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Social Work Perspective: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 09, 2020

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.


2020 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA

Oct 18, 2019

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 Social workers have an important role in educating individuals about the benefits of health insurance and connecting them to coverage.


Improving Transitions for U.S. Military Veterans

Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA

Oct 01, 2019

Federal initiatives are helping to support exiting service members and connect them to timely health resources.


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

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Sep 25, 2019

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 and Health: A Call to Social Workers

Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA

Jul 22, 2019

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.


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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Elder Suicide: Durkheim’s Vision

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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