Social Work Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Research Symposium to Strengthen the Connection

November 16, 2009

NASW National Office 750 First Street, NE, Suite 700,Washington, DC
7th Floor Conference Center – A, B, C

9:30 Continental Breakfast
10:00 Welcome & Introductions

Symposium Purpose and OutcomesPART 1: FRAMING THE ISSUES

10:20 Comparative Effectiveness Research – Definitions, Federal Agenda, Implications for Social Work

Peter Delany, PhD, LMSW, RADM, SAMHSA (member of Federal Coordinating Council)

Katie Maslow, MSW, Alzheimer’s Association (member of IOM Panel)

Social Work Outcomes Research – What Do We Know About Outcomes of Social Work Interventions

Edward Mullen, DSW, Columbia University

Economic Analysis of Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions Considerations for CER

Phaedra Corso, PhD, U of Georgia

A View from the Trenches: Perspectives from a Clinician-Researcher

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, City of Hope


Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Next Steps

Joan Levy Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW, Social Work Policy Institute, NASW Foundation


12:15-1:15 Roundtable Facilitated Working Lunch

  • CER and Psychosocial Research – Identifying the Gaps and Challenges
  • Current status of research on social work interventions
  • Effectiveness research in complex systems with special populations and people withcomplex needs
  • Researcher training and capacity building
  • Research/Practice linkages
1:30 Report out on gaps and challenges for CER to address psychosocial issues
1:45 PART 3: DEVELOPING AN ACTION PLAN Action Planning Work Groups o Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science CER o Training CER researchers o Linking CER to dissemination and implementation research o Researcher/Funder relations o Implications and recommendations for policy
2:45 Break
3:00 Report Out and Identification of Action Steps and Targets
3:45 Next Steps
4:00 Adjourn

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