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NASW Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

Let Family Caregivers Know They Matter NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Family Caregivers Matter, is particularly relevant to social workers, who understand not only the ways family caregivers enhance the well-being of their care partners, but also the crucial role family caregivers play in the health care system. Take some time ... Read More »

Violence Against Women Act Day of ACTION

Save Wednesday, November 14 for a VAWA day of ACTION Every national leader will call Congressional leaders Every organization’s state leaders will call their U.S. Senators Every local organization and all individuals will call their House members By the end of the day, every Member of Congress will hear a unified message: Work out the differences, pass VAWA before this ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Comfort. Love. Respect. Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month this November by highlighting the role of hospice in providing comfort, love, and respect to individuals and families at the end of life. Help preserve and expand access to hospice services with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Hospice Action Network. Earn 2 NASW-approved CE credits ... Read More »

NASW Helps Joint Commission Develop New Consumer Brochure on Palliative Care

NASW Helps Joint Commission Develop New Consumer Brochure on Palliative Care The Joint Commission recently published a consumer education brochure on palliative care. The brochure, developed in collaboration with NASW, is part of the Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ initiative, which encourages consumers to play an active role in their health care. Visit to download or print the brochure in ... Read More »

Social Work Jobs Available at US Department of Veteran Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced this year that it will be adding 1,600 new clinicians, including social workers, to its mental health staff.  This announcement came on the heels of increasing pressure for the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce the long wait times many Veterans face when seeking care for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other behavioral health ... Read More »

Enthusiasm for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program tempered by Administration announcement of prohibition on affordable health coverage

NASW, along with other advocacy organizations, recently signed a letter expressing disappointment with the recent announcement by the Obama Administration to exclude young people approved for the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program from receiving benefits through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and to prevent children and pregnant women approved for DACA from enrolling in Medicaid and the ... Read More »

Learn How to Improve Transitions of Care at NTOCC Regional Summits

The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC), of which NASW is a founding member, is hosting three regional summits this fall. Join other health care professionals, patient and caregiver advocates, policy makers, NTOCC thought leaders, and partner representatives to discuss the challenges associated with care transitions, emerging resources, and effective solutions, while earning continuing education credits approved by NASW. The ... Read More »

NASW and other civil rights organizations send letter to the President requesting full ACA implementation

NASW and other members of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, sent a letter sent to President Obama today urging the administration to continue on its path of full implementation of all provisions in the Affordable Care Act, in particular full implementation of the Medicaid expansion in 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The Medicaid expansion, the letter ... Read More »

Affordable Care Act Provides Additional Preventive Care Benefits for Women

Beginning August 1, 47 million women in the U.S. have access to eight new prevention-related health care services, with no cost-sharing.  The Affordable Care Act, requires that coverage of these services take effect at the next renewal date – on or after Aug. 1, 2012—for most health insurance plans. Previously, some insurance companies did not cover these preventive services for ... Read More »