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Tag Archives: health

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 »

Sections Suggetions needed for Upcoming Webinar Series

NASW Specialty Practice Section members we are seeking ideas for topics for the 2012-2013 webinar series. The series will begin in the fall. What type of practice related issues would you like to see addressed? Topics in the past have included: •Critical Role of Families in Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-being for LGBT Youth •Common Ethical Mistakes Made in Private ... Read More »

Latest on the Violence Against Women Act

On April 26, 2012 the U.S. Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) including the provision of expanded protections for Native Americans, immigrants (including undocumented), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. However, it soon became clear that the Republican lead House of Representatives would not vote for the Senate version of the Act so long as ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Women’s Health Week

Each year on Mother’s Day the US Department of Health and Human Services kicks off National Women’s Health Week. Starting on Sunday, May 13, individuals, communities, and health agencies, among others, will unite in an effort to advocate for women to take control of their health. The 2012 theme is, It’s Your Time. According to the campaign website, organizations will ... Read More »

Update on Violence Against Women Act

On April 26, 2012 the U.S. Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) including the provision of expanded protections for Native Americans, undocumented immigrants, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. However, it soon became clear that the Republican lead House of Representatives would not vote for the Senate version of the Act so long as it ... Read More »

Significance of Credentialing in Hospice and Pallitive Care Webinar

Social Work: Credentials, Climate and Value Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:30 – save on auto repairs 2:30 PM Eastern This webinar will provide a brief background of the hospice and palliative care macro-level climate in which social workers operate. Learn the significance of credentialing and its relevant terminology for social workers working in hospice and palliative care settings. For more ... Read More »

The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is expected to come up for reauthorization in the Senate next week.  (We previously wrote about this bill back in January.)  The protections the reauthorized bill would offer for all women, regardless of their circumstances, are crucial.  VAWA establishes a comprehensive network of cost-effective standards that keeps women safe, holds perpetrators accountable, and saves money ... Read More »

On-Demand Webinars for SPS Members

The following are several of dissertation or thesis the on-demand webinars offered 24/7 to NASW Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) members. Many SPS members are able to earn CE credit when they passed the online post-test. Learn more. •In the Line of Duty: Police Social Work •Older Adults Adjusting to New Life Challenges: How Social Workers Help •Supporting the Education of ... Read More »

The Affordable Care Act from an oncology social work perspective: What’s in it for Patients and families?

by Sarah Conning, LCSW, OSW-C; Association of Oncology Social Workers After tumultuous public debate, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010. Nearly two years later, the law is still in the throes of political controversy and legal challenges. In the face of such monumental changes, complicated timelines, legal uncertainties, and small print, what is ... Read More »