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NASW strongly opposes legislation to repeal Affordable Care Act

2017 | NASW

NASW released a statement in opposition to the American Health Care Act that the U.S. House narrowly passed on May 4, 2017. NASW now must its attention to the Senate to make sure they maintain key protections of the Affordable Care Act and improve it.

NASW has issued a statement urging Congress to oppose the American Health Care Act

2017 | NASW

NASW strongly urges members of the House of Representatives to oppose the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it is currently written. The association statement also contains actions social workers can take to oppose the bill and resources.

NASW joins the newly created Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health as an affiliate

2017 | NASW

the public and policymakers about the harmful effect of climate change on Americans and the health benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The group’s new report, Medical Alert! Climate Change is Harming Our Health is available at:

Social Work Organizations Oppose Repeal of Affordable Care Act

2017 | NASW

NASW and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC) issued a joint statement on February 13th to oppose efforts to repeal or change key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Significant gains that have been made in health insurance coverage, health care access and opportunities for health care social workers should not be undone.

Advocacy Alerts

2017 | NASW

Alert to Members regarding the Affordable Care Act.

ACA summit highlights new opportunities for social work

2014 | NASW

NASW members made up more than half of the attendees at the Social Work and Affordable Care Act Summit, held Feb. 7 in Chicago.

Uniting with schools of social work to advance the Medicaid expansion

2013 | NASW

NASW, together with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC), sent a joint letter to over 300 program chairs in social work programs around the country, encouraging them to engage their students, faculty and alumni to advocate for the Medicaid expansion in their states. The letter urges social work programs to advocate for expansion of Medicaid, in order to provide healthcare for millions of low-income uninsured adults and families.

Third Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

2013 | NASW

Saturday, March 23rd is the three year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act. Since 2010, the ACA has provided millions of Americans with greater consumer protections, with expanded coverage, and with more value for their health care dollars.

Wondering How Your Caseload Compares to That of Other Case Managers?

2011 | NASW

NASW is pleased to announce the launch of the Caseload Capacity Calculator (CLC).

NASW Submits Comments on State Health Insurance Exchanges – An Essential Feature of the 2010 Affordable Care Act

2011 | NASW

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) stipulates that by 2014, each state will have an “exchange,” a health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses.

Joint Commission Launches Palliative Care Certification Program

2011 | NASW

The Joint Commission recently launched the Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care.

NASW Comments on ACOs: Professional Social Workers Essential to Patient-Centered, Coordinated Health Care

2011 | NASW

The 2010 Affordable Care Act created a new category of health care provider – the accountable care organization (ACO).

NASW Applauds Efforts to Curb Smoking with FDA Tobacco Warnings

2011 | NASW

In a press conference today, the White House announced that beginning in 2012, the FDA will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States.

NASW Advocates for Change as Member of Hospice And Palliative Care Coalition

2011 | NASW

InCoalition provides national leadership to assure a range of service options for patients & families affected by serious or life-limiting illnesses

Professional Development

NASW Credentialing Center

The NASW Credentialing Center administers NASW Professional Social Work Credentials and NASW Advanced Practice Specialty Credentials.
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Health Specialty Practice Section

The Health SPS provides NASW members with free Continuing Education credits and up-to-date information on practice issues and trends.
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