News and Events
Productive Aging and Families across the Globe
October 31, 2014- 11am-1pm- University Downtown Center, Room 220
The Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) Sustainable Communities, Institute for Intergenerational Studies and the Department of Social Work, Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University are co-sponsoring this event. Lunch provided. See flyer below for more details.
Productive Aging and Families across the Globe Flyer (467 KB)
Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence, May 22 & 23
The Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs welcomes you to join us at the Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence.
Conveniently located and affordable, this is the first conference of its kind in central New York state. Focusing on the specialties of care and case management, the Summit promises to be a great event for those interested in best practices in a growing field, providing a transdisciplinary opportunity to engage in valuable discussions and build your network. The Summit is designed to provide the concepts, networking opportunities and the up-to-date information needed to practice care and case management in today's dynamic, evolving environment. | Detailed Info and registration
Study: Student social workers decrease re-hospitalization rates, save millions
USA TODAY College
Laura Bronstein, College of Community Affairs dean and professor of social work, designed a study with Shawn Berkowitz, director of geriatrics at United Health Services (UHS) and clinical assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, to examine how student social workers can decrease readmission rates. In the preliminary findings, eight patients out of 44 (18.2 percent) in the control group were readmitted within 30 days. No patients in the social work intervention group were readmitted, showing significant improvement. | Read More.
No more revolving door
Binghamton University Magazine
Can social workers reduce hospital readmissions? Binghamton University researchers from the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) and SUNY Upstate Medical University have teamed with a local hospital to seek new, low-cost ways to keep seniors from needing readmission while improving their quality of life. | Read More.