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Practice and Professional Development

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 »

Do Your Intake and Assessment Forms Include Family Caregivers?

NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. The 2011 theme, Identifying Family Caregivers, is particularly relevant to social workers, who play an essential role in making visible the contributions and needs of family caregivers. Read the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults and get involved in National Family Caregivers Month ... Read More »

Women and the Arab Spring: Spotlight on Egypt, Tunisia and Libya

Today, NASW staff will join a number of women’s rights organizations, Senator Boxer (D-CA), Senator Casey (D-PA) and other women’s right’s experts at a hearing on November 2nd at 2:30pm.  The hearing, “Women and the Arab Spring:  Spotlight on Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” will focus on roles that women have taken in the recent social revolutions that have occurred all ... Read More »

Military Social Work Spouses Can Receive $4,000 for Their Professional Development

NASW now participates in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certificate, certification or Associate’s Degree necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations. The financial assistance ... Read More »