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Virtual Advocacy Day

Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day, July 22, 2021
Training for Advocacy Day, July 13

Join us virtually July 22 to help advance legislation that will strengthen the social work profession and our clients. You’ll meet your congressional delegation to tell them your professional and personal experiences as a social worker in your community and as a constituent.

NASW will schedule and prepare you for your meetings. On July 13, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET, NASW will hold a virtual briefing for participants on the event, which will include talking points and more detailed materials on NASW’s priorities (briefing will be recorded and available for viewing if you are unable to attend in person on July 13). Among the legislation that you can help advance July 22 is the Improving Access to Mental Health Act (S. 870/H.R. 2035), which will increase Medicare reimbursement rates for clinical social workers (CSWs), increase access to mental health services for residents of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and increase supports for Medicare beneficiaries coping with physical health conditions.

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