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Author Archives: communications

NASW Celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

Social Workers Believe Law Can Improve the Lives of Uninsured Populations WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2012) The National Association of Social Workers today celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).   NASW has been an outspoken advocate for improving health care access, quality, and services for millions of Americans not currently ... Read More »

NASW Lunchtime webinar examines greater social work involvement in primary care settings

Suzanne Daub, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health in Primary Care for Delaware Valley Community Health, a federally qualified health center in Philadelphia, and Stacy Collins, MSW, senior practice associate for health care at NASW, were the speakers for the May NASW Lunchtime Series webinar.  Ms. Daub and Ms. Collins discussed social work opportunities in integrated primary care, with a specific ... Read More »

Supreme Court Rules on Arizona Immigration Law

Two major policy and legal decisions on immigration in the United States have been issued in the past two weeks. The first was the June 15 Obama administration’s policy directive to stop deportations of many children and young adults of undocumented parents. The second was the June 25 Supreme Court decision which effectively struck down much of the state of ... Read More »

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?  “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.”  You may be familiar with this public service campaign promoting adoption from foster care, which was produced by The Advertising Council, the leading producer of public service campaigns in the country. The Council is looking for individuals who will share compelling ... Read More »

NASW supports ACA provision for contraceptive coverage requirement for all non-church employers

NASW has submitted comments to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), urging DHHS to require all non-church health insurance providers and organizations to provide contraception without charging a co-payment, in accordance with regulations stipulated in the Affordable Care Act of 2010.  As per the letter from NASW Executive Director, Betsy Clark, “social workers have ... Read More »

Earn Up to 6 CEUs at NASW’s Pre- and Post- Hope Conference Workshops

NASW’s 2012 National Practice Conference Restoring HOPE: The Power of Social Work will convene approximately 1000 social workers in Washington, D.C. from July 22 – 25 who are inspired to improve the lives of their clients and communities. Experts in numerous fields will hold pre- and post-conference workshops to address such topics as, improving your private practice, reducing risk and ... Read More »

White House Announces Significant Change in Immigration Policy

President Obama announced important news on the issue of immigration about which the social justice and human rights community, including NASW, is excited. As reported today by most major media outlets: “The Obama administration announced on Friday that it would no longer seek the deportation of most young illegal immigrants, a significant policy shift with potentially major electoral implications. The ... Read More »

Join National Provider Network to Help Older Adults Understand Health Care Reform

Many older adults and family caregivers don’t understand either the new benefits available to them under the Affordable Care Act or other ways in which health care reform benefits them. Patients Aware is a national network of health care professionals working to change this situation. Supported by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the National Physicians ... Read More »

Join the Hope Conference Twitter Roll and Connect with Other Attendees

Join the Hope Conference Twitter Roll and follow other conference attendees during the live conference in Washington, DC.  This is a great way to experience the conference real time via the power of social media. How do I join? Post your Twitter username (@username) in the comment box below.  Your username will be added to the Twitter Roll listing below*. ... Read More »