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Practice and Professional Development

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 »

Dr. Jill Biden Joins Leymah Gbowee, Bob and Lee Woodruff, Dr. Kenneth Doka, Donna Brazile and Roberto Pacheco for National Social Work Conference in Washington

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2012       CONTACT: Gail Woods Waller gwaller@naswdc.org or 202.336.8236 Dr. Jill Biden Joins Leymah Gbowee, Bob and Lee Woodruff, Dr. Kenneth Doka, Donna Brazile and Roberto Pacheco for National Social Work Conference in Washington National Association of Social Workers Conference Held July 22-25 WASHINGTON, DC (July 19, 2012)—Professional social workers play a critical role ... Read More »

NASW’s Betsy Clark Answers ACA Decision Questions

Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH is CEO of the National Association of Social Workers Q: The ACA was upheld, but experts predict an avalanche of new enrollees in 2014, which will overwhelm our health care system. What should be done? Dr. Clark: Between 30-40 million new enrollees means that, among other issues, we need to think about using health ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

June is PRIDE Month

June is PRIDE Month.   On June 1, 2012, President Obama issued a Proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, accompanied by a video message of support. The National Association of Social Workers is committed to advancing policies and practices that will improve the status and wellbeing of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.      NASW has long held ... Read More »