Clinical Social Work Policy & News

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Susan Ross

May 16, 2019

This is an opportunity to bring awareness to those suffering from mental illness, and the importance of physical health on mental health.

Suicide Rates on the Rise

Social Work Advocates

Oct 15, 2018

Suicide rates are rising in nearly every state in America. Many of these deaths are preventable if everyone from family to friends to health-care providers asks the right questions, uses the right language, and helps them get the right care.

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Jul 16, 2018

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month HHS Office of Minority Health has many resources to help address the mental health needs of minority communities. Racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services, less likely to use community mental health services, more likely to use emergency departments, and more likely to receive lower quality care. Poor mental health care access and quality contribute to poor mental health outcomes, including suicide, among racial and ethnic minority populations.

Read More ...

Medicare Reimbursement: Improve Medicare Beneficiaries' Access to Clinical Social Work Services

NASW Issue Brief

Apr 16, 2018

Clinical social workers are the largest group of mental health services providers in the United States and are recognized by federal law as one of five core mental health professions. NASW urges Representatives and Senators to cosponsor and support the Improving Access to Mental Health Act to enhance Medicare beneficiaries’ access to mental health services.

Read More ...

NASW urges Congress to create paid family, medical leave insurance program

NASW News Release

Nov 07, 2017

During National Family Caregivers Month in November, NASW joins the nation's leading researchers on aging, work and family issues to send a first-of-its-kind letter to Congress urging lawmakers to address the rapidly growing demand for care.

Read More ...

NASW Supports President Trumps Declaration of Opioid Epidemic as a Public Health Crisis

NASW News Release

Oct 31, 2017

President Trump on Oct. 26 officially declared that the opioid crisis engulfing the United States to be a public health crisis. This act followed a recommendation from the June 2017 interim report from President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which strongly recommended that the opioid crisis be declared an emergency.

Read More ...
Page 1  of  1 First Previous [1] Next Last
headshot portraits of diverse smiling people


MyNASW is the online community for NASW members where you can share knowledge and build your network.

Visit MyNASW

woman reads on a tablet


Sign up for this free e-newsletter for a daily round-up of the top media stories affecting the social work profession. 

Sign up for SmartBrief

smiling woman reads a magazine

Social Work Advocates

This bi-monthly magazine is the association's flagship publication.

Read the latest issue

colorful graphic of people standing in a row

Social Work Talks Podcast

Hear experts explore topics that social workers care about. 

Listen and subscribe