Health Policy & News

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC 2018 Report

United Nations

May 05, 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC has a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

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The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health 2018 Annual Report

Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health

May 05, 2019

NASW is an affiliate member of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, which raises awareness about the health impacts of climate change and advocates for policy solutions. Read about the coalition’s recent activities in the 2018 Annual Report.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day

Mar 07, 2019

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is observed on April 16th and it’s an initiative to encourage people to express their wishes regarding healthcare-- and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes. NHDD is not only about end-of-life care but is meant to help every individual have their healthcare wishes met.

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Opioid Crisis: Social Work Solutions

Social Work Advocates

Feb 15, 2019

The CDC has called the opioid crisis "a public health crisis with devastating consequences," stating that every day, more than 115 people in the United states die after overdosing on opioids.

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Support for Caregivers

NASW Social Work Talks podcast

Dec 18, 2018

Guest Santo D. Marabella, MBA, DSW, is an author, playwright, filmmaker, speaker and educator. He's the author of "The Lessons of Caring: Inspiration and Support for Caregivers." He talks about the lessons he's learned while caring for his aging parents, and how this book can help others in similar situations.

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Fourth National Climate Assessment

U.S. Global Change Research Program

Dec 09, 2018

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. A comprehensive assessment of the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States concluded that climate change exacerbates existing climate-sensitive health threats and creates new challenges, exposing more people in more places to hazardous weather and climate conditions.

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