Upcoming 2024 CEU Opportunities:

Upcoming Complimentary Webinar and CEUs: Register Today!

COVID-19 Year 5: Are We Prepared for the Next Pandemic?

May 8, 2024, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (EST) – 1.5 CEUs

Please join us for a free fireside chat with acclaimed epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm, author of the upcoming book The Big One: How to Prepare for World-Altering Pandemics to Come.

As we enter the fifth year of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed over 1.1 million American lives to date (most of them unvaccinated), social workers are understandably eager to put this public health crisis in the rearview mirror. But as experts on the traumatic impacts of these disasters, and the complex psychosocial and related factors in disaster response, social workers have a unique professional obligation to consider: How can we best prepare for the next pandemic?

Dr. Osterholm, founding Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and advisor to the Biden Administration on COVID-19 response, will discuss lessons learned from current and prior pandemics, and the hard truths about what it will take to prevent a catastrophe worse than COVID-19. Importantly, he will discuss the crucial leadership role of social workers in pandemic preparedness and response. What do these trends this mean for our preparedness—as a profession and as a society—for the next pandemic? How can social workers continue to play a leadership role in preventing further harms and losses due to COVID-19?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an update on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, now in Year 5; 
  2. Discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for preparedness for the next pandemic; and,
  3. Identify opportunities for leadership and action by micro-, mezzo- and macro-level social workers.


  • Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota
  • Anna C. Mangum, MSW, MPH, Senior Health Strategist, with the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute at the University of Texas/Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work
  • Moderator: Gwen Bouie-Haynes, PhD, LMSW, Connect to End COVID-19, Special Populations Coordinator

Register for complimentary webinar, “COVID-19 Year 5: Are We Prepared for the Next Pandemic?”

This project and webinar presentation are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $3.3 million with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.


The Second Annual Compass Center Summer Retreat will take place at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky on June 13-15, 2024.

>> Continuing Education Units will be available for licensed social workers, LMFTs, and LPCC. If you are from another discipline, we can provide materials to submit to your Board.

Costs **

Before May 15, 2024 $250 for both days

$150 for one day

After May 15, 2024 $300 for both days

$175 for one day

** Light breakfast and lunch are provided both days

For more information, contact Blake Jones at (859) 806-2161 or Blake@Compasscenterky.com

** Ethics workshop on June 13, 2024 costs $150



Please join us on Wednesday, November 29th from 1:00-3:00pm/EST for a presentation by Mollie Harris, CSW, Violence Prevention Manager | Nurturing Children Program, CHI Saint Joseph Health, and Monica Kelsey, Executive Director, Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Mollie and Monica will provide an overview of safe baby boxes in Kentucky and how communities can help. This program is free to attend and will provide 2 free CEU’s.  This program is a collaborative effort by CHI Saint Joseph Hospital, UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, NASW Kentucky, and Safe Haven Baby Boxes. 

Please register and the Zoom link will be sent out 48 hours in advance of the program: 



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The recording of the Medicare webinar national did last Monday is now available on-demand, here,

The recording is available free of charge to NASW members. Please feel free to share.

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