Infectious Diseases

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Social workers play an integral part in our nation’s health care system, including supporting people during outbreaks such as the coronavirus. Social workers can inform their clients about how to lessen their risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus, while taking precautions to keep themselves safe.

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Persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS often experience a range of health problems, as well as economic, social and environmental barriers that can impact a person’s mental health and psychosocial wellness.

Social workers have the skills, opportunity, and commitment to engage clients in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment utilizing a comprehensive bio-psycho-social approach.

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The 2014 Ebola epidemic was the largest in world history. In response, NASW prepared resources to provide social workers information on the disease and how it is transmitted, along with behavioral health resources on the virus, and accounts and advice from social workers who have worked with people battling Ebola or who helped allay concerns about Ebola in the United States.

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