NASW News Releases

Entries for 2009

Nov 17, 2009

The U.S. military and organizations that offer mental health care to veterans have made tremendous strides over the years in how they recognize and treat mental stress during times of war.

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Nov 16, 2009

NASW co-sponsored a UNAIDS forum in Washington in September that highlighted the needs of marginalized populations associated with HIV, particularly men who have sex with men and other sexual minorities.

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Nov 15, 2009

Efforts to attach the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 795, S. 686) to health care reform legislation were under way this fall by U.S. Rep. Edolphus "Ed" Towns, D-N.Y., lead sponsor of the House bill who is also a social worker.

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Nov 14, 2009

NASW has developed a new Web site that will allow social workers and the public to critique and improve the way social workers are portrayed in the news media and the entertainment industries.

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Nov 13, 2009

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has incorporated NASW comments into its review of efforts by the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense to inform wounded servicemembers of Social Security disability benefits.

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Nov 12, 2009

Topics: Need More on Health Care, Inappropriate Column, and Beckwith Deserves Honor.

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Nov 11, 2009

Despite an acknowledgement that mental health issues exist among the deaf and hard of hearing, many social workers are unaware of the extent to which they must accommodate these clientele, said NASW Associate Counsel Sherri Morgan.

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Nov 10, 2009

NASW Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark attended a September White House meeting hosted by first lady Michelle Obama, who explained the need for health care reform on behalf of women and families.

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Nov 09, 2009

A 2008 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found the rate of illicit drug use holding steady, but noted a decline in prescription drug misuse and methamphetamine use.

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Nov 08, 2009

NASW co-sponsored a U.S. Senate briefing that focused on the potential cost savings of reducing disparities in health outcomes in any health care reform legislation.

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