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Tag Archives: policy

Age Out Loud During Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month 2017 logo

Posted May 5, 2017 NASW invites social workers to join and promote the celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). Established in 1963 and coordinated by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM celebrates the contributions older adults make to society. The theme for OAM 2017 is Age Out Loud. This theme emphasizes the ways in which older adults live with boldness ... Read More »

Older Americans Month 2016: Blaze a Trail

Posted May 5, 2016 Older Americans Month: A Time to Celebrate Each May, NASW joins organizations across the United States in celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM). Begun in 1963 and currently led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the observance acknowledges older adults’ contributions to society and raises awareness about issues facing older adults. The theme for OAM 2016 ... Read More »

Social Work HEALS program offers training in health care delivery

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Nearly 50 BSW and MSW students from across the country gathered for educational sessions on health care, leadership and advocacy activities on Capitol Hill as part of the Social Work Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars (Social Work HEALS) Student Policy Summit, which was hosted at NASW’s national office in November. NASW and the ... Read More »

Respite: Care for Caregivers

        November 25, 2015 NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Respite: Care for Caregivers, emphasizes that respite is essential to family caregiver well-being. Social workers play an integral role in helping family caregivers to access respite services. Use the materials listed below to enhance your outreach efforts and to highlight ... Read More »

White House releases The National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020

President Obama on July 30 signed an executive order launching The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the United States: Updated to 2020.   Building on the goals of the 2010 NHAS, the updated strategy is a set of priorities and strategic action steps tied to measurable outcomes for moving the nation forward in addressing the domestic HIV epidemic. President Obama noted, ... Read More »

White House Office of National AIDS Policy to host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Regional Forums

The U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is convening meetings with community members, service providers, and state and local health departments as part of a series of regional forums being held across the country to better inform the updated 2016-2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).   The forums each focus on a specific goal of the NHAS, with the next two ... Read More »

Program links social work policy practitioners, students

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Reading about social welfare policy from a textbook is one way to learn, but hearing about it from the people who actually do the work is an added benefit, say social work students. NASW, the Council on Social Work Education, the Coalition on Human Needs, and Sunny Harris Rome, a professor at the George ... Read More »

U.S. Reps say more public policy social workers needed

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Two members of Congress who are also social workers emphasized the need for more social workers in politics at a Public Policy Roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C., in December. U.S. Reps. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., spoke to social work leaders, including Angelo McClain, NASW CEO; and Darla Spence Coffey, president of ... Read More »

SWPI symposium focuses on racial equity

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW’s Social Work Policy Institute convened a two-day national think tank called “Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to Action” at the NASW national office in November. Sixty social work leaders, administrators and educators, as well as policymakers and racial-equity experts came together to discuss and examine the issue of racial equity. This ... Read More »

Social Work Policy Institute Releases Report from Veterans Policy Symposium

The FULL REPORT and ACTION BRIEF, summarizing the deliberations and recommendations  from the Enhancing the Well-Being of America’s Veterans and their Families: A Call to Action for a National Veterans Policy think tank are now available. The symposium that took place June 12 & 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The NASW Social Work Policy Institute in collaboration with supporting partner, ... Read More »