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Christine Dawson ’13 MSW shines as coordinator for HeroCare

Christine Dawson ’13 MSW was featured on the cover of the Regions Hospital Foundation Newsletter for her outstanding work with the HeroCare Program for veterans at Regions Hospital. Dawson, who is herself a veteran, coordinates services and advocates for patients in Regions Hospital’s mental health programs. Read about Dawson’s role on the Regions Hospital website.

Learn more about Dawson’s experiences as an Augsburg student by reading “Launching a new mission,” an article from the fall 2013 Augsburg Now alumni magazine.

MSW receives grant to focus on care for older adults

mswThe Master of Social Work (MSW) program has received a $75,000, 3-year grant in the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education. This program addresses the growing demand for social workers as the nation’s aging population is expected to more than triple by 2050. The grant, in consortium with the University of Minnesota, will support, through a scholarship and additional learning opportunities, the advanced field placement work of second-year MSW students specializing in serving older adults.

Augsburg’s unique contribution will be to launch a program focusing on older adults of color. The College will adopt a program model developed by the New York Academy of Medicine’s Social Work Leadership Institute, with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation.