About IAP

What is IAP?

Evita and Peggy discuss the IAP program.

The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany in partnership with community consortium agencies is offering a special opportunity to earn a Master in Social Work (MSW) with a specialization in service to aging persons. The program prepares students for direct and macro practice and leadership in social work services at one of the premiere MSW programs in the United States.

IAP is part of the Geriatric Social Work Practicum Program, which was begun by the John A. Hartford Foundation and coordinated by the New York Academy of Medicine, now called the Hartford Partnership Programs for Aging Education. The goal of the program is to address the critical need for geriatric social workers by

  1. Developing more aging rich practicum sites that will be a permanent and ongoing component of the graduate social work educational process.
  2. Increasing the number of MSW students electing to go into the field of aging.

For more information on the Hartford Practicum Partnership for Aging Education,
visit their website at http://socialwork.nyam.org/nsw/ppp/about.php.

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IAP Opportunities and Benefits

Student plays piano for two happy seniors.

The IAP provides a number of exciting opportunities, including the following: