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Mar 15, 2010

Today, U.S. Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (NY-10), with the support of other professional Social Workers in Congress and national organization leaders, launched a Congressional Social Work Caucus and reintroduced the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (SWRA).

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Mar 03, 2010

NASW is pleased to name Harold House as the 2009 Public Citizen of the Year for his vigorous advocacy on behalf of incarcerated juveniles with mental health disabilities.

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Mar 03, 2010

NASW is pleased to name S. Megan Berthold, LCSW, Ph.D., the 2009 Social Worker of the Year. Dr. Berthold is a dedicated therapist, providing service to refugee survivors of torture from around the world.

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Mar 03, 2010

Dr. Height is a renowned civil rights leader and has been a vital force in the struggle for human rights and equality.

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Mar 03, 2010

NASW is pleased to name Massachusetts State Representative Ruth Balser the 2009 Public Elected Official of the Year, honoring her dedication to social justice, health care, education and mental health issues.

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Mar 01, 2010

The first Social Work FilmFest to highlight films by and about social workers will be held March 4 in Washington, D.C. at Gallaudet University's Kellogg Conference Center.

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Dec 10, 2009

NASW today announced its support of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. NASW, representing nearly 150,000 social workers nationwide, strongly supports this historic legislation and urges the Senate to pass health care reform for Americans now. If passed, differences with a separate House version of health reform legislation will still need to be resolved.

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Nov 16, 2009

Prominent social work researchers met at the National Association of Social Workers today to examine how the social work profession might best contribute to expanding comparative effectiveness research (CER) for health and psychosocial services. The goal is to develop a profession-wide action agenda that addresses areas of enhanced social work research, researcher training, interdisciplinary collaborations, research-to-practice connections and communication efforts.

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Jun 12, 2009

NASW applauds President Obama’s historic nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  We appreciate Judge Sotomayor’s distinguished judicial record, highlighted by her respect for human dignity and the needs of all Americans. 

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Mar 27, 2009

The goal of S. 686 is to ensure access to a range of critical social work services provided in hospitals, schools, clinics, agencies, the military, and in private businesses.   The bill is named in part for Dr. Dorothy I. Height, one of the key architects of the civil rights movement and a distinguished social work pioneer.

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