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Elaine Jurkowski

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Dr. Jurkowski was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She has held administrative and research positions for The Illinois Public Health Leadership Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Jurkowski began her social work career working with people who have cognitive and developmental disabilities and supporting these people to develop community social, recreation and leisure skills. Her philosophy of "community integration" and "citizen participation" evolved into vocational and residential settings, and included case management and administrative positions in vocational rehabilitation, and residential settings, serving people with disabilities for the Department of Health and Family Services, Province of Manitoba. Dr. Jurkowski was a "Great Cities" Research Fellow in Health and examined strategies for community needs assessment in the United States and Canada, using citizen participation and traditional needs assessments. She has also served as a program evaluation consultant in a range of public and private settings in developed and developing contexts to include countries such as Canada, the United States, India, Niger and Hong Kong.

Education: B.S.W., University of Manitoba, Canada. M.S.W., University of Manitoba, Canada. Ph.D., Public Health and Social Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Teaching areas: Social Work Theory, Research Methods, Social Policy, Community Health, Aging and Disablement.

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

A. Interests and Specialties:

Health/ Mental Health, Disability, 
Aging, 
International Health/Planning, 
Access to health care, 
Program Evaluation; technology and teaching

B. Current Projects:

Mental health access and service utilization in rural areas.
Health disparities and its impact on health care access and service utilization.
Gero-enrichment for Social Work Curricula
Mental Health and Aging Systems Integration
Graduate Certificate Program in Gerontology
Physicians/Providers Perspectives on Mental Health Issues
Consumers’ perspectives on community health planning

HONORS And AWARDS

1996 Community Research Fellowship in Health, The Great Cities Institute, University of IL at   Chicago, The Hilda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation and United Way Crusade of Mercy.

1997 Who's Who in Academia International.

1999 International Women of the Year for recognition of services in Public Health and Social Work - awarded by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England

2003 Community Leadership Award from The Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health; I Floss Coalition and IL Public Health Association.

2005 Institute on Aging and Social Work – Fellowship funded through the National Institute on Aging in collaboration with the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN and the Gerontological Society on Aging.

2006 Recipient of “Best of Show Poster Award” awarded to ten peer reviewed scientific posters in Munich, Germany at the International Federation of Social Workers biannual meeting.

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORKS

A. Books:

Jurkowski, E.T. (2007). Program planning and Policy Development for Older Adults: Realities and Visions. New York, NY: Springer Publications. (424 pages)

Jurkowski, E.T. (2007). Instructors Guide: Program planning and Policy Development for Older Adults: Realities and Visions. New York, NY: Springer Publications. (81 pages)


B. Articles in Professional Journals

Lautar, C.J., & Jurkowski, E.T. (2007). Bridging disciplines through service-learning. Academic Exchange Quarterly. 11 (1) 210-217.

Jurkowski, E.T. (2006) Substance Abuse and older Adults: Issues and Solutions for policy and practice impacting older adults in rural communities.The Gerontologist.46, (I).590-591.

Green, C., Patel, D., Walls, T., & Jurkowski, E.T. (2006). Rural Baby Boomers: Are we prepared to meet the health needs of our Baby Boom cohort? The Gerontologist.46 (I). 603.

Greene, C., Patel, D., Walls, T. & Jurkowski, E. (2005). Senior Centers and nutrition sites: Are we
meeting the needs of our baby boom cohort? The Gerontoligist.45(II). 274-275.

Jurkowski, E. (2005). Multidisciplinary intervention for mental health and substance abuse services
for older in rural communities. The Gerontoligist.45(II). 144. 

Jurkowski, E. (2005). Community Partnerships for delivering mental health services to older adults. 
The Gerontoligist.45(II). 234. 

Jurkowski, E. (2005). Planning for mental health, elder abuse and substance abuse services in rural
communities: reaching older adults in rural communities from the consumer’s perspective.
International Psychogeriatrics: The official journal of the International Psychogeriatric
Association. 17
(supplement 2) .373.

Jurkowski, E.T. (2005). Depression and Dementia are not normal components of the Aging Process. The Networker, May, 2005

Jurkowski, E.T. (2005). Are depression and dementia normal components of the aging process? NY
NASW News. August, 2005.

Jurkowski, E. T. (2004) Mental health is not a normal part of aging: Assessing for mental health
concerns in older adults. The Networker. May, 5, 1-3.

Jurkowski, E.T, Jovanovic, B. & Rowitz, L. (2002). Leadership/Citizen Participation: Access to
health care, attendant care and social services for people with physical disabilities. Journal
of Health and Social Policy. 14. (4). 49-61.

Perkins, S. Jurkowski, E., Judd, M., & Teaff, J.(2002). Therapeutic recreation and Gerontology
Certificates: A model for successful partnerships”, Expanding Horizons. 46-52.

Beebe, S., Lauter, C., & Jurkowski, E. (2002). Comparison of Children’s Oral Health in a rural
based community: Implications for curriculum building within dental hygiene programs. Journal of Dental Education. 66. (2). 308-309.

Jurkowski, E.T. (2001). Policies, Programs and Services for Older Adults and People with
Disabilities. Issues for Russian Social Welfare Systems. Russian Journal of Professional
Development. 1 (1). 6-11.

Jurkowski, E. & Tracy, M.., (2000). Social policy and the aged: Implications for health planning,
health education and health promotion. The Health Education Monograph Series. (2).20-26.

VanRooyan, M. Erickson, T., Jones, P.W., Townes, D.A., Jurkowski, E. & Levy, P.(1997). The re
establishment of a national referral hospital during the Civil War in Rwanda using a mentor
administrative approach. The Journal of Health Administration Education.15.(2) :101-111.

Jurkowski, E. (1995). "Lifelong Journey's" A Family Life and Sexuality Guide for People with
Developmental Disabilities. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 7,(3). 203-208.

Jurkowski, E. (1994). The Al Carter Youth Foundation. Cultural Diversity/ Minority Health in
Illinois.1,(3). 2-3

Jurkowski, E. (1994). The Canadian Health Care System: A Model for the Development of a
Universal Health Care System in the United States. Leadership in Public Health.3. (1) 1-4.

Jurkowski, E. (1993). Recap on Grantsmanship Workshop - Going for the Gold! Leadership in
Public Health. 2,(3).7

Editorial:

Keigher, S.M. & Jurkowski, E.T. (2001). Life after a national nightmare: Coping with invisible
illness and disability. Health and Social Work. 26. (4). 211-215.

Published Abstracts:

Jurkowski, E.T. (2006) Substance Abuse and older Adults: Issues and Solutions for policy and practice impacting older adults in rural communities. The Gerontologist.46, (I).590-591.

Green, C., Patel, D., Walls, T., & Jurkowski, E.T. (2006). Rural Baby Boomers: Are we prepared to meet the health needs of our Baby Boom cohort? The Gerontologist.46 (I). 603.

Jurkowski, E. (October, 2005). Multidisciplinary intervention for mental health and substance abuse services for older in rural communities. The Gerontoligist.45(II). 144. 

Jurkowski, E. (2005). Community Partnerships for delivering mental health services to older adults. 
The Gerontoligist.45(II). 234. 

Greene, C., Patel, D., Walls, T. & Jurkowski, E. (October, 2005). Senior Centers and nutrition sites:
Are we meeting the needs of our baby boom cohort? The Gerontoligist.45(II). 274-275.

Jurkowski, E. (2005). Planning for mental health, elder abuse and substance abuse services in rural
communities: reaching older adults in rural communities from the consumer’s perspective. International Psychogeriatrics: The official journal of the International Psychogeriatirc Association. 17(supplement 2) .373.

Jurkowski, E. (2003) Mental health and aging systems integration (MHASI): A model for
Gero-Psychiatric service delivery in rural and frontier communities. International Psychogeriatrics. 15.(Supplement 2). 186. 

Jurkowski, E., Warner, L., Williams, R., Suro, J., & Williams, T. (2003). Systems integration:
Organizational and systemic factors which impact mental health services for older adults in rural communities. International Psychogeriatrics. 15. (Supplement 2). 186.

Jurkowski, E. (2003). Physician/provider perspectives toward mental health services and older
adults living in rural communities. International Psychogeriatrics. 15.(Supplement 2). 186.

Jurkowski, E. (2002). Mental health and aging systems integration project: Outcomes and impacts f or rural elderly. The Gerontologist. 42, Special issue 1. 351.

Beebe, S., Lautar, C., Jurkowski, E. (2002). Comparison of Children’s Oral Health in a Rural Based
Community: Implications for Curriculum Building within Dental Hygiene Programs.
Journal for American Dental Education. 66. (2).308-309.

Creative Contributions:

Proceedings:
Jurkowski, E. (2007). Preparing social workers for the graying population: Curriculum, competencies and strategies for educating Social Workers on Aging Issues. Helwan University, Egypt.
Jurkowski, E. (2002) The KVS Model: Utilizing the recipient community to develop social work
practice curricula. Proceedings: International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montpellier France,

Jurkowski, E., & Welch, P. (2002). Integrating curriculum content on disability within Social Work
curricula: A model and tools for curriculum building. Proceedings: International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montpellier, France.

Jurkowski, E. & Welch, T. (2000) Status of disability content in social work curricula: A cross
national comparison. Proceedings: International Federation of Social Workers & International Association of Schools of Social Work: Proceedings: Joint Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 29 August 2, 2000. http://www.arcaf.net/social_work_proceedings/abstracts5/Jurkowski.html

Jurkowski, E. (1989). Sexuality and Family Life Education for Adults with Developmental
Disabilities: Strategies for Effectiveness. Proceedings: Quality of Life for Mentally 
Retarded. 9th Asian Conference on Mental Retardation. The Foundation for the Welfare of the Mentally Retarded of Thailand: Bangkok. 682-689.

Jurkowski, E. (1988). A Sexuality and Family Life Curriculum for People with Disabilities:
Strategies for the non-reader. World Congress of Rehabilitation International. Tokyo:
Rehabilitation International

D. Chapters in Professional Books:

Jurkowski, E. & Kemp, M. (2004). Assisted Living, Social Work Practice & the Elderly, appearing
in Social Work Practice and the Elderly. Ed. Holosko, M. & Feit, M. Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press.

Jurkowski, E. & Tracy M. (2001). Trends in International Research, Chapter 14 appearing in
Handbook on Research for Social Work. Ed. Thyer, B. CA: Sage Publications.

Rowitz, L. & Jurkowski, E. (1994). The Myths and Realities of Depression and Down Syndrome.
In Living and Learning in the Community. New York:NADDS

Jurkowski, E. & Amado, A. (1993). Affection, Love, Intimacy and Sexual Relationships. In
Friendships and Community Connections between People with and without Developmental
Disabilities. ed by Angela Novak Amado. 129-153. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Garwick, G. & Jurkowski, E. (1992). Evaluation of HIV Prevention and Self-Protection Training
Programs. In HIV Infection and Developmental Disabilities. Ed. Croecker, A., Cohen, H.,
& Kastner, T. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

E. Book Reviews:

Jurkowski, E. (2006). Challenges of aging on US families: Policy and practice implications.(Edited by Caputo, R. C.). Social Work Agenda, 24 (2). 15-16.

Jurkowski, E. (1994). Servant Leadership (author Robert Greenleaf). Leadership in Public Health.
2(1).3.

Papers and Presentations at International Meetings: International

2007 Jurkowski, E. Preparing social workers for the graying population: Curriculum, competencies and strategies for educating Social Workers on Aging Issues. A plenary presentation to the International Conference on Social Work Collaboration, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, March 10.

2006 Jurkowski, E., Discussant and respondent to “Situación del PET en España. Informe de la AETS, Dr. José Manuel Llamas’s presentation at Hospital San Jaime PET-CT Inaugural Address, September 27, in Torrevieja-Alicante, Spain

2006 Jurkowski, E. “Promoting Mental Health of Older Adults in Rural Communities: 
The Consumer’s Perspective”. A poster presentation for the International Federation of Social Workers Biannual conference, in Munich, Germany, August 1.

2006 Reichert, E. & Jurkowski, E. “Balancing the act: Preparing social work practitioners to deal with older adults and the demographic shift towards an aging society”. A roundtable presentation in Munich, Germany for the International Federation of Social Workers, July 31.

2006 Reichert, E. & Jurkowski, E. “Building bridges for global education: Study Abroad programs.” A Roundtable presentation in Munich, Germany for the International Federation of Social Workers, July 31. 
2005 Jurkowski, E. Planning for mental health, elder abuse and substance abuse services in rural communities: reaching older adults in rural communities from the consumer’s perspective. Poster presentation to the Twelfth Congress of the International Psycho-geriatric Association, Stockholm, Sweden, September 23, 24th.

2003 Jurkowski, E. Mental health and aging systems integration (MHASI): A model for Gero-Psychiatric service delivery in rural and frontier communities. Paper presentation to the Eleventh Congress of the International Psycho-geriatric Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 21.

2003 Jurkowski, E., Warner, L., Williams, R., Suro, J., & Williams, T. Systems integration: Organizational and systemic factors which impact mental health services for older adults in rural communities. Paper presentation to the Eleventh Congress of the International Psycho-geriatric Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 21.

2003 Jurkowski, E. Physician/provider perspectives toward mental health services and older adults living in rural communities. Paper presentation to the Eleventh Congress of the International Psycho-geriatric Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 21.

2002 Gammon, A., & Jurkowski, E. The KVS Model: Utilizing the recipient community to develop social work practice curricula. Paper Presentation for The International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montpellier France, July 17.

2002 Jurkowski, E., & Welch, P. Integrating curriculum content on disability within Social Work curricula: A model and tools for curriculum building. Paper presentation for The International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montpellier, France, July 17.

2000 Citizen Participation: Perceived impact on access to services. Implications for Community Participative Rehabilitation and human rights. Plenary speech for Rehabilitation Coordination India : “Community Participative Rehabilitation and Human Rights for People with Disabilities”, National Conference, Delhi, India.

2000 Status of Disability Content in Social Work Curricula: A Cross National Comparison. Joint Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work. Montreal, Quebec with Trish Welch.

2000 Leadership/Citizen Participation: Perceived impact of advocacy activities by people with intellectual impairments on access to financial support, employment, education/training and social services. International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Seattle, Washington.

1999 St. Amant Center’s 8th Annual Research Conference on Developmental Disabilities. Plenary session entitled: “The New Millennium...Re-engineering 21st Century Services based upon 20th Century trends, best practices and lessons learned. A historical and conceptual analysis of services for people with developmental disabilities in Canada.”

1995 International Association of Societies for Persons with Mental Disability. New Delhi, India. “Sexuality and Family Life Education for People with Developmental Disabilities: The Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Approach (KAB)”.

1995 The International Associations for Downs Syndrome. Orlando, Florida “The Myths of Depression and Down Syndrome”. Louis Rowitz and Elaine Jurkowski.

1992 International Conference on Sexuality and Disability, Tel Aviv, Israel. "Lifelong Journey's" A Family Life and Sexuality Guide for People with Developmental Disabilities”.

1989 9th Asian Conference on Mental Retardation, Bangkok, Thailand. “Sexuality and Family Life Education for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Strategies for Effectiveness”.

1988 World Congress of Rehabilitation International, Tokyo, Japan. “A Sexuality and Family Life Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities: Strategies for the Non-reader”

National

2007 Ford, T., Hannon, R., Jurkowski, E.T., Williams, L., Wikoff, L., Ripka, G., Hull, S., Milliken, C., & Keyser, S. Mental Health in Rural Illinois: Recovery is the Goal: An Analysis of Mental Health Care in Rural Illinois by the Illinois Rural Health Association, Mental Health Workgroup. A paper presentation to the National Rural Health Association, Anchorage, Alaska, May 18.

2007 Jurkowski, E.T. & Okino, T. Access to Mental Health Care within the “Same Ball Park”: Multidisciplinary Practice between physicians, service providers and Social Workers. A poster presentation at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 18.

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. “Substance Abuse and older Adults: Issues and Solutions for policy
and practice impacting older adults in rural communities”. Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, November 18.

2006 Green, C., Patel, D., Walls, T., & Jurkowski, E.T. “Rural Baby Boomers: Are we
prepared to meet the health needs of our Baby Boom cohort?” . Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, November 19.

2006 Lautar, C.J., Jurkowski, E.T. & Okino, T., “Preparing the Oral Health Workforce for Advocacy within Multidisciplinary Settings Using Community Outreach Activities. A poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 134th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7.

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. “The impact of health disparities on mental health service utilization for older adults”. A roundtable presentation at the American Public Health Association 134th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 8.

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. Substance abuse and older adults: Issues and solutions for rural communities. A roundtable presentation at the American Public Health Association 134th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 9.

2006 Green, C., Patel, D., Walls, T., & Jurkowski, E.T. Preparing Senior Nutrition Sites for Baby Boomers in Rural Communities Paper presentation at the National Forum for Gerontological Social Work, 5th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 18.

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. “Substance Abuse and Older Adults: Issues and Solutions for Rural Communities”. Paper presentation at the National Forum for Gerontological Social Work, 5th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL February 18.

2005 Jurkowski, E.T. & Okino, T. “Promoting Mental Health of Older Adults: 
The Consumer’s Perspective”. A poster presentation at the National Forum for Gerontological Social Work, 4th Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, March 1.

2005 Okino T. & Jurkowski, E. Promoting Mental Health of Older Adults: The Consumer’s Perspective. A poster presentation to the National Annual Social Work Gerontological Conference in New York City, New York, March 1.

2005 Jurkowski, E.T. Preparing our workforce: The Consumers’ Perspective. A poster presentation to the National Annual Social Work Gerontological Conference in New York City, New York, February 28.

2005 Multidisciplinary intervention for mental health and substance abuse services for older adults in rural communities: The consumers’ perception. A paper presentation to the Gerontological Society of America Annual meeting, November 19, 2006, Orlando, FL.

2005 Mental Health and Aging Systems Integration Project. A paper presentation to the Gerontological Society of America Annual meeting, November 20, 2006, Orlando, FL.

2005 Nutrition Site and Senior Centers: Are we meeting the needs of our Baby Boom cohort? A poster presentation with Cherie Green, Teresa Walls and Deenaz Patel to the Gerontological Society of America Annual meeting, November 20, 2006, Orlando, FL.

2005 Access to mental health care for older adults: Perceptions from rural based physicians, providers and consumers. Are we all in the same ball park? A poster presentation with Tsukasa Okino presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, December 13, Philadelphia, PA.

2005 Mental health and substance abuse services for older adults in rural communities: The consumers’ perception. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, December 13, Philadelphia, PA.

2005 Mental health issues for older adults in rural communities: Consumers’ perception and its role in service utilization. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, December 12, Philadelphia, PA.

2005 Evidence based public health and health policy development. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, December 14, Philadelphia, PA.

2005 Preparing the oral health workforce for multidisciplinary collaboration utilizing evidence base practices and service learning activities. A paper presentation with Charla J. Lautar to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, December 13, Philadelphia, PA.

2005 Lautar, C. & Jurkowski, E. Preparation for Collaborative Multidisciplinary Practice in Rural Communities. A poster presentation for the Illinois Rural Health Association, April 14, 15, 2004, Effingham, Illinois

2005 Jurkowski, E.T., Promoting Mental Health of Older Adults in Rural Communities: The Consumer’s Perspective. An oral presentation for the Illinois Rural Health Association, April 15, 2005, Effingham, Illinois.

2005 Okino T. & Jurkowski, E. Promoting Mental Health of Older Adults: The Consumer’s Perspective. A poster presentation to the National Annual Social Work Gerontological Conference in New York City, New York, March 1.

2005 Jurkowski, E.T. Preparing our workforce: The Consumers’ Perspective. A poster presentation to the National Annual Social Work Gerontological Conference in New York City, New York, February 28.

2004 Jurkowski, E. Integrating disability within curriculum for public health and allied health professionals' academic preparation. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association, November 8, Washington, D.C.

2004 Jurkowski, E. Preparing our workforce to deal with older adults in an aging society: The consumer's perspective. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association, November 10, Washington, D.C.

2004 Jurkowski,E. Mental health issues for older adults in rural communities: Consumers’ perception in relation to service utilization . A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association, November 10, Washington, D.C.

2004 Jurkowski, E., & Lautar, C. Social Work curriculum development for service delivery and collaborative multidisciplinary practice. . A poster presentation to the American Public Health Association, November 9, Washington, D.C.

2004 Jurkowski, E. Lautar, C., & Beebe. S. N. Reaching the Healthy People 2010 objectives for rural children: Facilitators and barriers for reaching Healthy People 2010 goals. A roundtable presentation to the American Public Health Association, November 9, Washington, D.C.

2004 Jurkowski, E.T. Access to Care for People with disabilities and co-existing substance abuse issues in rural areas: Conceptualizing Facilitators and Barriers to Care and Service Delivery. A poster presentation to the American Public Health Association, November 9, Washington, D.C.

2004 A paper presentation for the annual Gerontological Society of America conference, November 22, 2004, Washington, DC.

2004 Gammon, E.A. & Jurkowski, E.T. The Student Portfolio: An Assessment of undergraduate Social Work. A paper presentation to the Council on Social Work Education, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, February 28

2004 Jurkowski, E.T. & Welch, P. Disability Content in Social Work Curricula: A model for infusion. A paper presentation to the Council on Social Work Education, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, February 28.

2004 Jurkowski, E.T. Infusing gerontological content: "Bringing consumers to the table" (or the classroom). A paper presentation to the National Gerontological Social Work Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, February 28.

2003 Jurkowski, E.T. & Welch, P. Conceptualizing disability within curriculum content for public health and allied health professionals’ academic preparation. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 17 in San Francisco, CA.

2003 Jurkowski, E.T. Older adults' perceptions of the public health/social work professional: "Voices of the consumer". A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 16 in San Francisco, CA.

2003 Jurkowski, E.T. Kathleen Deery, PhD 2, Hiroko Arikawa, PhD 3, Kerri Morgan, MS OTR/L 4, and David B. Gray, PhD 4. Assessing receptivity for people with mobility limitations in four different sized communities. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 16 in San Francisco, CA.

2003 Jurkowski, E.T., Lautar, C. Access to oral health care for older adults in a rural based community: Are intervention efforts making a difference in service utilization? A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 15 in San Francisco, CA.

2003 Jurkowski, E.T. Physician/Provider perspectives toward Mental Health Services and Older Adults living in rural communities. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 16 in San Francisco, CA.

2003 Lautar, C. , Jurkowski, E.T. Oral Health Status of Children in a Rural Based Community: Does intervention to target low income and uninsured make a difference? A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 17, 2003 in San Francisco, CA.

2003 Jurkowski, E.T. Preparing our workforce to deal with older adults in an aging society: The Consumers’ Perspective. A Presentation to the 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 24, 2003 in San Diego, California.

2003 Jurkowski, E. T. Mental Health and Systems Integration Project: Outcomes and Impacts for Rural Elderly. A Poster presentation to the Gerontological Society of America. Boston, MA. Nov. 26. 

2002 Jurkowski, E.T. Systems Integration: Identifying facilitators and barriers to the
process: Networking with the Community for Systems Integration. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 13.
2002 Jurkowski, E.T. Public Health Social Work issues in a rural community setting:
Going back to the "roots" perspectives from Community. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA. , Nov. 1.

2002 Lautar, C. & Jurkowski, E. Reaching older adults within rural settings: Barriers and strategies to access. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 12.

2002 Jurkowski, E.T., Welch, P. & Gammon, A. Engaging the workforce in addressing issues of diversity: Curriculum building for Public Health Social Work Practice. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 11.

2002 Gray, D., Morgan, K., Sutter, D., Deery, K., & Jurkowski, E. Community Resource Index for Individuals with Mobility Limitations. A paper presentation to the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 11.

2002 Gammon, A. & Jurkowski, E.T. Using the Recipient Community to Develop Social
Work Curricula for Aging. A paper presentation to the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Pitttsburgh, PA, Oct. 26.

2002 Beebe, S., Lautar, C., & Jurkowski, E. Comparison of Children’s Oral Health in a
rural based community: Implications for curriculum building within dental hygiene
programs. Poster presentation for The American Dental Education Association., March 21, San Diego, CA.

2001 A comparison of children’s oral health in a rural based community. Poster presentation for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 23, 2001 with Charla Lautar and Sandie Beebe.

2001 Building on community assets for oral health care services: Social Work’s
contribution to the public health infrastructure. Paper presentation for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 22, 2001.

2001 Mental Health Issues and the Elderly: An interactive web based resource for professionals, caregivers and older adults in rural communities. Round table presentation for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 22, 2001 with Melissa Foulks,, Cherie Green, Tsukasa Okino, Tim McGrath and Donna VanMiddendorp.

2001 Integrating curriculum content on disability within Public Health Social Work Practice: Tools for curriculum building. Paper presentation for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 22 with Trish Welch.

2001 Integrating curriculum content based on disability within social work curricula: A
model for curriculum building. Paper presentation to the Diversity Conference for Social Work Education and Practice, Charleston, S.C., Oct. 8.

2001 Building on community assets for oral health services: An interdisciplinary approach. Paper presentation to The American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 25, with Charla Lautar and Sandy Beebe.

2000 Disability and Disadvantage: Reducing Health Disparities. The Role of Social Work Curriculum in Professional Training. American Public Health Association, Boston, Nov. 2000 with Trish Welch

2000 Trends in aging, functional status and community living: Rural versus urban comparisons. American Public Health Association, Boston, Nov. 2000.

2000 The role of citizen participation/advocacy in the reduction of health disparities. Lessons from Canada and the United States. American Public Health Association, Boston, Nov.

2000 Innovations in data collection strategies for social worker: Utilizing web-based and
virtual data collection techniques. American Public Health Association, Boston, Nov. 2000 with Trish Welch and Aditi Jamel.

2000 Integrating Disability Studies into Social Work Education Challenges for the 21st Century. Society for Disability Studies. Chicago, Illinois, July 1.

2000 Workshop entitled “The Dawn of a New Century: Building strengths within practice/ community in working with people with disabilities.” National Association for Social Workers, Maryland.
- Presentation I. The Dawn of a New Century: Social, Economic, and Political Trends Impacting Disability
- Presentation II. The Dawn of a New Century: The Role of Social Workers in Building Strengths for People with Disabilities
- Presentation III. The Dawn of a New Century: Strategies and Tools for a Strengths-based Approach to Individual and Community Practice and People with Disabilities.

2000 Oral health programs/services for special and high risk populations. Integrating unmet dental needs. A blueprint and model for rural based oral health programs. American Public Health Association, Boston, Nov. 2000 with Jeanie Akamanti.

1999 The 127th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Paper Presentation entitled: “Children’s mental health services: Lessons learned from the rural Illinois experience for the next generation”.

1999 The 127th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Poster Presentation entitled: “The core functions and the role of Boards of Health: perspectives for urban and rural Boards of Health”, with Dr. Louis Rowitz.

1999 The 127th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Poster 
presentation entitled: “Leadership lessons learned from women in rural base settings: highlights on leadership strategies impacting practice, policy development and community building”, with Dr. Wayne Evens, Vicki Bernard and Yolanda Gunzel.

1999 The 127th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Paper Presentation entitled: “School based oral health programs for special and high risk populations.

1999 The 24th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, Salisbury, MD. Poster presentation entitled: “Demographic Trends in Aging and Functionally Limited People within Rural Communities: Implications for health and Social Service Delivery in the 21st Century.”

1999 The 24th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, Salisbury, MD. Poster presentation entitled: “The Challenges of Providing Care in Rural and Inner City Communities: A Case Study examining Rural Illinois in comparison to Inner City Chicago”

1999 Association for Health Services Research, Chicago, IL. Poster presentation entitled: “Building Healthy Communities Through Community Health Assessment, Citizen Participation and a “Strengths” Perspective.”

1999 Association for Health Services Research, Chicago, IL. Poster presentation entitled: “Does “Health for All” Mean Healthier? The Canadian Health Care System: Lessons from Universal Policy Approach for U.S. Health Policy”

1998 Interagency Coalition for Disability Statistics. (Teleconference originating from Hayattsville, MD) Sites included Washington, Buffalo, NY; St. Lois, MO; San Francisco,CA;, Atlanta, GA. “Status of Disability and Social Action - US/Canadian Comparisons”.

1997 American Public Health Association, Indianapolis, IN, “Methodological Techniques
for Disability Study and Research: An Overview” with Borko Jovanovic.

1997 American Public Health Association, Indianapolis, IN, “Leadership, Community Participation and Access to Health Care Services for Individuals with Physical Disabilities”.

1996 The American Public Health Association. New York City, New York. “Leadership and Citizen Participation in Health Resource Planning for People with Disabilities: A Canadian American Comparison”

1995 The American Association for Mental Retardation, Boston, MA. “Trends in Disability Services, A North American Comparison” with Louis Rowitz.

1994 The American Association for Mental Retardation. Washington, DC. “Trends for the Year 2000 for People with Developmental Disabilities - An American, Latin American Comparison”.

1992 American Association for Mental Retardation, New Orleans, LA. “Evaluation of HIV Prevention and self-protection Training Programs”.

1991 American Association for Mental Retardation. Atlanta, GA.“Affection, love, intimacy and sexual relationships”

Regional/State

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. Preparing our workforce to meet the mental health needs of rural consumers: Translating the evidence to training. A workshop presentation to the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, IL, April 17.
2006 Jurkowski, E.T., Lautar, C. & Zito, J. Planting the Seeds for a Rural Health Care Workforce: A Plan for Multidisciplinary Mentorship. A workshop presentation to the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, IL, April 17.
2006 Jurkowski, E.T. Responding to the “Boom”: Gerontological Social Work. An oral presentation to the National Association of Social Workers, Statewide Symposium, Bloomington, IL, September 18.

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. “Understanding health behavior and help seeking behavior”. A workshop conducted for the Retired Social Workers Project, National Institute of Social Workers, IL Chapter., Chicago, IL, June 21,

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. “Aging and mental health assessment strategies”. A workshop conducted for the Retired Social Workers Project, National Institute of Social Workers, IL Chapter., Chicago, IL, May 30.

2006 Greene, C., Patel, D., Walls, T. & Jurkowski, E. Senior Centers and nutrition 
sites: Are we meeting the health care needs of our baby boom cohort? A poster 
presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, IL, April 12, 13.

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. & Lautar, C.J. Recipes for Multidisciplinary Collaboration: 
Partnerships between community agencies and academic collaborators to address 
rural health issues. A workshop presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, IL April 12,
2005 Preparing Senior Nutrition Sites for Baby Boomers in Rural Communities within Southern Illinois. Poster presentation with Cherie Green, Deenaz Patel and Theresa Walls for the N ASW-IL Chapter Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
2005 Lautar, C. & Jurkowski, E. Preparation for Collaborative Multidisciplinary Practice in Rural Communities. A poster presentation for the Illinois Rural Health Association, April14, 15, 2004, Effingham, Illinois
2005 Jurkowski, E.T., Promoting Mental Health of Older Adult in Rural Communities: The Consumer’s Perspective. An oral presentation for the Illinois Rural Health Association, April 15, 2005, Effingham, Illinois.
2005 A snapshot of the oral health status of older adults in a rural based setting. Paper presentation with Beebe, S., & Lautar, C. for the Illinois Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference, April 16th, Bloomington, IL.
2003 Access to Mental Health Care: A comparison of Perceptions from rural based Physicians, Providers and Consumers. Paper presentation for the Illinois Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference, April 16th, Bloomington, IL.

2003 Perceptions of mental health issues for older adults in rural communities with Tsukasa Okino. Poster presentation for the Illinois Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference, April 16th, Bloomington, IL.

2002 Link-Mullisan, M., Jurkowski, E. Lautar, C., Beebe, S., Jackson County Consortium on Oral Health: Building on Assets for Oral Health Status. Paper presentation for The Illinois Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference, Rural Health: On Track for Our Future, April 18, Bloomington, IL.

2002 Lautar, C., Jurkowski, E. Beebe, S., A snapshot of oral health status of Children in a Rural Based Community. Paper presentation for The Illinois Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference, Rural Health: On Track for Our Future, April 18, 2002, Bloomington, IL.

2002 Jurkowski, E. ,Mental Health and Aging Systems Integration Project: Outcomes and Impacts for Rural Elderly. Paper presentation for The Illinois Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference, Rural Health: On Track for Our Future, April 17, Bloomington, IL.

2002 Jurkowski, E. , Foulks, M., Green, C., Okino, T., McGrath, T., Van Middendorp, D., Mental Health Issues and the Elderly: An Interactive Web-based resource for Health Professionals, Caregivers and Older Adults. Poster presentation for The Illinois Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference, Rural Health: On Track for Our Future, April 17, Bloomington, IL.

2001 Therapeutic Recreation and Gerontology Certificates: A model for successful partnerships. A panel presentation to the Midwest Therapeutic Regional Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 24, with Sally Perkins, Michael Judd and Joe Teaff.

2001 The Development of Interdisciplinary Gerontology Certificate Programs: The Relevance to Practitioners in Rural America. A paper presentation for The Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Effingham, Il, March 22, with Sally Perkins & Michael Judd.

2001 Oral health needs and the rural elderly: Implications for program planning and policy development. A poster presentation for The Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Effingham, Il, March 21, with Tsukasa Okino. 

2001 Trends in aging, mobility limitations and functional status: Urban versus rural comparisons. A poster presentation for The Illinois Rural Health Association Annual Meeting, Effingham, IL, March 21.

2001 Evaluating the status of disability content in Social Work curricula. A paper presentation for the Council for Social Work Education Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 11, with Trish Welch.

2000 Oral health program for special and high risk populations: A model for rural oral health programs. Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, IL with Jeanie Akamanti.

1996 The Illinois Public Health Association, St Charles, IL “Community Collaboration and Program Design: Involving the Community in the Design of Family Centred Services” with Nanci Maksimowicz, Viviana Plopper and Debbie Bretag.

1996 People First International Conference, Naperville, IL, “Case Management 101 ; Guidelines for Professional Partnerships” with Matt Passen. October 7.

Local

2002 Jurkowski, E., Lautar, C., Beebe, S.(2002). A snapshot of the oral health status of children in a rural based community. Poster presentation for Celebrating Scholarship About and For
Women, April 1, Carbondale, IL.

2001 The Development of Interdisciplinary Gerontology Certificate Programs: Relevance to Practitioners in Rural Settings. A poster presentation for Phi Delta Kappa Research Day, April 12, Carbondale, IL, with Sally Perkins, Michael Judd, Joe Teaff, Daryl Taylor and Martin Tracy.

2001 Health and Disability Trends - 1980-2000: Rural versus urban settings. Implications for health and social service policy, planning & development for rural communities. Presentation to “Celebrating Scholarship by and about Women” UWPA, April 18.

2001 Community planning utilizing the “Generalist Intervention Model”: Oral health program for special and high risk populations: Integrating unmet oral health needs. A model for rural based oral health programs. Presentation to “Celebrating Scholarship by and about Women” UWPA, April 18, with Jeanie Akamanti.

1999 University Women’s Professional Advancement 6th Annual Refereed Poster Session, Southern Illinois University: “Leadership/Community Participation and Access to Health Care Services for Women with Physical Disabilities”.

1999 University Women’s Professional Advancement 6th Annual Refereed Poster Session, Southern Illinois University: “Leadership lessons from women in rural based social service settings”, with Wayne Evens, Vickki Bernard and Yolanda Gunzal.

1999 Continuing Education, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL. Workshop presented entitled: “Negotiation Skills for Community Resource Planning”.

Other:

- Thakur Hari Prasad Institute for Rehabilitation and Research & SIUC: Collaboration agreement and Memorandum of Understanding. (September, 2000)

- Ministry of Health, Republic of Niger, Collaboration agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with Southern Illinois University Carbondale (November, 2000).

D. Papers and Presentations at Professional Meetings:

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. Responding to the “Boom”: Gerontological Social Work. An oral presentation to the National Association of Social Workers, Statewide Symposium, Bloomington, IL, September 18.

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. “Understanding health behavior and help seeking behavior”. A workshop conducted for the Retired Social Workers Project, National Institute of Social Workers, IL Chapter., Chicago, IL, June 21,

2006 Jurkowski, E.T. “Aging and mental health assessment strategies”. A workshop conducted for the Retired Social Workers Project, National Institute of Social Workers, IL Chapter., Chicago, IL, May 30.

2004 Consumers’ perception of the helping professions. A presentation to the Quality of Life Conference held through Continuing Education and COEHS Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, May 31, 2004, Carbondale, IL.

2003 Mental Health and Dementia. A workshop for the University of Illinois Certificate in
Gerontology Program, Rend Lake, IL, May 30.

2003 “Mental Health and Older Adults: Staying “Mentally Fit” with Jane Maxwell. A paper presentation to the Quality of Life Conference held through Continuing Education
and COEHS Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, May 16, Carbondale, IL.

2003 “Mental Health and Older Adults” A workshop presentation to the “Health Expo held through Continuing Education, May 1, Carbondale, IL.

2003 Reaching the oral health needs of older adults within rural settings: Barriers and strategies
impacting access to care. A paper presentation to the Statewide oral health conference
organized by Illinois Department of Public Health, Oral Health Division, Bloomington, IL, March 26.

2002 Jurkowski, E., Research update on Physician/Provider perspectives toward Mental Health
Services and Older Adults. Paper presentation for The Governor’s Conference on Mental
Health and Aging: Promoting Innovation and Excellence through Partnership and Collaboration. , April 9, Chicago, Illinois.

2002 Jurkowski, E., Richards, T., Suro, J., Warner, L., Williams, R. Mental health and aging systems integration. Paper presentation for The Governor’s Conference on Mental Health
and Aging: Promoting Innovation and Excellence through Partnership and Collaboration,
April 9, Chicago, Illinois.

2001 MHASI: A Systems Integration approach to improving mental health services to Seniors.
Panel presentation to : Governor’s Conference on Aging and Human Services. Chicago, IL. Dec. 13, 2001 with Tom Richards, Susan Patterson, Juanita Suro, Linda Warner, Roberta Williams and Debbie Kuiken.

2001 Rural oral health access for uninsured children: Does availability ensure access? A paper presentation to the Statewide oral health conference organized by Illinois Department of Public Health, Oral Health Division, Bloomington, IL, May 9, 2001.

Technical reports:

Hannon, R., Ford, T., Jurkowski, E. Hull, S., Wikoff, L., Milliken, C., Ripka, G., Rabe, C., & Keyser, S. (2006). Mental Health in rural Illinois: Recovery is the Goal. An analysis of 
mental health care in rural Illinois.
 Springfield, IL: Illinois Rural Health Association.

Jurkowski, Elaine. (1998). Building an Inclusive Community: People First of Windsor. Prepared
for the Trillium Foundation & “People First of Windsor”

Jurkowski, E., Burke, A. & Kessler, H. United Way Centraide: A Community Perspective on
Needs Assessment Information.(MS- 22 pages). (MS - 14 pages, 40 pages - Appendix).

Jurkowski, Elaine (1997). The United Way Needs Assessment Reports in Health:
Recommendations for an Assets Based Approach to Community Planning, Funding
Allocations and program Development. Prepared in conjunction with Great Cities Institute (UIC)and The United Way/Crusade of Mercy (MS - 80 pages, 130 pages -Appendix).

Jurkowski, Elaine & Segura, Elana (1997). The United Way/Crusade of Mercy – Agency
Perceptions. Collaboration between the University of Illinois, Chicago and United Way Crusade of Mercy. (MS- 80 pages)

Jurkowski, Elaine. (1995). Homelessness and Mental Illness: The State of Perceived Needs and 
Barriers to Integration: An Assessment of Edgewater and Uptown Geographic Areas. Community Counseling Centers of Chicago. (MS-91 pages)

Jurkowski, E. (1995). Community Voices: An Assessment of LAN 65 in Efforts for Family
Support Resource Planning to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth. Alternatives Inc: Chicago, Illinois. (MS-17pages, 13 pages appendix)


IX COMMUNITY SERVICE

2006-present Member, Board of Directors, SPIN (Serving People in Need, not-for profit
social service agency), Murphysburo, Illinois
2005-present Group facilitator: Lifelong Journey’s Social Skills program, St. Louis, MO
2002-present Member, Board of Directors, United Nations, Southern Illinois Chapter
2002- 2005 Chair, United Nations Global Health Initiative: United Nations, Southern Illinois Chapter.
2002- 2004 President: American Association of American Women, Carbondale Chapter.
2000- 2004. Leader: Girl Scout Leader Troop 160, Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council.
2001- contd. Volunteer Member, Jackson County Coalition for Oral Health
2000-2001 Volunteered time, conducted, analyzed and prepared a report of Needs Assessment of community oral health needs for Jackson County Department of Public Health.