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Grand Challenges

Note: All information taken from: http://grandchallengesforsocialwork.org/

There are 12 Grand Challenges.  The Grand Challenges for Social Work represent a dynamic social agenda, focused on improving individual and family well-being, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society.

This article says that, Social Workers are ultimately “change agents”, and the Grand Challenges, 1. communicate to the world what social workers do and, 2. bring an army of allies in to the profession who want to make a big impact on the world”.

With my focus of Gerontology, there are several intersections of Grand Challenges to consider, with an initial focus on:

-Advance long and productive lives

-Reversing Extreme Economic Inequality