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Comments Requested From Clinical Social Workers On Elder Maltreatment Quality Measures

CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE UPDATE Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate March 2008 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (QI) to develop quality measures to improve the quality of health care services delivered to Medicare patients. Through QI, over seven measures have been developed for use by clinical social ... Read More »

Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act – H.R. 5447

Dear Colleague, Over the years, NASW has asked you to speak out on behalf of many causes and issues. You have always risen to the occasion. Significant strides have been made in areas such as children’s health care, employment nondiscrimination, and fair pay legislation. Your advocacy has resulted in the enhanced mental health, social and psychosocial functioning of clients across ... Read More »

Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act – H.R. 5447

Dear Colleague, Over the years, NASW has asked you to speak out on behalf of many causes and issues. You have always risen to the occasion. Significant strides have been made in areas such as children’s health care, employment nondiscrimination, and fair pay legislation. Your advocacy has resulted in the enhanced mental health, social and psychosocial functioning of clients across ... Read More »

Statement of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Clark in Support of H.R. 5447, “The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act”

Washington, D.C. – February 14, 2008 – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the introduction today of H.R. 5447, the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act by Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT). This is a significant initiative which, if enacted, will enable the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers ... Read More »

Social Workers Support First Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in collaboration with other national, state and community organizations, supports the first annual National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2008. National Healthcare Decisions Day is designated to encourage advance care planning for all adults. In support of National Health Care Decisions Day, NASW Executive Director Elizabeth Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH will be ... Read More »

Social Work Safety – Diruhi Mattain

The safety of social workers across the country is brought to the attention of the public when a social worker is killed in the line of duty. This is an issue of great importance to the National Association of Social Workers and its 56 chapters every day. The recent tragedy of the murder of a social worker in Massachusetts brings ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates Jane Addams Day

Social Justice Pioneer and Progressive Era Advocate RememberedWashington, D.C. –The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is proud to celebrate Jane Addams Day today, December 10, 2007. This anniversary showcases the achievements of the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and a leader of the 19th and 20th century progressive movement in the United States. Jane ... Read More »

We need more social workers, not less

In October, Brigham Young University announced that it would discontinue its undergraduate social work program. Students, social workers and the NASW Utah Chapter disagree with this decision. Read here from the Salt Lake Tribune about this decision and student protests to the decision. In a letter the NASW Utah Chapter wrote to the president of BYU, Cecil Samuelson, they stated ... Read More »

Media Placements Gain Attention for Social Work

National Placements Where do many women go when they need information about how to handle life and all that it throws at them? Their favorite magazine, of course! In an effort to reach out to sandwich generation women, the PE Campaign placed advertising in high profile women’s magazines — magazines where women turn to help them juggle their priorities. In ... Read More »