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Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act of 2023 Introduced

H.R. 3073/S. 1452, the bipartisan Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act of 2023 (CMWRA), is a landmark bill that will fund community-led initiatives that use a public health approach to prevent and heal mental health problems caused by toxic stresses, emergencies, and disasters. A Congressional briefing was held on July 20, 2023, to explain why CMWRA is urgently needed, what it will do, and how it will benefit communities nationwide.

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NASW Members who attended NASW's 2023 Advocacy Day

NASW Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Nearly 100 social workers from 44 states and two U.S. territories attended 143 meetings with Congressional offices in the U.S. House and Senate on June 28, 2023

Read about their advocacy work on behalf of social workers and those they serve

Pioneers at 2023 event

Social Work Pioneers Learn about New Challenges and Community Building

The 2023 NASW Social Work Pioneers program honored members who contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the social work profession.

Learn more about the Pioneer program and the social workers who transformed our profession.

Sarah Butts in front of the Capitol

How NASW Advocates for the Profession

Learn how NASW advocates for social work