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NASW attends first pain care policy congress

Opioid epidemic and drug abuse concept

By Paul R. Pace, News staff A key step in implementing solutions for the opioid overdose epidemic was reached in San Diego in October where days later the opioid crisis was officially declared a national public health emergency. Seventy representatives from more than 50 organizations, including NASW, gathered in California for the first ever Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress during ... Read More »

Striving for Integrative Pain Care: Pain Awareness Month 2017

Partners for Understanding Pain logo

Posted October 17, 2017  As a member of the consortium Partners for Understanding Pain, NASW observed Pain Awareness Month in September. Although the observance has ended, NASW encourages social workers to educate their colleagues and clients about resources to prevent and address pain—and to advocate for comprehensive, integrative pain care—throughout the year. Many people associate pain with advanced illness and ... Read More »

Pain Awareness Month 2016

Posted September 22, 2016 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have identified pain as a significant public health challenge that affects tens of millions of people in the United States every year (Institute of Medicine, 2011). Pain Awareness Month, which NASW observes this September, offers social workers an opportunity to educate both colleagues and clients about pain—and to ... Read More »

NASW Endorses National Report Advocating For Care Of Chronic Pain

Recommendations Include Social Work Training and Mental Health Parity In November 2009, a panel of experts released a report calling for increased interdisciplinary training on pain care and other systemic reforms to improve treatment of chronic pain throughout the United States. The panel was convened by the Mayday Fund, a family foundation dedicated to reducing human suffering caused by pain. ... Read More »