Social workers, like many health and behavioral health professionals, are concerned about the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on their well-being, the people to whom they provide services, their families, and others in the community.
Social workers are in a unique position to promote disease prevention efforts (including disseminating accurate information from trusted sources), and to help address anxiety and other concerns that are arising as a result of this public health crisis.
Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA
The open enrollment period to secure health insurance coverage for 2020 is Friday, November 1 to Sunday, December 15, 2019. Individuals looking for health insurance coverage options should be directed to www.healthcare.gov. Social workers have an important role in educating individuals about the benefits of health insurance and connecting them to coverage.
Federal initiatives are helping to support exiting service members and connect them to timely health resources.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
NASW is a proud sponsor of this report. Upstream social conditions help shape people’s health because they affect both the delivery and the outcomes of health care. It is therefore critical to take them into account to improve both primary prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic illness. The report highlights social work’s valuable contributions as specialists in providing social care and promoting health equity.
Climate change is affecting the way people live and contributing to physical and mental health conditions. Social workers can integrate knowledge about the environment into practice to help individuals understand and manage the health consequences of climate change.
NASW Clinical Team
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.
This publication uses Emile Durkheim’s theory of suicide to understand suicidal distress and to identify circumstances that create suicide potential in the elderly.
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