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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases Essential Health Benefits Bulletin to the States

In a surprise move last Friday, HHS released a bulletin announcing its intention to let states determine the scope of essential health benefits to be established under the Affordable Care Act.  The  Essential Health Benefits Package (EHB) forms the basis for insurance coverage offered through the state-based “exchanges,” when they become operational in 2014.  The EHB will determine health care ... Read More »

Helping Women Achieve Equality

NASW News blog exclusive: By Paul R. Pace, News Staff Helping women achieve equality was the focus of a keynote presentation by NASW President Jeane Anastas at the NASW Wisconsin Chapter’s conference earlier this year. Anastas explained that one of her major goals as president of the association is to highlight the issues facing women in society generally and in ... Read More »

School Provides NASW Student Membership

The average age of those who attend the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work in New York City is 36 and most are employed. That suits Steven Huberman, the school’s dean and professor of social work administration, just fine. The graduate school — established in 2006 — aims to serve the surrounding metropolitan community by providing a welcoming program ... Read More »

Submissions for “Social Work in the Public Eye”

Have you or someone you know been quoted in the media about your social work skills? NASW members are highlighted in each issue of the NASW News about the ways they help people overcome challenges and the important contributions they make to society. NASW News welcomes submissions for its “Social Work in the Public Eye” section. Send any news links ... Read More »

LGBT Parents Hurt by Misguided Policies

Children in the United States with at least one LGBT parent have to endure social stigma and unfair legal, economic, and healthcare treatment due to misguided public policies, according to a recent report. The report, “All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families,” was written by the Movement Advancement Project, a think tank that focuses on LGBT ... Read More »

NASW Hosts Exchange Visit with the Tanzania Association of Social Workers

December 1, 2011 NASW is delighted to have had the honor of hosting our distinguished guests from Tanzania for the past two weeks.  NASW’s Human Rights & International Affairs Division established a twinning partnership between NASW and the Tanzania Association of Social Workers (TASWO) through funding from the American International Health Alliance. Social workers in Tanzania and the US face ... Read More »

Social Worker Sworn In at State Department

Social worker Wendy Sherman was recently sworn in as Under Secretary for Political Affairs at the U.S. State Department. She is the department’s third-ranking official and its senior career diplomat. She is the first woman and first social worker to hold this position. NASW members click here for the full story. Read More »

Celebrate National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: Educate and Advocate

Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, an observance of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), this November! Help preserve and expand access to hospice services with NHPCO’s Hospice Action Network. Access free educational materials for professionals and consumers at the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)’s multimedia Hospice Information Center. Earn 2.5 CE credits by ... Read More »

NASW Supports the End of the War in Iraq

President Obama recently announced that U.S. troops will return home from Iraq by the end of this year. After nearly nine years, the war in Iraq will end. According to the White House, “The war in Iraq came with tremendous cost. More than a million Americans served in Iraq, and nearly 4,500 gave their lives in service to the rest ... Read More »

Wondering How Your Caseload Compares to That of Other Case Managers?

New Caseload Capacity Calculator Free to NASW Members NASW is pleased to announce the launch of the Caseload Capacity Calculator (CLC). This software, developed by Consulting Management Innovators, Inc. (CMI), builds on the Caseload Concept Paper and Matrix published by NASW and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) in 2008 and on a 2011 survey of NASW members. From ... Read More »