68,000 About to Lose Health Coverage

ATTENTION HEALTHCARE CRISIS UNFOLDING IN CONNECTICUT!   Over 68,0000 seniors and disabled constituents of Connecticut are set to be cut from the Medicare Savings Programs effective on January 1, 2018! The Medicare Savings Program makes Medicaid the supplemental coverage for Medicare covering the cost of Medicare Part B premiums for low income Medicare recipients. It also […]

NASW Issues Statement in Support of Introduction of International Violence Against Women’s Act

NASW has issued a statement to welcome the introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in the Senate. Along with other members of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally NASW urges Congress pass this legislation quickly. You are free to share the statement with your members, constituents and local media. You […]

“NASW Releases Statement on Church Shooting in Texas, Calling for Sensible Gun Laws and Declaring a Public Health Emergency”

NASW today released a statement on the mass shooting Sunday at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas. The statement repeats our call for sensible gun control laws, including curbs on assault-style weapons, and for mass shootings to be declared a public health emergency. The NASW Texas chapter released its statement on Monday: The […]

NASW Statement on Preventing, Ending Culture of Sexual Harassment and Violence

The United States over the past few weeks has been engaged in a national discussion stemming from accusations about sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. Based on reports, these acts involved egregious disregard of the human rights and dignity of women. The national outcry spoke to the fact that sexual abuse—in all forms—is an […]

NASW Renews Call for Gun Violence to be Declared a National Public Health Emergency

Action would enable funding, develop policies to prevent gun injuries, fatalities Here is the link to the statement:  NASW Statement

NASW calls Trumps decision on DACA cruel, unwise and unjustified

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly opposes President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and will work with allied organizations and Congress to continue protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. President Trump’s decision to revoke DACA dismays […]

Contacting Texas Chapter to Help with Relief

Below is information on how to help, we are as a chapter, not directly organizing efforts statewide but directing folks to resources.  Also you can check on the Facebook pages for Houston, Gulf Coast, Southeast Texas for local efforts and needs.  The Governor has temporarily suspended the need for a Texas license if you are […]

In Aftermath of Charlottesville Violence, NASW Urges President Trump Show Leadership by Condemning White Supremacy in All Forms

NASW STATEMENT: The white supremacist rallies and resultant violence in Charlottesville, VA on August 12 were a blight on American values and unacceptable. In the aftermath of this tragedy the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) calls on President Donald Trump to show leadership by naming and condemning white supremacy in all its forms. NASW also offers […]

Dept. Social Services to Reduce the Reimbursement Rate by 10%

DSS has proposed reducing the reimbursement rates for primary care providers by 10%. NASW/CT submitted testimony opposing the reduction. NASW/CT is concerned that any reduction in reimbursement rates will reduce the number of primary care providers willing to accept Medicaid and that such a reduction will lead to less access to providers and increased utilization […]

Urgent Message on State Budget

We need help to prevent cuts to programs for low income people. Our lobbyist received a call from someone very involved in the budget negotiations. They said they are being asked to cut another $100-$150 million from the budget and others in the negotiations are looking to cut programs that serve the poor such as […]