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Alan Rice, LCSW


Alan Rice graduated from Kean College of NJ in 1977 with a BSW degree and went to work for the NYC Department of Education as a Drug Counselor in a School Base Drug Prevention Program. In 1980 he went to work at Beth Israel Medical Center at the Bernstein Institute as a social work assistant on a male drug detox unit. During this time, Alan entered the first PEP program in the country at WSSW to be able to obtain his MSW, which he did in June of 1983. In July of 1983, he accepted a transfer to the Medical/Surgical Division of the Beth Israel Department of Social Work. In August of 1983, he was asked to become one of the first dedicated hospital AIDS social workers in NYC, which he accepted.

Alan has been involved with HIV/AIDS, having a progressive career as a supervisor, manager, and Director of AIDS social workers in both a hospital and nursing home setting. Alan is presently the Population Health Specialist for VNSNY CHOICE, Select Health, an HIV Medicaid Manage Care Special Needs Plan, one of only three in NYS.

Alan is an adjunct professor at WSSW, teaching an Addiction course and teaching at Touro College School of Physician Assistant. He has served on a variety of NYC and NYS committees around making services better to the HIV and AIDS population and the Substance Abuse population. He was the first President on the board of Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV and AIDS and remains an active member.

Alan Rice, LCSW
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