Tag Archives: Social Workers

Planning for Medicaid Unwinding in 2023

By Carrie Dorn, MPA, LMSW, NASW Senior Practice Associate At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services first declared a 90-day public health emergency (PHE). The PHE declaration allowed flexibility in health care funding and regulations to respond to the pandemic. Since January 2020, the PHE has ... Read More »

NASW Member Voices: It is crucial Democratic Coalition that delivered Midterm Elections Successes Must Stay Intact for 2024

By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA The political climate approaching the 2022 Midterm Elections may very well be ranked with the years leading up to the Civil War as a period when the nation was facing the greatest threat to democracy. While that danger has by no means dissipated, it has certainly has been stalled by the Midterm Elections outcome. Predictions ... Read More »

Guest Blog: Biden Administration should eliminate, not expand, Title 42 to prevent further harm to migrant children

  By Hannah Liu Immigration and Immigrant Families team, Center for Law and Social Policy For more than two years, children and families fleeing danger have been turned away at the U.S.-Mexico border without a chance to seek asylum under a misguided policy called Title 42. Last week, the Biden Administration announced that it would be expanding the policy to include ... Read More »

NASW Member Voices: Will America be America Again?

By Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW I was browsing a free book on the Internet recently and the first line stopped me. It started with Amartya Sen’s quote, “A misconceived theory can kill.” Immediately, I thought about the amount of death that has pummeled the United States over the past few years. More than a million deaths from COVID-19 to date, ... Read More »

NASW Member Voices: White House Move to Decriminalize Marijuana at federal level should be followed by states

    By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA In a recent surprise announcement, President Biden informed the nation that he was taking two significant steps related to federal marijuana policy. In that announcement, he stated that his administration will pardon individuals who have been convicted in federal court of simple possession of marijuana. However, the vast majority of those arrested, convicted, ... Read More »

Watch the Interstate Licensing Compact Stakeholder July 26 Review Session

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), as part of an initiative to promote licensure portability for military spouses, in 2021 awarded a $500,000 grant for the development of an interstate licensure compact for social workers. The compact would give social workers to practice in two or more states, giving the profession much needed license mobility. The Council of State Governments (CSG) has ... Read More »

NASW Member Voices: Money in Politics Increasingly Benefits Wealthy, Special Interests

Voting and Money Influence

By Dr. Jessica Hare, BSW, MSW, DSW American Promise joined forces with the National Association of Social Workers and Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy on June 27, 2022 for a conversation on “The Power of Political Social Work.” Social workers witness how the influence of money in politics is shaping and reinforcing systems that increasingly benefit wealthy donors ... Read More »

Wave of LGBTQIA+ Bills Underscores Vital Role for Social Workers – Your Social Work Advocates June-July 2022 Issue Is Available Online

Cover of June-July 2022 Social Work Advocates Magazine

In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the latest issue of Social Work Advocates. Click here for the online PDF of the magazine. Top stories include: Human Rights Advocacy: Wave of LGBTQIA+ Bills Underscores Vital Role for Social Workers With the recent spate of anti-LGBTQIA+ bills introduced or passed in many states, NASW and social ... Read More »