Health Practice Tools

Advocating for Social Workers

NASW Clinical Team

Apr 24, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions from NASW members is, “What is NASW doing to advocate for social workers?” In response to this popular question, the clinical team developed this advocacy booklet for members.

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PRACTICE ALERT- Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act: Texas v. Azar

Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA

Dec 19, 2018

In December 2018, a judgement was issued in a case regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and determined the ACA to be invalid. This ruling threatens health insurance access and consumer protections for millions of people. It is expected that the decision will be challenged and the ACA remains in effect as the case moves through the courts.

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Practice Alert- 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA

Oct 30, 2018

Open enrollment for health insurance coverage in 2019 begins on November 1st 2018 and goes through December 15th 2018 on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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8 Ethical Considerations for Working with People Affected by HIV/AIDS

NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review

Sep 16, 2018

These tips describe ethical considerations for social workers and provide guidance and resources to assist with promoting ethical practice when working with HIV/AIDS-affected people and communities.

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Practice Alert- Quitlines for Tobacco Cessation: A Compliment to Social Work

Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA

Sep 14, 2018

Social workers are well-suited to deliver tobacco cessation interventions and can offer quitlines as an additional resource to clients who use tobacco products. Quitlines are a free, accessible resource to help individuals achieve their goal to be smoke-free.

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An Overview of Physician Aid in Dying and the Role of Social Workers

Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA

Jun 01, 2018

When adopted at the state level, physician aid in dying (PAD) is a process that allows physicians to write a prescription for a terminally ill person to self-administer medication to end his or her life. Now legal in several states, it’s important for social workers to understand the PAD process and its legal, clinical, and ethical practice implications.

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