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Social work is an integral component of the U.S. health care system. Social workers are present in settings across the health care continuum, providing services to individuals and families throughout the lifespan, and addressing the full range of bio-psychosocial issues that impact well-being. 

Social workers play a critical role in advocating for policies that reduce health disparities and improve access to health care, especially for vulnerable populations. Get tools, information, and resources to enhance social workers’ capacity to improve the health of patients, families and communities.

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NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines provide benchmarks for the services that social workers should provide, that employers should support, and that consumers should expect.

See NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines

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Join the Health Specialty Practice Section for practice-specific professional development opportunities, newsletters, continuing education credits and more.

Visit the Health Specialty Practice Section
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CE Tracker tells you exactly what you need to renew your social work license — including the amount and type of CEs you need and your renewal deadlines.

Learn about CE Tracker


NASW Research Library


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Find resources that support your social work practice, with unlimited access to online databases from research institutions, think tanks and advocacy organizations.

Visit the Research Library


MyNASW 


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MyNASW is the private online community where you can connect with peers, share knowledge and build your network.