Get Loan Forgiveness for Social Workers in the Head Start Bill!

On June 19, 2007, the U.S. Senate approved its version of the Head Start for School Readiness Act. This bill reauthorizes the Head Start Act and expands access to the Head Start program through increased appropriation levels. This program, which provides assistance to low-income children and families, has been an important part of America’s effort to promote school readiness and ... Read More »

Lobby Senate on Medicare SWRI Agenda

Congratulations to NASW’s Advocacy Network, on August 1, 2007 the U.S. House of Representatives passed a key component of NASW’s SWRI agenda, the Clinical Social Work Medicare Equity Act along with an across the board 5% increase in CSW payments under Medicare Part B. Your advocacy was a huge help! ACTION REQUESTED The House and Senate will return next week ... Read More »

Support Loan Forgiveness Provisions for Child Welfare Workers

The House and Senate have both passed higher education student loan bills that include language on loan forgiveness for child welfare workers. There is an important difference between these two bills in the loan forgiveness section. Both bills provide long term loan forgiveness for public service employees after 10 years of work. The House bill (H.R. 2669, the College Cost ... Read More »

House Gives Fast Victory to NASW Medicare SWRI Agenda!

Legislative Update | August 2, 2007 Congratulations to NASW’s Advocacy Network, the U.S. House passed on August 1, 2007, key components of NASW’s SWRI agenda, including the Clinical Social Work Medicare Equity Act along with an across the board 5% increase in LCSW payments under Medicare. Your advocacy was a huge help! Specifically, the following provisions were passed within the ... Read More »

Critical Medicare Provisions for Social Workers Reach House Floor

SWRI Components Advance ACTION NEEDED National Association of Social Workers (NASW) members should contact their House Representative now and urge them to vote yes on CHAMP (H.R. 3162) coming to the House floor tomorrow, Wednesday, August 1. Members are asked to immediately email their message of support to their House member. Our suggested message is located on NASW Congress Web ... Read More »

Legislation on Social Worker Safety: Contact Your U.S. Representatives

Your Representative needs to hear from your regarding the issue of social worker safety. ACTION NEEDED – TODAY!! Please urge your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor HR2165, the Teri Zenner Social Worker Safety Act. The passage of this resolution will establish a grant program to provide social workers and others that work with at-risk populations, with workplace safety measures, equipment, and ... Read More »