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Tag Archives: Health Care

Social Workers at the White House Addressing Social Determinants of Health

NASW CEO Dr. Angelo McClain, and several staff members, recently attended a White House briefing, hosted by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) entitled “Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in a New Era: The Role of Social Work Education.” This event included four panels of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) staff and was held prior ... Read More »

“Examing Cultural Competence in Health Care: Implications for Social Workers”

It’s well established that ethnic and racial minorities bear experience a disproportionate amount of negative health outcomes; this phenomenon is known as “health disparities”. Given that health disparities among ethnic minority groups have been partly attributed to cultural differences between patients and providers, there is an ongoing concerted effort to develop and implement culturally competent health interventions at both the ... Read More »

NASW CEO Angelo McClain attends June 3 White House Conference on Mental Health

The White House Conference on Mental Health brings together people from across the country, including mental health advocates, educators, health care providers, faith leaders, members of Congress, representatives from local governments and individuals who have struggled with mental health problems, to discuss how we can all work together to reduce stigma and help the millions of Americans struggling with mental ... Read More »

NASW Participates in Revision of National Consensus Project Palliative Care Guidelines

The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care (NCP), of which NASW is a member, recently released the 3rd edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care. These interdisciplinary guidelines, which are available as a free download, can be used to develop, guide, and enhance palliative care programs across practice settings. The guidelines emphasize the role of the ... Read More »

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care

On April 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released the new enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. These standards provide a framework to health care organizations for the delivery of culturally respectful and linguistically responsive care and services. In addition, these standards provide a platform for ... Read More »

Join NASW in Observing National Healthcare Decisions Day: April 16

Observe National Healthcare Decisions Day, now in its sixth year, by encouraging your clients to consider, discuss, and document their goals for their health care—and by preparing or reviewing your own advance directives. NASW is pleased to continue its support for this observance, scheduled for April 16. Advance care planning promotes self-determination and is integral to person-centered health care. Social ... Read More »

NASW and other civil rights organizations send letter to the President requesting full ACA implementation

NASW and other members of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, sent a letter sent to President Obama today urging the administration to continue on its path of full implementation of all provisions in the Affordable Care Act, in particular full implementation of the Medicaid expansion in 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The Medicaid expansion, the letter ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

Social Workers Believe Law Can Improve the Lives of Uninsured Populations WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2012) The National Association of Social Workers today celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).   NASW has been an outspoken advocate for improving health care access, quality, and services for millions of Americans not currently ... Read More »

NASW supports ACA provision for contraceptive coverage requirement for all non-church employers

NASW has submitted comments to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), urging DHHS to require all non-church health insurance providers and organizations to provide contraception without charging a co-payment, in accordance with regulations stipulated in the Affordable Care Act of 2010.  As per the letter from NASW Executive Director, Betsy Clark, “social workers have ... Read More »