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NASW staff attend National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth’s 23rd Annual Conference

If you are interested in learning about ways that social workers can support the education of older youth in foster care, register for NASW’s upcoming webinar on December 7th. Did you know that completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid) is the best indicator that a youth will enroll in college?  In fact, ninety percent of students that ... Read More »

NASW Hosts Exchange Visit with the Tanzania Association of Social Workers

December 1, 2011 NASW is delighted to have had the honor of hosting our distinguished guests from Tanzania for the past two weeks.  NASW’s Human Rights & International Affairs Division established a twinning partnership between NASW and the Tanzania Association of Social Workers (TASWO) through funding from the American International Health Alliance. Social workers in Tanzania and the US face ... Read More »

HHS Recommendations for LGBT Health

In April 2011, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a list of recommendations stating how HHS could work to improve the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.  The Secretary stated that “HHS’ HRSA will also convene professional groups that represent LGBT health providers and students to identify challenges and opportunities for training LGBT ... Read More »

World AIDS Day, December 1

World AIDS Day is a global health day that is observed on December 1st, calling on social workers globally to unite in support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.  HIV/AIDS is a public health pandemic that must be addressed by social workers globally.  World AIDS Day is an opportunity for you to learn the ... Read More »

National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and Women and Girls

The Gender Forum recommendations were released in November 2011, and provide recommendations that are in alignment with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goals of reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related health disparities.  In anticipation of the release of the NHAS, a Forum was convened in June 2010 ... Read More »

Forum on Global Violence Prevention Workshop

The Institute of Medicine (IOM), Forum on Global Violence Prevention,  will convene a 2-day workshop to explore gaps in the four areas of knowledge management (knowledge generation, integration, dissemination, and application) and how closing these gaps might accelerate violence prevention in low- and middle-income countries.  NASW staff is a member of the Forum on Global Violence Prevention.  The workshop content ... Read More »

Free Teleconference: Joint Commission Palliative Care Certification for Hospital Programs

“Ask the Reviewer” session to be held December 1, 2011 Interested in learning about the new Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care offered by the Joint Commission? Dial in to the Joint Commission’s free teleconference, featuring a palliative care reviewer and other Joint Commission experts, on December 1, 2011. Don’t miss this opportunity to dialogue with Joint Commission staff about ... Read More »

Celebrate National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: Educate and Advocate

Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, an observance of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), this November! Help preserve and expand access to hospice services with NHPCO’s Hospice Action Network. Access free educational materials for professionals and consumers at the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)’s multimedia Hospice Information Center. Earn 2.5 CE credits by ... Read More »

NHPCO: FHSSA Stresses Importance of Hospice Access for All Americans during November’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

From NHPCO For Immediate Release: November 1, 2011 FHSSA Stresses Importance of Hospice Access for All Americans during November’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month “We Listen, We Care” is theme for November’s Month of Awareness (Alexandria, Va)— Amidst the outreach hospices are doing in communities across the country this November for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, FHSSA and ... Read More »