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Tag Archives: benefits

NASW partnering with Selective Service System to ensure youth do not miss opportunities

Did you know millions of young men miss out on important opportunities because they fail to register for the Selective Service? The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has partnered with the Selective Service System to help inform young men — and especially at-risk young men — of the requirement to register with Selective Service when they turn 18. NASW ... Read More »

NASW offers three new Practice Perspectives, ACA fact sheet

By Rena Malai, News staff The NASW Practice Perspectives series offers three new publications to educate members about social work developments that will enhance their professional practices. In addition, NASW has compiled a consumer fact sheet on health care reform, explaining important benefits of the Affordable Care Act for individuals and families. The newest Practice Perspectives — “Essential Health Benefits ... 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 »

News from the Hill – January 2011

CAPTA Reauthorization Bill Signed Into Law On December 20, President Obama signed into law the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act of 2010 (CAPTA), formerly S. 3817. The law promotes the use of differential response in child protective services, gives special attention to the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence, and sharpens the prevention focus of the community-based ... Read More »

Social Security Administration Webinar: Applying Online for Disability Benefits

On Wednesday October 6, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. EDT., the Social Security Administration will host a national webinar to discuss the enhanced online disability application.  The application is designed to reduce the time it takes to file for disability benefits. You are invited to participate in this webinar – Applying Online for Disability Benefits.  Join us at www.socialsecurity.gov, as they discuss the ... Read More »

Five Immediate Benefits to Health Care Reform

As the debate for health care reform continues in Congress, there are many resources available from many organizations.  On the NASW Health care reform page, you will find informative documents including a one-pager from Health Care for America Now entitled, Five Immediate Benefits to Health Care Reform.  Go to the resources section of the health care reform page to read ... Read More »

National Health Service Corps Loan Forgiveness Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. obtain a sufficient number of fully qualified medical, dental, and mental health providers essential to meet their populations’ critical need for safe and fundamental health care. Purpose of the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) The ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 22, 2008

Source: Google News Moving mother in right direction MetroWest Daily News – Framingham, MA By Debbie Gitner, LCSW, and Linda Sullivan, RN Q: My mother agreed to move to an assisted living facility. However, when we begin to talk about details of … UI Social Work building construction set to start in September Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette – Champaign, IL The UI ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Gives Victory to Social Workers

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2008 Washington—In a milestone victory, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends the U.S. Senate and House for overriding President Bush’s veto of the Medicare legislation, H.R. 6331, restoring funding for clinical social work payments cut in 2007 and greatly improving coverage of outpatient psychotherapy services. The final House vote on the Medicare Improvements ... Read More »