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White House AIDS Policy Office to Release Updated Strategy on July 30

The White House Office on National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will be releasing the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) on July 30. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has long been a supporter of this strategy and looks forward to the updates. Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, professional social workers have worked in communities across the United States ... Read More »

White House Office of National AIDS Policy to host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Regional Forums

The U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is convening meetings with community members, service providers, and state and local health departments as part of a series of regional forums being held across the country to better inform the updated 2016-2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).   The forums each focus on a specific goal of the NHAS, with the next two ... Read More »

Determinants of Health Concentration Selection among University of Southern California MSW Students

The overall number of social workers in the United States is projected to increase gradually over the next decade. In contrast, the percentage of social workers employed through health facilities is projected to experience a more dramatic increase of 19.5 percent between 2008 and 2018. To date, no research has been conducted to examine reasons for this increase. Researchers have ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Hospice/Palliative Care Month: Moments of Life

November 6, 2014 Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice/Palliative Care Month this November by highlighting how hospice and palliative care programs make possible more meaningful moments of life. Download outreach materials from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and incorporate new NHPCO data on hospice use, delivery, and quality in your messaging. Use NASW resources, listed below, to ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month: Care Comes Home

November 6, 2014 NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Care Comes Home, emphasizes the benefits and challenges of caregiving at home—where most caregiving takes place. Download outreach materials from the Caregiver Action Network (previously known as the National Family Caregivers Association) and use NASW materials, listed below, to illustrate the social work ... Read More »

Mental health care gets a boost from ACA mandate

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The Affordable Care Act has brought about a “huge opportunity” for behavioral care in the U.S., said Ron Manderscheid, co-chairman of the Coalition for Whole Health. All health insurance plans sold on the federal and state insurance exchanges must offer 10 essential health benefits, or EHBs, to their enrollees, including mental health and substance-use ... Read More »

Funding supported for the Leadership Training in Social Work program

NASW celebrated the news that the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 includes funding to continue and expand the Leadership Training in Social Work program. For more than 40 years, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau provided grants to train social work leaders. In 2012, grantees learned that the MCHB was not planning to continue to fund several discipline-specific grants, including ... Read More »

Social workers to serve on Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health program

Two social workers have been selected to serve as 2014 Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health, a national program that works to develop, support and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults. The social workers are Cindy Tack, director of care coordination at the MMC Physician-Hospital Organization in ... Read More »

Join Us and Network with 2,000 Colleagues

Network with 2,000 colleagues Take advantage of early bird registration Connect with experts in the field Be inspired and gain new skills at innovative workshops Hear from nationally recognized experts in ethical practice and evidence-based practice Earn up to 25 CEUs Join us at the National Association of Social Workers 2014 National Conference. This conference will focus on the essential ... Read More »

Social workers encouraged to promote consumer enrollment in ACA health exchange plans

Social workers encouraged to promote consumer enrollment in ACA health exchange plans One out of every six Americans is currently living without insurance. Close to 80 percent of the uninsured are in working families. Affordable health care insurance is now available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchanges. Consumers can enroll in ACA health insurance plans until March 31st.  ... Read More »