Health Policy & News

Time to Step Up Efforts to Protect Children from Climate Change

Dr. Jerome Paulson

Sep 25, 2019

This American Academy of Pediatrics Voices Blog, authored by Dr. Jerome Paulson, brings attention to the harm that climate change has on the health of children.

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Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health

National Academy of Sciences

Sep 25, 2019

cover of reportHow can services that address social needs be integrated into clinical care? What kind of infrastructure will be needed to facilitate that integration? To begin answering such questions, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assembled an expert committee to examine the potential for integrating social care services into the delivery of health care with the ultimate goal of achieving better and more equitable health outcomes.

The resulting report, Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health, identifies and assesses current and emerging approaches and recommends ways to expand and optimize social care in the health care setting.

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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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