monday, June 10, in advance of the 2019 NASW-MN Annual Conference June 11 – 12 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. The November Leadership Council was held at the NASW-MN office in St. Paul (pictured) and focused on discussing potential topics, areas of focus, speakers and formats for this policy event. SAVE THE DATE - more details to come.