Ruth G. McRoy

Additional Authors

Padilla, Yolanda C.; Calvo, Rocío; Goldbach, Jeremy T.; Teasley, Martell L.; Amaro, Hortensia; Armour, Marilyn; Cano, Manuel; Crewe, Sandra E.; Egmont, Westy; Figuereo, Victor J.; Fong, Rowena; Franklin, Cynthia G. S.; Gourdine, Ruby M.; Jackson, John L., Jr.; Joyner, Mit; Kelly, Michael S.; Lubben, James; Ortiz, Larry; Payne, Macheo; Rosales, Robert; Vega, William A.; Villa, Patricia; Walter, Michael D.; Waters, Mary C.

Publication Date



This brief was created forSocial Innovation for America’s Renewal, a policy conference organized by the Center for Social Development in collaboration with the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare, which is leading theGrand Challenges for Social Work initiative to champion social progress. The conference site includes links to speeches, presentations, and a full list of the policy briefs.

Document Type

Policy Brief


Social Innovation Partnerships


Grand Challenges for Social Work

Original Citation

McRoy, R. G., Padilla, Y. C., Calvo, R., Goldbach, J. T., & Teasley, M. L. (with Amaro, H., … Waters, M. C.). (2016, September). Policy recommendations for meeting the Grand Challenge to Achieve Equal Opportunity and Justice (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Policy Brief No. 12). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.



Grand Challenges for Social Work


Grand Challenges for Social Work, American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare, race, ethnicity, immigrant, undocumented, immigration, African American, disability, educational outcomes, Latin America, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of, policy