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.
American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare
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.
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.
NASW News Release
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.
Registration in the Health Insurance Marketplace for coverage in 2018 must be completed from November 1, 2017 – December 15, 2017.
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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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