Health Policy & News

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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Study of 2016 Tips From Former Smokers® Campaign


Dec 06, 2018

National media campaigns are an important population-level strategy for reaching specific population groups who are experiencing tobacco-related disparities. Exposure to targeted Tips From Former Smokers® Campaign ads was associated with a greater likelihood of intentions to quit and quit attempts among smokers with mental health conditions.

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National Navigation Roundtable Report- Webinar on 12/14 at 2 PM ET

Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care

Dec 04, 2018

The National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) is a national collaborative of organizations, convened by the American Cancer Society, working together to advance patient navigation efforts. The National Navigation Roundtable met in late November in Washington, DC and on Friday, December 14th at 2 PM ET, a webinar and meeting summary will be offered.

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