Investing in America’s Future:. The Impact of Improved Communication Systems on Student Leadership Outcomes Presented by: Melody J. Wilding, LMSW Healthcare Communications Consultant. Population Aging and Social Work. 20% expected growth in older adult population
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Investing in America’s Future:
The Impact of Improved Communication Systems on Student Leadership Outcomes
Melody J. Wilding, LMSW
Healthcare Communications Consultant
Population Aging and Social Work
…but, only 3-4% of social work students specialize in aging and most schools lack the specialization at all.
An eight-year initiative coordinated by the Social Work Leadership Institute (SWLI) at the New York Academy of Medicine, supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Geriatric Social Work Initiative
Graduates by the end of 2011 = 2615
Launch 7 more regions through 2013
…But how do we reach & connect social workers in aging nationwide?
HPPAE’s national outreach and program enrollment is growing each year, yet the ability to develop comprehensive networking tools is not advancing nearly as fast.
Utilize innovative and cost-minimizing “cloud computing” technology to enhance HPPAE’s student leadership component and overall program cohesion
Following the 8-month initiation stage of the HPPAE Google Sites project
Innovation is not an option.
Melody Wilding, LMSW, is a non-profit communications consultant & specialist in health & aging policy. She has helped organizations throughout the tri-state area establish & improve their web presence and external outreach.
Ms. Wilding has developed competency training materials for practitioners and has worked on advocacy campaigns to support Medicaid home care services. She has also worked with older adults clinically in an assisted living and psychiatric setting.
She received her MSW from Columbia University in 2011 and graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology.
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