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HHS issues final regulations regarding HIPAA

By Rena Malai, News staff The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final set of regulations that address several key areas under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, which was passed in 2009, some existing HIPAA requirements were amended as the ... Read More »

Meeting focuses on social work health care

By Paul R. Pace, News staff As health care in America explores new territory with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, social workers need to stake a claim to their roles as part of the health care team. That sentiment was consistent among social work leaders from various health care settings who recently participated in a meeting called “Strategies ... Read More »

Annals of Internal Medicine article highlights positive impact of social work intervention in pediatric primary care

The February 5th issue of Annals of Internal Medicine features an article that cites positive outcomes for the Baltimore-based SEEK Project (Safe Environment for Every Kid).  Sponsored by the University of Maryland Medical Center, the SEEK project integrates professional social workers into pediatric primary care clinics, to conduct child abuse identification and prevention efforts.   A randomized research trial of the ... Read More »

Zabora is new director of Life with Cancer for the Inova

Social work spotlight James Zabora has resigned from his position as dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service and professor of social work to assume the role of director of Life with Cancer for the Inova Health System in Northern Virginia. Zabora came to the Catholic University of America after a 20-year career at The Johns Hopkins University ... 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 »

HRSA grants to help build social work profession

By Rena Malai, News staff The Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded 24 schools of social work and psychology with grants totaling $9.8 million. The grants, through the Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants Program, were  made possible by the Affordable Care Act. According to HHS, mental ... Read More »

Manoleas receives the 2012 Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award

NASW member Peter Manoleas received the 2012 Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award from the California Wellness Foundation, and was interviewed by the foundation. The award recognizes people who have demonstrated a commitment to increasing California’s health care workforce and its diversity. Manoleas is a lecturer and a field social work consultant at the School of Social Welfare at the ... Read More »

NASW Continues Support of Farley-Kluger Initiative

OVER 40,000 GRIEVING PARENTS AND SIXTEEN NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS URGE CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT OF THE FARLEY-KLUGER INITIATIVE TO AMEND THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT TO INCLUDE TIME TO GRIEVE FOR LOSS OF A CHILD Scottsdale, AZ/Chicago, IL, November 13- Kelly Farley, Founder of the Grieving Dads Project (www.GrievingDads.com) and Barry Kluger, author of “A Life Undone: a Father’s Journey Through Loss Continues,” ... Read More »

CDC recommends Baby-Boomers, Get Tested for Hepatitis C

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that anyone born from 1945 through 1965 get tested for Hepatitis C.  People with Hepatitis C often have no symptoms, can live with an infection for decades without feeling sick, can be successfully treated with medications. To get tested for Hepatitis C, talk to your health professional or call your ... 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 »