Category Archives: Legislative

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

NASW-NYS Executive Director on The Social Workers Radio Talk Show

  NASW-NYS Executive Director Samantha Howell will be a guest on The Social Workers radio talk on Thursday, February 28, at 10AM. Tune into WCDB 90.9FM to hear Samantha speak to co-hosts Dr. Eric Hardiman and Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW, on why advocacy is a vital component of social work. Samantha will also be discussing about … Continue reading NASW-NYS Executive Director on The Social Workers Radio Talk Show

2019 LEAD Update: Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation

**Important update regarding the NYS DREAM Act/New LEAD Topic**  Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation (REAL)  As you may have heard, the NYS Legislature recently passed the José Peralta DREAM Act. We applaud the Legislature’s initiative in tackling a decade-long effort to ensure that undocumented persons have access to higher education and professional opportunities in New … Continue reading 2019 LEAD Update: Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation

PASSED: Governor Cuomo signs parity reporting bill

  PASSED! Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the parity reporting bill as Chapter 455 of the laws of 2018. We thank the Governor for holding insurers, health plans, and behavioral health management companies accountable to the federal and state MH/SUD parity laws, and ensuring all New Yorkers will receive the mental health and substance use treatment … Continue reading PASSED: Governor Cuomo signs parity reporting bill