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News from the Hill – October 2011

Federal Budget Update The House of Representatives voted on a continuing resolution to carry 2012 federal spending after the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.  The stop gap funding measure continues funds until November 18, 2011, at a reduced rate across-the-board of 1.409% below FY 2011 spending levels, cutting spending for the first seven weeks of the ... Read More »

Join the Administration on Aging for a Webinar Series on Social Media as a Retirement Tool

Webinar Series on Social Media:  A Retirement Tool for the 21st Century In recent years, social media has added new dimensions to the resource tools available for retirement planning and ways to protect assets once in retirement.  To shed light on how social media can be incorporated in developing a sustainable retirement plan, the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the ... Read More »

Applications for HHS Grant Opportunities Due Late July

The Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau has announced several grant funding opportunities. Applications are due at the end of this month. 1.  Child Welfare-Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement:  The Children’s Bureau expects to award up to 8 grants at $250,000 per budget period for projects lasting 17 months supporting ... Read More »

Webinar: Addiction, Mental Health, and Health Care Integration and Prevention

Consumer, Recovery, and Family Webinars Addiction, Mental Health, and Health Care Integration and Prevention How the Affordable Care Act and state-based efforts can lead to comprehensive and coordinated health services for people with mental health and addiction disorders.  The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), Faces & Voices of Recovery (Faces & Voices), and the National Alliance on Mental ... Read More »

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week, May 8-14

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health has designated May 8 – 14 as the 12th annual celebration of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW).  During this week, communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups come together to promote women’s health.  The theme for 2011 is “It’s Your Time.”  It emphasizes the National Women’s Health ... Read More »

World Diabetes Day: Let’s Take Control of Diabetes. Now.

World Diabetes Day was November 14, 2010. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. The theme for 2010 is “Let’s Take Control of Diabetes. Now.” This is the second year of a five-year campaign on diabetes education and prevention. ... Read More »

President Obama Signs Executive Order on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

President Obama signed an Executive Order to enhance the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics so that it better serves communities across the country by engaging them in the process of improving the education of Latino Students. Among the changes, the new Executive Order provides a better structure for the Initiative to take action and forge partnerships between ... Read More »

NASW and Partners Host Senate Briefing on ESEA

NASW, in partnership with the National Alliance of Pupil Serving Organizations (NAPSO) coalition, held a briefing for Senate staff to educate them about the role of specialized instructional support personnel in promoting  student success as Congress gears up to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act.   A dance therapist, ... Read More »

NASW and Coalition Partners Urge Congress to Address Risky Private Student Loans

NASW is partnering with the College for Access and Success and the U.S. PIRG to urge Congress to ensure that the Restoring American Financial Stability Act (S. 3217) gives the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) full authority over all private student loans. The bill has been criticized for not providing CFPB enough teeth to enforce authority over existing private student ... Read More »

The President Signs Education Overhaul Bill into Law

On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872). NASW strongly supported this bill and has tirelessly advocated for the creation of public policies that make health care and higher education more affordable and accessible for all Americans. The higher education provisions are expected to generate significant savings by redirecting ... Read More »