INCREASE NURSING HOME SOCIAL WORK SERVICES

SOCIAL WORK LEGISLATIVE ALERT INCREASE NURSING HOME SOCIAL WORK SERVICES SUPPORT S.B. 1030: AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES The pandemic hit nursing home residents especially hard. From this experience the CT Legislature has drafted legislation to address problems within nursing homes. The bill includes lowering the bed to social worker ratio that is now […]

NASW/CT and the CT Alliance of School Social Workers, a network of NASW/CT calls upon the State Department of Education (SDE) to allocate a portion of the American Rescue Plan funds to expansion of school social work services. To read the comments sent to click on the headline.

Comments on the Connecticut State Department of Education Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund May 21, 2021 On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter, representing over 2,400 members, and the Connecticut Alliance of School Social Workers, we submit these comments on the American Rescue […]

MEDICAID HUSKY LEGISLATIVE ALERTTELL YOUR LEGISLATORS TO EXPAND HUSKY COVERAGE NASW/CT joins with other health care advocates in calling on the Legislature to increase eligibility for HUSKY coverage to 200% of the federal poverty level.

Here are the requests we ask you to tell your state legislators to support.  Restore eligibility limits for parents under HUSKY A to 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL) After cuts in 2015, more than 11,200 parents lost coverage. Now, parents are eligible up to $35,100/year or $16/hour for a household of 3 with […]

TELEHEALTH ACTION ALERT TELL YOUR SENATOR THAT IT IS TIME TO PASS THE TELEHEALTH BILL

 You are receiving this Alert because your state senator is a leader in the state senate and as such has the influence to call a vote on Senate Bill 1022: An Act Concerning Telehealth. This is the bill that will make the current telehealth provisions in the Governor’s executive order PERMANENT. The bill is currently […]

NASW/CT sends letter to State Senate leadership calling on them to bring the Telehealth bill to a vote.

Click on the headline to read the letter. April 26, 2021 Senator Martin LooneySenator Bob DuffSenator Kevin KellySenator Paul FormicaSenator Matt LesserSenator Tony Hwang Dear Senators, On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,400 members I write to urge you to expedite passage of S.B. 1022: AAC Telehealth. S.B. […]

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 […]

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 […]

NASW/CT has submitted testimony to the Governor’s Nursing Home and Assisted Living Oversight Work Group

NASW/CT has submitted testimony to the Governor’s Nursing Home and Assisted Living Oversight Work Group calling for a dramatic reduction in the nursing home beds to social worker ratio in nursing homes. Currently, nursing homes can have 1 social worker for 120 beds. The Oversight Group was formed in response to the tragedy of Covid-19 […]

NASW/CT Calls for Police to Add Social Workers

NASW/CT has issued a paper on utilization of social workers by police that covers both 911 calls and officer wellness. The paper was sent to all police chiefs in Connecticut in response to the Police Accountability Bill that requires police departments to study utilization of social workers. The paper was distributed by the CT Police […]

Mental Health Professions in Connecticut unite in calling for telehealth to be made permanent with pay equity. In an excellent letter to the Governor, key Commissioners and Legislative leaders NASW/CT joined with other mental health providers to make a strong case for telehealth and fair payment.

June 22, 2020 The Honorable Joe AresimowiczSpeaker of the House of Representatives The Honorable Matt RitterHouse Majority Leader The Honorable Themis KlaridesHouse Minority Leader The Honorable Martin LooneySenate President Pro Tempore The Honorable Bob DuffSenate Majority Leader The Honorable Len FasanoSenate Minority Leader Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Office Building210 Capitol AvenueHartford, CT 06106 Sent via […]