Ruth Fizdale Program
The Ruth Fizdale Program underwrites NASW Chapter research projects that link practice and policy issues with relevant social issues. The objective is to facilitate effective service delivery. The program provides opportunities for NASW Chapters to conduct pilot research projects targeted to a specific emerging issue. These pilot projects then may serve as cornerstones for developing more comprehensive research projects.
The Ruth Fizdale Program was created in 1987 by Dr. Helen K. Rehr and other friends of Ruth Fizdale to honor her contributions to social work. The founders' intent was that, as an endowment, the income would be used to help underwrite studies related to people with social needs. Funding would be made available to seed pilot projects that could lead to projects that are larger and more comprehensive in scope.