Episode 92: Healthy Democracy, Healthy People

Vote protest sign on Feb. 5, 2021. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

This week, we sit down with Tanya Rhodes Smith, director of the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work in the UConn School of Social Work. She tells us about how social work is inherently political, how social workers can help make positive changes for individuals and society, and how research indicates that higher rates of voter participation correlate with better overall health in people. Also, back by semi-popular demand, we journey into the mists of UConn’s past for a new installment of something we’re not calling Tom’s History Corner.