The Catholic University of America

Mission and Objectives


To develop and conduct research studies that focus on promoting the physical and mental health of individuals, organizations, communities and society.


  1. To generate and disseminate knowledge that informs social work practice, enhances the delivery of social services and influences state and national policy in the health/mental health fields;
  2. To provide critical methodological and substantive training for graduate students in the health/mental health fields;
  3. To assist NCSSS faculty to achieve their highest professional and scientific development in the health/mental health fields;
  4. To increase the visibility of NCSSS and CUA through professional publications, presentations at professional meetings and other scholarly related activities.