Tag Archives: CDC

Have Eight Minutes To Share Your Thoughts On Client Alcohol Use?

Social Worker Talking With Client.

We want to know what you know—and wish you knew—about client alcohol use. Eight minutes is all it takes to help us better train and educate social workers who serve women, families, and others who may be at risk for alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorders and alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Your responses will be completely anonymous. NASW, along with other leading medical groups, ... Read More »

The Power of Primary Prevention

Pregnant Woman Declining Glass Of Wine

Alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEPs) are more common than you might think: according to a new study, an estimated 54 percent of children in the United States are exposed to alcohol before they’re born. The high prevalence of AEPs surprised even the study’s authors, who looked for what might be driving the trend. The answer? Unintended pregnancies—from when women drank without knowing ... Read More »

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month: Three Ways Social Workers Can Help Reduce Risky Drinking By Women

Social Worker Talking With Client

By Diana Ling, MA, Outreach Program Coordinator; and Leslie Sirrianni, LCSW, Training Coordinator; Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin High-risk drinking among women has increased significantly over the past decade, and the coronavirus pandemic seems to have made the problem worse. A recent study in JAMA Network Open compared ... Read More »

Social Worker appointed to CDC’s Community Preventive Services Task Force

Social worker Michael Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, has been appointed to the Centers for Disease Control’s Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) for a five year-year term starting in 2022. Lindsey is executive director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU) and Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at NYU Silver ... Read More »

NASW joins coalition to press Congress to allow CDC research on gun-related deaths, injuries

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  has openly expressed alarm at the frequency of gun-related mass murder and the high annual death and serious injury rate related to guns.  Given the number of people, including children, who suffer from gun violence each year, NASW agreed with others that this constitutes a public health crisis for our nation. Therefore, NASW ... Read More »