Social Work Partners with USPHS for ASU Hometown Initiative

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The Alabama State University Department of Social Work, in partnership with the Black Commissioned Officers Advisory Group (BCOAG) of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, will host the Alabama State University Hometown Mission Initiative on September 1, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. CST. 

This virtual forum will provide current students and recent graduates with information about elite paid student internships and career opportunities in the USPHS Commissioned Corps. The USPHS Commissioned Corps works on the front lines of public health. Their medical, health and engineering professionals fight disease, conduct research, and care for patients in underserved communities across the nation and throughout the world.

Dr. Dawana Nelson

Dr. Dawna Nelson, Master of Social Work Program Director at ASU said the partnership is a key step towards creating a diverse workforce prepared to be on the frontlines of public health in the next decade, which is especially important during this crucial time in our country as we face monumental changes on the public health front.

"We are contributing to the development of the next generation of public health professionals by connecting our students to access to training, professional connections, and pertinent career information they need to be successful," Nelson said. "So it is exciting the USPHS recognized the talent pool we have in our student body. This initiative is a continuation of ASU's strong history of cultivating professionals who go on to contribute to the welfare of our communities and the world alike. 

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