Social Work in the Global Environment

9th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment

social determinates of health:
local-global challenges for vulnerable populations

NOVEMBER 6, 2020   -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

McFarland Student Union Building Room 218  

Conference Overview 

The intent of the Social Work in the Global Environment conference is to contribute to the local-global perspectives in social work utilizing the strategy: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally.

The goal of the conference is to inform the attendees about ongoing social issues, giving them knowledge that will hopefully translate into action.

A call for proposals will open soon.

Suggested Topics Include
  • Life expectancy: equity
  • Discrepancies in life expectancies
  • Social justice and Life expectancies in the environment
  • Local-Global challenges to health systems and health wellbeing
  • Healthcare systems and delivery
  • Tele-Health
  • Technology Impacts
  • Human connections for Family in Environment
  • The environment and life expectancy
  • Health systems: security and financing
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Health and fragile populations
  • Life expectancy and poverty
  • Obesity and nutrition
  • Road safety
  • Gun violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Addiction/opioids & methamphetamines
  • Health emergencies
  • Natural disasters
  • Affordability and health wellbeing
  • Water and sanitation
  • Epidemic challenges – HIV/AIDS, SARS, Coronavirus

PRIOR YEAR CONFERENCE SUMMARIES