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College of Health Sciences Strategic Plan: 2017-2022

College of Health Sciences strategic plan.Health is a multidimensional issue that touches everyone. It involves preventative health, well-being, healthcare access, the treatment of diseases and disorders, mental health, disability, and healthcare policy – all interwoven within a dynamic matrix of social, economic, technological, and political forces. The College of Health Sciences is positioned to play an impactful role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Wyoming and the Mountain West region.

Goal One: Driving Excellence

Goal Two: Inspiring Students

Goal Three: Impacting Communities

Goal Four: A High-Performing University

CHS Strategic Plan: 2017-2022








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Billie ChapmanUW’s Chapman Named President of Wyoming Chapter of Social Workers

Billie Chapman, the University of Wyoming’s Division of Social Work field education director, recently was appointed president of the Wyoming chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world that promotes its members’ professional development; maintenance of ethical standards of practice; and support for effective social policies.

Chapman, a UW alumna, has been with the UW Division of Social Work in the College of Health Sciences since fall 2018. She began her current leadership role with the Wyoming NASW chapter July 1.

“I was elected in 2020 for a one-year term as president-elect with the understanding that I would start a two-year term as president this July,” she says.

The Wyoming chapter serves its members by providing networking and continuing education opportunities, and acting as the lobbying body for any proposed policies or issues relevant to social work, Chapman explains.

“A couple of examples of particular significance in Wyoming in recent NASW sessions are suicide prevention, mental health licensing and service provision,” she adds. “The state chapter also provides assistance with consultation on ethical issues, licensing exam preparation and connecting social workers with job-finding resources.”

Continue reading more about Billie Chapman at UW News.



UW’s WIND Partners with Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming has partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming.

As of July 1, the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado has expanded its territory to include Wyoming. WIND will provide infrastructure and support that will assist the Epilepsy Foundation’s advocacy and outreach across the state.

WIND is an academic unit of UW’s College of Health Sciences. As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, WIND focuses on teaching, research and service, and serves as a bridge between the university and communities across Wyoming through education, training, research and community services.

“We are so pleased to expand our geographic focus with the expansion to Wyoming,” says Sarah Klein, CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming. “Together, with our partners at the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, we look forward to bringing our programs, services and support to the nearly 6,000 people in Wyoming who are living with epilepsy. We are very excited and fortunate to have this opportunity to serve our neighbors in communities throughout the state.”

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