Previously funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation Social Work Leadership Institute and the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, the program equips social workers with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve care and well-being of older adults and their families. The UBSSW is one of 88 schools nationwide that have created training opportunities in competency-based gerontological social work.
Students interested in applying should submit the following to Dr. Louanne Bakk:
Please note: Students need to indicate on their Field Application Agency Request Form’ that they have submitted an application to the Hartford Program. Students should still list three placement agencies so that the placement process can proceed should a student opt out of the program or not be selected.
Please submit your applications to Dr. Louanne Bakk by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) after you submit your field form.
Following an application screening process, selected HPPAE candidates will be invited to participate in a brief interview with Dr. Louanne Bakk, Katie Mcclain-Meeder and Michael Lynch.