This interactive timeline features important events in NASW’s history. Use it to learn more about the impact NASW and its members have had on society and the profession since 1955. For example, NASW has worked to provide health care to the elderly through Medicare, secure voting rights for all Americans, and ensure equal rights for African Americans, women, the LGBT community and people from other marginalized groups.
The Association also helped improve the social work profession by developing the
NASW Code of Ethics, providing leadership and skills development for thousands of human service professionals, and organizing public education and other advocacy effort.