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New HHS Opioid Website Launched

Jan 10, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new website offering resources and links to services to address the opioid epidemic. The website provides information on prevention, treatment, recovery and information about the epidemic.

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The Grand Challenges for Social Work in Health Care

American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare

Dec 06, 2017

The Grand Challenges for Social Work represent a dynamic social agenda to help create a more just society. More than 60 million Americans have inadequate access to basic health care while also enduring the effects of discrimination, poverty, and dangerous environments that accelerate higher rates of illness. Innovative and evidence-based social strategies can improve health care and lead to broad gains in the health of our entire society.

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Bad Cuts in Medicare Savings Plan

Hartford Courant

Nov 14, 2017

Michael Marshall, member of the Committee on Aging of the NASW Connecticut Chapter, wrote this letter to the editor of his local paper expressing his concern for 70,000-plus low-income Connecticut senior and disabled residents whose health insurance benefits are being drastically cut as a result of the newly passed state budget.

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NASW supports President Trump's declaration of opioid epidemic as 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 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.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment for Coverage in 2018

Healthcare.gov

Oct 10, 2017

Registration in the Health Insurance Marketplace for coverage in 2018 must be completed from November 1, 2017 – December 15, 2017.

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Hospice Compare Website

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Sep 13, 2017

Hospice Compare reports information on hospices across the United States and allows patients, family members, and health care providers to get a snapshot of the quality of care each hospice provides.

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