Social workers are change agents. According to our Vision statement, University of New England SSW envisions a world where social workers are at the forefront of advocating with individuals and communities for human dignity and social inclusion by mobilizing efforts to end inequities, exploitation, and violence. As a social worker, what do you believe to be the greatest social determinants of health outcomes for individuals, families and communities with substance use disorders?
Why should social workers be concerned with epidemiology and etiology? How do these inform social work? What kind of individual, community and/or society level interventions can you imagine that would improve the situation? Where do you think social workers can intervene in order to have the greatest impact?