NASW, CSWE, ASWB and CSWA release new Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice

The new Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice were released today after two years of work by NASW, the Council on Social Work Education, The Association of Social Work Boards and the Clinical Social Work Association. Take time to read the standards and this brief Q&A on the standards on NASW’s Social Work Blog. […]

Join NASW to urge Senate not pass legislation to repeal major portions of Affordable Care Act

The Senate is poised to consider health care legislation before the July 4th Congressional Recess, which will repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act. Like the House-passed American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), the Senate version, being drafted behind closed doors, expects to undermine vital protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, eliminate essential health […]

An Act Concerning Participating Provider Directories

One of the bills passed at the end of the legislative session was An Act Concerning Participating Provider Directories and Providers Accepting New Patients on an Outpatient Services Basis. The bill will require that each health care carrier disclose whether a health care provider listed in the carrier’s participating provider directory is accepting new patients […]

NASW Statement on Full Budget Request from President Trump

NASW has responded to President Trump’s budget proposal. NASW states that the President’s budget proposal will “shred the nation’s social safety net”. To read the full statement click here http://bit.ly/2rIdLXN

NASW Released

NASW released a statement in opposition to the American Health Care Act that the U.S. House narrowly passed this afternoon. NASW now must its attention to the Senate, urging them to strip provisions from this bill that hurt vulnerable citizens. Here is our full statement. Feel free to share it with members and constituents: http://bit.ly/2pLQtRw

NASW opposes the American Health Care Act introduced by the Republican House members.

NASW opposes the American Health Care Act introduced by the Republican House members. This bill would largely gut the Affordable Care Act, cause millions to lose health insurance, increases the cost of health care for many Americans,  threatens the Medicaid expansion and is a tax give away to the wealthiest households. We encourage members to […]

The National Association of Social Workers and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care have released a joint statement opposing repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) transformed our health care system and extended health insurance coverage to over 20 million individuals.  Steps are in place to undo the progress we have made.  The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC) oppose […]

Clinical Social Workers Network – Town Hall Meeting – Trump Administration

The NASW/CT Clinical Social Workers Network held a Town Hall Meeting on the topic of the Trump Administration and the Social Work Response. Held at Sacred Heart University several days after President Trump was inaugurated  and attended by approximately 50 social workers and social work students, this panel discussion followed by a dialogue spoke to […]

NASW withholds support of Senate confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to be next secretary of Housing and Urban Development

NASW has issued a statement on our decision to withhold support of the Senate confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to become the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  The statement is available here.    

Opposition to the Senate Confirmation of Representative Tom Price

NASW has issued a statement in opposition to the Senate confirmation of Representative Tom Price (R-GA) as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Click here to read the statement.