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Mitzi Bragwell Wins Statewide Award

Alabama Public Health Social Worker Honored with Statewide Award

Mitzi BragwellMitzi Bragwell, the elder care coordinator for John Burns Estate & Elder Care Law, was selected as Public Health Social Worker of the Year for 2019. She was recognized March 20 at the 2019 Northern District Social Work Training held in Decatur, Ala., during National Social Work Month.

Nominators for the Public Health Social Worker of the Year award said Ms. Bragwell is a “humble and dedicated” social worker “with a very big heart.” She is described as a “super hero” to her clients with “multiple super powers.” Ms. Bragwell serves on various committees in her community, including the Interagency Committee and the substance abuse advisory committee with the North Central Alabama Mental Health Center. Last Christmas she spearheaded a program to provide blankets and gifts to elderly residents in the community with no family. Ms. Bragwell is active in her church where she teaches and serves in the nursery.

Public health social workers provide intervention services to help clients discover ways of meeting their needs and preventing future problems. Clients they serve may be children, families, elderly persons, and persons with functional and access needs.

Ms. Bragwell is a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker for the State of Alabama and has served Decatur and the surrounding communities for more than 20 years. She works closely with the elderly and disabled population, assuring that they have their needs met, while safely remaining in their home.

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