Category Archives: Legislative Alerts

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: 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!

ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Cuomo to Sign MH/SUD Parity Report Act (A.3694-C)

Contact Governor Cuomo TODAY as MH/SUD Parity Report Act (A.3694-C) Reaches Governor’s Desk Requiring Action by December 22 NASW-NYS is urging members to contact Governor Cuomo as he decides on whether to approve the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (MH/SUD) Parity Report Act (A.3694-C). Attention Social Workers: It is imperative that you call and/or email the … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Cuomo to Sign MH/SUD Parity Report Act (A.3694-C)

ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Cuomo TODAY and urge the Governor to sign the Mental H...

Contact Governor Cuomo  TODAY and urge the Governor to sign the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Report Act into Law! Letters and emails are needed to sign the NYS S.1156-C/A.3694-C into Law! As previously reported, thanks in large part to NASW-NYS and more than twenty other statewide organizations lending support, the Senate and … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Cuomo TODAY and urge the Governor to sign the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Report Act into Law!

ACTION ALERT: Calls Needed for Full Implementation of Mental Health & Substance...

Call Your Legislators and Leadership TODAY to Express Support & Urge a Vote on Legislation Requiring Insurers and Health Plans To Submit Key Compliance Data with Federal and State Parity Laws. Calls and emails are needed for full implementation of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Laws! With only a handful of days left in the … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Calls Needed for Full Implementation of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Laws!

NASW-NYS Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

The National Association of Social Workers – New York State Chapter (NASW-NYS) offers its heartfelt condolences to the students, faculty, and families of the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. We share your loss and grief at the senseless tragedy. Once again, our nation is grieving over the deaths of innocent people in … Continue reading NASW-NYS Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting