Tag Archives: healthcare

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 »

Free NASW-CSWE Webinar: Social Work Practice in Integrated Care Settings

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is altering the delivery of behavioral health services, moving toward a model of behavioral health integration in primary care settings. Learn about this rapidly changing practice area from Suzanne Daub, LCSW, an NASW member and Senior Integrated Health Consultant for the National Council for Behavioral Health. Suzanne provides guidance and training on ... 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 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 »

Institute of Medicine Releases Groundbreaking Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

WASHINGTON, DC —  On March 31, 2011, at an 11:00 AM press conference at the Melrose Hotel (2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW), the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) will release a new report on health issues impacting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population, titled The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation ... Read More »

National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16th

April 16 has been designated a National Healthcare Decisions Day! The National Healthcare Decisions Day Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions.  For more information, visit www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org. NASW is proudly participating ... Read More »

Child Health Inequality

Numerous studies have acknowledged that the well-being of the nation hinges on the health of its people. This research also shows growing disparities in health outcomes for children.  In a special issue of Health and Social Work Journal from the NASW Press, authors Virginia Rondero Hernandez, Salvador Montana and Kris Clarke explore ways to reduce such disparities in “Child Health ... Read More »

Conference Call with Secretary Sebelius and the Launch of CuidadoDeSalud.gov

Friends: Yesterday, we launched www.cuidadodesalud.gov, the first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage.   President Obama wrote an op-ed in La Opinion and El Diario La Prensa today that highlights the website and the ... Read More »

News from the Hill

March 2010 Political Climate Other than the year-long health care battle, which appears to be approaching an end game through the reconciliation process, Capitol Hill is focused on two primary issues.  One is the budgetary process.  President Obama has submitted his budgetary requests to Congress, but it is up to the House and Senate to actually create the budget itself.  ... Read More »

NASW Health Care Reform Roundup – October 6, 2009

Health Care Reform Legislation This week Congress is continuing to make steady progress writing health reform legislation. House Democratic leaders have nearly finished negotiating the merger of three somewhat different committee versions of their bill, H.R. 3200. Their final version will go to the House floor for consideration later in October. The revised language for H.R. 3200 could be released ... Read More »