Category Archives: Legislative

NASW on amicus brief before U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn Texas abortion law

NASW on amicus brief before U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn Texas abortion law The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on Oct. 27, 2021 and 10 other civil rights organizations joined in an amicus brief led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in the Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson case filed in the … Continue reading NASW on amicus brief before U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn Texas abortion law

NASW Submits Comments for Information on Medicaid & CHIP Access to Coverage

National Office submitted comments in response to the CMS Request for Information on Medicaid & CHIP Access to Coverage. To read the comments, click here.   

NASW Action Alert: Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the School Social Worker...

NASW Action Alert: Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act Click here to advocate now! Social workers have long been an essential workforce in our nation’s preK-12 schools, providing a broad range of services aimed at helping students succeed in school and life. They help students, families and … Continue reading NASW Action Alert: Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act

BSW Student Representative Evelyn Lopez-Rodriguez, Advocates for Undocumented Workers...

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

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