Social workers to serve on Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health program

Feb 28, 2014

Two social workers have been selected to serve as 2014 Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health, a national program that works to develop, support and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults.


The social workers are Cindy Tack, director of care coordination at the MMC Physician-Hospital Organization in Portland, Maine; and Amy Turk, chief program officer at the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles.

According to Practice Change Leaders, the program is a one-year opportunity for participants to gain enhanced leadership skills and content expertise to positively influence care for older adults. Leaders complete a project aimed at integrating improved care for older adults within their organization, allowing them to remain at their full-time job throughout the program.

The projects will serve as an important vehicle for “hands-on” learning of critical and transformative leadership skill development.

Tack’s project title is Interdisciplinary Care Management Program Integration, while Turk’s project is called Medical Homes for Older Adults.


The program is jointly supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and the John A. Hartford Foundation.

From the February 2014 NASW News

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