Practice and Professional Development

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 »

Interested in becoming a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer?

A Red Cross Foundations of Disaster Mental Health (FDMH) Webinar has been scheduled for Wed Aug 29, 2012 3pm – 6 pm EST. Topic: Foundations of Disaster Mental Health To Register: Go to https://americanredcross.webex.com enter the session number and click “Join” to register.  Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining ... Read More »

CDC recommends Baby-Boomers, Get Tested for Hepatitis C

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that anyone born from 1945 through 1965 get tested for Hepatitis C.  People with Hepatitis C often have no symptoms, can live with an infection for decades without feeling sick, can be successfully treated with medications. To get tested for Hepatitis C, talk to your health professional or call your ... 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 »

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 »