New York lawmakers are nearing agreement on a $2 billion fund that would provide assistance to jobless workers who were excluded from unemployment benefits during the pandemic, including undocumented immigrants. As activists hold hunger strikes and march for the excluded workers fund, several suburban lawmakers continue to express concern that the effort goes too far even … Continue reading BSW Student Representative Evelyn Lopez-Rodriguez, Advocates for Undocumented Workers During COVID-19
SUCCESS! YOUR VOICE WAS HEARD! NASW-NYS is thrilled to share the following legislative accomplishments with our members: Thanks in large part to your grassroots advocacy, the NASW-NYS Chapter’s Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative was included in the final budget. As a result, we can continue our vital work supporting New York’s veterans! In addition, through a partnership between … Continue reading LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SUCCESS! Your voice was heard in the 2019-20 budget.
As we near the end of budget negotiations, NASW-NYS would like to share the following important updates related to the latest budget bill (Health and Mental Hygiene), as it relates to our profession. Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms Collective efforts by social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other community advocates have resulted in a final Health … Continue reading Legislative Update: Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms
This action alert has been updated on Monday, March 25, 2019. Call Your Senator & Assembly Member Today: Urge Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms & 2.9% Human Services COLA Be Included in Final 2019-20 Budget With only one week to go until a state budget is due to be adopted, NYSPA members are urged … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Call Your Legislators and urge support for a 2.9% COLA increase for the Human Services Workforce!
URGENT: Call Your Assemblymember and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie TODAY and urge Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms Be Adopted as Part of 2019-2020 Budget! With only a little over a week left until a state budget is due to be passed by the Legislature, it is imperative you call your Assembly Member and Assembly Speaker Heastie … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Call the NYS Assembly and urge behavioral health insurance parity reforms be included in the budget!
Dear NASW-NYS Members, We need your help! As you may know, NASW-NYS has been a part of the Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative (VMHTI) for nearly a decade but, this year, our funding is on the chopping block! This program allows us to provide webinars and in-person trainings specific to working with veteran populations, an ever-growing … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Help save the Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative from being cut from the state budget!