Governor Lamont CT Health Horizons Program

The State of CT has initiated a new program, to attract increased enrollment in MSW programs and nursing schools. The CT Health Horizons program will utilize $35 million to expand opportunities for students, with an emphasis on equity, to attain their MSW or nursing degree. NASW/CT applauds the Lamont administration for starting program. We also […]

2022 Legislative Successes

The CT Chapter is pleased to announce that the 2022 Legislative Session was the most impactful session in memory for social work practice. To read the list of accomplishments, click on the headline above.

NASW/CT has issued a comparison of state licensing fees that documents that Connecticut’s licensed social workers are paying the highest licensure fees in the nation.

The report compared the fees in all states and the District of Columbia based on the annualized costs for licensure. The report also notes that Connecticut is only one of six states to renew licenses annually, with forty states being biennial and four states triennial. The report is an eye opener as to how much […]

Recommendations on Children’s Mental Health

As the Legislative Session starts on February 9th NASW/CT has issued 17 recommendations related to Children’s Mental Health and Workplace Issues. The Legislature is expected to make a major push to address the crisis in children’s mental health. NASW/CT’s recommendations are being widely distributed to state policy makers. To read the 17 recommendations click on […]

Comments on OHS “Roadmap for Strengthening and Sustaining Primary Care”

On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,300 members we submit the following comments in opposition to the proposed “Roadmap for Strengthening and Sustaining Primary Care”. NASW/CT endorses the comments submitted by the CT Health Policy Project and we have signed onto prior letters of opposition from health care […]

NASW/CT has issued a comprehensive statement on the crisis in children’s mental health.

The paper includes 12 recommendations to address the current tsunami in mental health needs and the long-term effects of the pandemic on Connecticut’s children and families. This paper is being widely distributed to legislative leaders, executive branch offices and advocates. To read the statement and recommendations listed at the end click here. To read just […]

NASW/CT Opposes Hartford Healthcare

NASW/CT submitted testimony on November 10th in opposition to Hartford Healthcare’s closing of the maternity ward at Windham Hospital. A hearing was held by the CT Office of Healthcare Strategies to determine if Hartford Healthcare can continue its elimination of in-patient obstetrics  services. There was significant turnout at the hearing in opposition to the closure. […]

A Summary Report of Municipal Responses to Section 18 of Public Act 20-1: An Act Concerning Police Accountability

NASW/CT has issued a Report on the findings from local police departments on their interests in utilization of social workers for police calls. A Summary Report of Municipal Responses to Section 18 of Public Act 20-1: An Act Concerning Police Accountability reviews 42 police departments reports on utilization of social workers, spells out the key […]

NASW/CT LEGISLATIVE ALERT SUPPORT A PUBLIC OPTION AND EXPANSION OF HEATLH CARE COVERAGE Senate Bill 842: An Act Concerning Health Insurance and Health Care in CT

 The insurance industry does not want competition. We can override their opposition this year! Here is what the bill does. ·      Offers small businesses and non-profits affordable options for comprehensive health care insurance.·      Expands HUSKY A Parents Medicaid coverage to 201% of the federal poverty level.·      Provides a system to allow health coverage for undocumented immigrants.·      Subsidies for some people to […]

NASW/CT LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT ASK HOUSE MEMBERS TO VOTE YES FOR S.B. 1AN ACT EQUALIZING COMPREHENSIVE ACCESS TO MENTAL, BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH CARE IN RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC.

Senate Bill 1 is an omnibus mental health and health bill that addresses a wide range of concerns brought on by or exasperated by the pandemic. The bill has passed the state senate and now in the state house. We urge all members to contact your state representative and ask them to VOTE YES on […]