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Remembering Unsung Black Social Work Pioneer Lester Blackwell Granger

By Deron Snyder The accomplishments of people of color are often overlooked in American history. That is also true of social workers of color. Lester Blackwell Granger is one such historical figure, a social worker few people know about who should enjoy wider acclaim....

HEALS program awards year-long policy fellowship

By Maren Dale, News contributor JaNeen Cross, DSW, MSW, MBA, is the 2016 senior policy fellow through the NASW HEALS (Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars) Policy Fellowship. Cross, an assistant clinical professor of social work from Widener University in...

Climate change, natural disasters affect well-being

By Alison Laurio, News contributor When Samantha Teixeira was at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work earning her MSW and then her Ph.D., she and a young black man walked up to a high school where the entry door was locked. “He rang the bell, and they...

Social Work Organizations Oppose Efforts to Repeal Affordable Care Act

Social Work Organizations Oppose Efforts to Repeal Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) transformed our health care system and extended health insurance coverage to over 20 million individuals. Steps are in place to undo the progress we have made. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and...