UMass Gerontology Institute Blog on POUA Partnership

UMass Gerontology Institute Blog on POUA Partnership

Maria Iacobo recently delved into the partnership between POUA and UMass Boston's Geronotology Institute. See an excerpt below, and read the full article here!

“We’re developers and project managers, not social workers or healthcare providers,” says Amarillys Rodriguez, Development and Policy Project Manager for the Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA). “We needed to bridge this gap and have the kind of expertise on hand to help us better understand our residents.”

POUA reached out to the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston and the two organizations created a graduate assistantship. The opportunity allowed one doctoral student in UMass Boston’s distinguished Gerontology program to help POUA move forward on its Health & Housing Initiative while gaining useful work experience.

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