News Releases


Jun 26, 2015

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling today that clears the way for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. In a 5-4 majority opinion written by Justice Kennedy in Obergerfell v. Hodges, the court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires the states to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize lawfully licensed out-of-state marriages.

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Jun 26, 2015

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the disparate impact provision in the Fair Housing Act of 1968 is indeed constitutional and is a necessary tool for eliminating housing discrimination.

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Jun 25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 made a monumental decision on a challenge to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a 6-3 ruling, the Court dismissed the contention that providing subsidies to low-income persons to purchase health care through the ACA was not proper due to lack of specific authorization in the wording of the law.

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Jun 19, 2015

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) offers its condolences to the families and friends of the nine people who lost their lives in the June 17 mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

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Jun 08, 2015

The NASW today announced winners of the 2015 NASW Media Awards.

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May 15, 2015

NASW and the National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) have awarded 10 universities with scholarships under the Social Work HEALS: Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars program.

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May 15, 2015

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has announced that Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson is the recipient of the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award for her life-long devotion to the social work profession and the clients who social workers serve.

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May 15, 2015

he National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) has announced the recipient of its Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award is Roberta Dr. Rubin Greene professor emerita at the University of Texas-Austin. She is being recognized for her contributions to health and mental health practices, particularly for older adults.

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May 13, 2015

Today, NASWF Harold Lipton is recipient of its 2014 Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership role in hospital social work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Ohio and California.

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Apr 14, 2015

NASW has announced former Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is the recipient of its 2014 National Public Elected Official of the Year award for pushing education, health care and other legislation to improve the quality of life for all Americans.

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