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Help NASW Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Submit your profile

Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 Celebration September 15 – October 15, 2009 You are cordially invited to help the National Association of Social Workers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2009. Last year we reached out to Hispanic social workers and asked them to tell us why they chose the social work profession and what they felt were the most pressing issues in ... Read More »

FTC Deadline Postponed: Red Flags Identity Theft Rule

The FTC has announced that enforcement of the new Red Flags Identity Theft Rule, scheduled to become effective August 1, 2009, has been delayed until November 1, 2009 to give the agency additional time to develop guidance for small businesses.  Health care practitioners are subject to the new requirements.  For more information see http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/07/redflag.shtm and https://www.socialworkers.org/ldf/legal_issue/2009/200906.asp Read More »

Social Workers in the News: Arizona State Legislature Representative and Social Worker Kyrsten Sinema

Video of Arizona State Legislature Representative and Social Worker Kyrsten Sinema talking about her new book with local media. Kyrsten Sinema serves as the Assistant Leader to the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives and represents central Phoenix in the Arizona Legislature. Now in her third term, she is the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and the ... Read More »

NASW Social Work Journal – A Special Issue on Racial & Ethnic Minorities

NASW Social Work Journal – A Special Issue on Racial & Ethnic Minorities will be available for July 2009. NASW Press has not published a special issue on racial and ethnic minorities since 1982(Vol. 27, No.1). Since that issue, the theoretical knowledge base undergirding social work practice with racial and ethnic minorities has both expanded and diversified. For information about ... Read More »

NASW Hosts Annual Practice Conference on Aging in Las Vegas

For Immediate Release Washington, DC -To help social workers meet the unique needs of the aging population, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will host its first annual practice conference in Las Vegas on March 15-16, 2009. The conference—titled “The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready?”—will prepare social work private practitioners to better serve this growing demographic.  NASW ... Read More »

Urgent Input Needed for New Care Transitions Measures

NASW strongly encourages members who work in health care settings to take the opportunity to comment on care transitions measures which are being considered for use in transitions of care during discharges of patients from inpatient settings and Emergency Departments.  The American Medical Association/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA/PCPI) has released for public comment a Care Transitions Performance Measurement Set. ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Near Completion; President Signs Medicaid Moratorium

Take Action! NASW had important issues at stake in the Congress this week as major bills concerning both Medicare and Medicaid moved closer to the President for signature. Medicare Bill Falters on the Senate Floor, Re-Vote ExpectedLast night 39 Senate Republicans blocked passage of the Medicare bill (H.R.6331). The Senate fell just one vote short of a necessary 60 votes ... Read More »