Institutional racism persists in the United States, affecting many people in communities of color. While nobody has all of the answers, the social work profession has been working to achieve equality and healing.
For more than 100 years, the need for social workers in health care has
been recognized as critical to the care and well-being of patients,
their families and communities. The diseases are different
now, but the need is just as important.
NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: "We can’t forget that we are a profession of hope, possibility and reinvention."
Organizational competence—the combination of required skills, necessary
information, appropriate performance measures, and the right
organizational culture for mission fulfillment and sustainability—is one
of six important focal points of NASW’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.