Social work is an integral component of the U.S. health care system. Social workers are present in settings across the health care continuum, providing services to individuals and families throughout the lifespan, and addressing the full range of bio-psychosocial issues that impact well-being. 

Social workers play a critical role in advocating for policies that reduce health disparities and improve access to health care, especially for vulnerable populations. Get tools, information, and resources to enhance social workers’ capacity to improve the health of patients, families and communities.

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Practice Standards & Guidelines

NASW standards provide benchmarks for the services that social workers should provide, that employers should support, and that consumers should expect.

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Health Specialty Practice Section

Join the Health Specialty Practice Section for practice-specific professional development opportunities, newsletters, continuing education credits and more.

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COVID-19 Resources

Social workers are essential during this pandemic.

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NASW Research Library

Find resources that support your social work practice.

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MyNASW is the member-only online community where you can connect with peers, share knowledge and build your network.

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