Social work is an integral component of the U.S. health care system. Social workers are present in settings across the health care continuum, providing services to individuals and families throughout the lifespan, and addressing the full range of bio-psychosocial issues that impact well-being. Social workers play a critical role in advocating for policies that reduce health disparities and improve access to health care, especially for vulnerable populations. This page provides tools, information, and resources to enhance social workersâ€™ capacity to improve the health of patients, families and communities.
NASW Practice Perspectives are valuable members-only resources that provide insight on trends affecting social work practice.
The NASW Credentialing Center administers NASW Professional Social Work Credentials and NASW Advanced Practice Specialty Credentials.
View a list of credentials
The Health SPS provides NASW members with free Continuing Education credits and up-to-date information on practice issues and trends.