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Affordable Care Act 101 Conference Call

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT 101 – Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Choose the following dates for an Interactive Conference Call Discussing the Benefits and Provisions of the Affordable Care Act:  • Tuesday, August 23, at 8 pm ET • Wednesday, August 31, at 12:30 pm ET • Wednesday, September 14, ... Read More »

Super Committee Members Selected

Congressional leadership has made their selections for the Super Committee created by the Budget Control Act (the debt limit legislation). The co-chairs of the Committee will be Senator Patty Murray and Representative Jeb Hensarling. The Senators on the Committee will be Max Baucus, John Kerry, Jon Kyl, Pat Toomey and Rob Portman and the Representatives will be Dave Camp, Fred ... Read More »

Department of Education Webinar

The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with United Way Worldwide, National PTA, SEDL, and the Harvard Family Research Project, is seeking participants for its webinar entitled, “Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement”  on August 18, 2011, from 2-3:30 p.m. This webinar will highlight promising approaches for evaluating family engagement strategies, address challenges in defining and ... Read More »

News from the Hill – July 2011

Exercise Your Ethical Responsibilities as a Social Worker: Advocate! The recent anniversary of our country’s independence reminds us that as Americans we have certain duties that we owe to our country.  Most particularly, citizens have a responsibility to be involved in the political process through voting and can participate in various other forms of activism, such as campaigning, contacting Members ... Read More »

Conference Call to Discuss Women’s Access to Needed Care and Services

 Affordable Care Act Improves Women’s Access to Needed Care, Services Please join Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on a conference call to discuss the impact of the recently released ... Read More »

NASW Supports Senator & Social Worker Debbie Stabenow’s Policy Record

Last week, The National Review posted an article entitled “Would You Let a Social Worker Handle Your Investment Portfolio?” attacking Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), and specifically the Battery Innovation Act that Senator Stabenow recently introduced.  The Battery Innovation Act encourages businesses, local government and universities to collaborate on advanced science and engineering efforts related to battery production.  It is specifically ... Read More »

Applications for HHS Grant Opportunities Due Late July

The Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau has announced several grant funding opportunities. Applications are due at the end of this month. 1.  Child Welfare-Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement:  The Children’s Bureau expects to award up to 8 grants at $250,000 per budget period for projects lasting 17 months supporting ... Read More »

HHS Conference Call on the Partnership for Patients

Please join HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick for a conference call on Friday, July 8, at 12pm ET to celebrate the initial phase of the Partnership for Patients and offer recognition and thanks to the nearly 4,500 organizations — including over 2,000 hospitals — that have officially committed to improving patient safety by joining the ... Read More »

Political Activism: A Civic and Ethical Responsibility

The recent anniversary of our country’s independence reminds us that as Americans we have certain duties that we owe to our country.  Most particularly, citizens have a responsibility to be involved in the political process through voting and can participate in various other forms of activism, such as campaigning, contacting Members of Congress, and joining political organizations. Social workers have ... Read More »

Social Work Researchers Have a Responsibility to Educate the Public

A recent editorial in Social Work Research urges social work researchers to more actively aid resistance to media bias and polemical attacks. Matthew O. Howard cites recent public attacks by Glen Beck on Francis Fox Piven, and the subsequent threats on her life by some of Beck’s listeners. Piven herself analyzed the social situation that gives rise to such irrational ... Read More »