U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), John Barrasso (R-WY) and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) today reintroduced their bill to increase seniors’ access to behavioral health services. The Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2021 would ensure clinical social workers can provide their full range of services to Medicare beneficiaries and increase the Medicare program’s
We are very pleased with the success of President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris. We congratulate them on running a positive campaign and applaud the appreciative comment of Anne Hildago, the Mayor of Paris – “Welcome Back, America.- ”as illustrative of international support. It is time for healing our democracy and putting away mendacity, misogyny,
Under the twin cloaks of personal and opportunity equality, both enshrined in our Independence Declaration and our Constitution, the President of the United States is seeking to whitewash our history and institutionalize racism and sexism. His Executive Order to radically cripple diversity and equity training designed to promote racial and sexual equality extends to all
Join Fellow Ron Astor for a virtual Congressional Briefing: Bringing the Power of Social Work to Schools on Wednesday, September 23rd at 12 pm PT, discussing the de-policing of schools and addressing social needs. This event will be moderated by Dr. Charles E. Lewis, Jr., Founder and Director of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy
Three principal activities were identified for the Academy to advance fieldwork in response to the COVID-19 crisis, each of which will involve close collaboration with other organizations and entities, both within and outside of the field. These three activities are: The underlying concept is that these activities should operate in a mutually supportive manner, e.g.,
Policy of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) on the Right of All Americans to Potential Life Saving Vaccinations and Care In the current COVID-19 era, AASWSW has become very concerned with reports emanating from other national organizations about earlier federal discussions on withholding of potential life-saving vaccinations and
University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hick School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas recently appeared on NPR. Zayas was part of a panel discussing the effects of immigrant detention on children’s mental health. See the transcript here.
New York University professor and Fellow Vincent Guilamo-Ramos received an appointment from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to a committee on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases. As an expert on the committee, Guilamo-Ramos will provide recommendations for future policy and public health programs on the subject. Read more.