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Award for Senior Center Field Research

The National Institute of Senior Centers announces its twentieth annual cheapest viagra on line Research Award to recognize outstanding research in the senior center field. Submission deadline is by close of business day Friday, May 27, 2011. Only research published after January 1, 2009-including journal articles, dissertations, books, and other research documents — pertaining to the administration, operation, or programming ... Read More »

Questions about Caseload? Your Input Can Help Create a Caseload Calculator

Survey Open to Case Managers until May 15, 2011 NASW invites social work case managers working in hospitals and health plans to participate in a survey that will inform the development of caseload calculator software. This software builds on the Caseload Concept Paper and Matrix, published by NASW and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) in 2008. The software ... Read More »

State Toolkit – New Health Care Law Provisions for Young Adults

Getting Covered is a campaign to inform young adults and their families about the provision in the new health care law that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until age 26. This provision is important. It has the potential to cover over 2 million of our nation’s 18.9 million uninsured young adults. And it will ... Read More »

Spectrum Project ‘Training the Trainers’

In April 2011, the NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project held a Training of Trainers (TOT) for fifteen social workers from around the United States.   TOT graduates are ready to present workshops in their own communities addressing two areas: 1)      medication adherence, with HIV/AIDS as a case study; and 2)      clients with HIV and mental health diagnoses and/or substance abuse. The goal ... Read More »

Human Rights & International Affairs Participates in UN-Hosted Hearing

On April 8, 2011, the United Nations was host to an informal interactive civil society hearing, bringing together over 400 civil society advocates with UN Member States, to address progress toward reaching universal access to HIV treatment, prevention, care, and support.   Members of the Civil Society Meeting (CSM) called for a renewed and urgent commitment from Member States to reach ... Read More »

South Africa Conference Report Available

In November 2010, staff members from the NASW’s Human Rights and International Affairs department participated in the “Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference: Investing in those who care for children” Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference is part of a long-term effort by the US government and other donors to draw increased attention and mobilize additional assistance for social ... Read More »

Take One Step to Stop Child Abuse Deaths

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and bring attention to the critical need for resources to support and strengthen families and keep children and youth safe from harm. Social workers play critical roles in the lives of vulnerable families. Enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and families is at ... Read More »

Institute of Medicine Releases Groundbreaking Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

WASHINGTON, DC —  On March 31, 2011, at an 11:00 AM press conference at the Melrose Hotel (2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW), the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) will release a new report on health issues impacting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population, titled The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation ... Read More »