Category Archives: Legislative

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SUCCESS! Your voice was heard in the 2019-20 budget.

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.

Legislative Update: Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms

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

ACTION ALERT: Call Your Legislators and urge support for a 2.9% COLA increase for the...

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!

ACTION ALERT: Call the NYS Assembly and urge behavioral health insurance parity refor...

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!

ACTION ALERT: Help save the Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative from being cut...

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!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OVER 750 SOCIAL WORKERS UNITE AT THE CAPITOL TO CALL FOR RACIA...

Media Contact: Kania Ponto, MSW 518-463-4741 ext 22 kponto.naswnys@socialworkers.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OVER 750 SOCIAL WORKERS UNITE AT THE CAPITOL TO DEMAND RACIAL EQUITY IN NEW YORK STATE LAWS New bill seeks to minimize adverse impacts on minority communities (Tuesday, March 5, 2019, ALBANY, NY) – More than 750 social workers and social work students … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OVER 750 SOCIAL WORKERS UNITE AT THE CAPITOL TO CALL FOR RACIAL EQUITY IN NEW YORK STATE LAWS