At the NYS Chapter, we are also doing our part to equip social workers with the information they to engage their clients and communities from populations with lower vaccination rates. We encourage you to bookmark this page to use these resources in the future.
In 2021 organizations like the Hispanic Federation, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, New York Immigration Coalition, Asian American Federation, Charles B. Wang Community Center, and APICHA Community Health Center received part of a $15 million effort to decrease vaccine hesitancy. Click here to learn more.
The New York Vaccine Literacy Campaign at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy recently worked with Health Leads to produce a three-part series focusing on maternal vaccine hesitancy. Click here to learn more.
New York Community Trust $9.9 million in grants to 53 nonprofits to address vaccine hesitancy. Click here to learn more.
Social Worker Audiences in NYS
Social workers hold our communities together across our Nation, but where are they specifically in New York State? Our NYS membership of 6,500+ shows the following breakdown in practice area:
Our NYS membership of 6,500+ shows the following breakdown in major job function:
New York State has expand access to vaccines through an in-home vaccination program for those who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider. Click here to learn more about getting a vaccine in the comfort of your own home.
NASW National Resources The National office of NASW has an incredible array of resources to support social workers, and we highly recommend you visit their COVID-19 Resource site in addition to ours. See below for a few specific areas we find most helpful:
The National office of NASW has an incredible array of resources to support social workers, and we highly recommend you visit their COVID-19 Resource site in addition to ours. See below for a few specific areas we find most helpful:
Social workers may also consult other reliable sources for current information and setting-specific guidance, including:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- National Institutes of Health
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Infectious disease toolkit for people experiencing homelessness and for homeless service providers- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Three Things to Know about Coronavirus Disease and Your Marketplace Coverage
- Social Security Administration: COVID Updates
PUBLIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS RESOURCES
Public Health Solutions is here to help New Yorkers through the COVID-19 pandemic. All services are operating on modified times and available virtually to meet the growing health needs of everyone affected by the pandemic.
Association of Social Work Boards
Department of Health
Telehealth Learning Series
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, the Center for Excellence on Protected Health Information (CoE-PHI), the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers, and the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of Nevada - Reno (UNR) are facilitating a FREE, national online discussion and resource sharing opportunity for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers and peer support specialists faced with transitioning their services to the use of telephone and videoconferencing methods in response to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
Coalition on Human Needs: COVID-19 Special Resource Page:
Addressing The Needs Of Low-Income And Vulnerable People
STATEMENT ON XENOPHOBIA
“The NASW-NYS firmly rejects any form of racial superiority, racism, or xenophobia against the Asian and broader international community in the United States. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, there have been increases in racial attacks and blatant prejudices against the Asian community.
Every human has the fundamental right to dignity and equality. Any and all acts of racism through propaganda, physical attacks, or racial slurs are condemned by the NASW-NYS. We have seen a rise in online posts of demeaning pictures about the Asian community for the sake of “comedy” as well as people intentionally avoiding businesses run by Asian owners. These actions are inherently racist and have done nothing but spread misinformation about the virus and hatred towards the Asian community.
This virus is non-discriminatory and can infect any individual. Attempts to justify racial superiority with the virus are a violation of dignity, safety, and equality.
As we enter unprecedented times, we must come together and grapple with the difficulties ahead by showing our solidarity and support.”
NASW-NYS knows YOU are the power of social work, and there would be no NASW without our members. Contribute to our efforts below:
- Want to get involved with NASW-NYS leadership, volunteer during this time, or help amplify our efforts in your community? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Click here to let us know what CE topics and Presenters you want NASW-NYS to deliver.