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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 @ 9:30AM

Fake News About Obamacare

The Republicans latest talking point about the Affordable Care Act is that it is collapsing and will ultimately fail, therefore the only alternative is to repeal it and rescue lower income Americans by passing a new law that will deprive many of them of healthcare and cause millions to pay…

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 @ 11:56AM

Social Work, Civic Engagement and the 12 Grand Challenges

Social work researchers gathered in New Orleans last week for the 21st annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) bracing for the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump and mindful that his administration will bring challenges for the profession and many of the vulnerable citizens we…

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 @ 8:38AM

Social Work Must Keep a Sharp Eye on Healthcare Policy

The timeliness of the social work health convening next week by the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) could not be more propitious as many Americans nervously prepare themselves for the incoming Donald Trump administration. At the top of the incoming administration’s policy agenda is the repeal and replacement of…

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Monday, August 29th, 2016 @ 9:04AM

September is National Recovery Month

Every year the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sets aside the month of September to focus on the nation’s efforts to help people recover from mental illness and substance use disorders. Part of the effort that has shown great progress is the peer support approach that has…

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Monday, May 16th, 2016 @ 7:30AM

Congress is Dallying While Americans are Dying

Approximately 80 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. That amounted to 29,467 people in 2014. Many of these deaths were preventable but the resources needed to tackle the growing opioid epidemic have yet to be appropriated by Congress. The Senate passed S.524—the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)—on…

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Monday, February 29th, 2016 @ 8:54AM

Social Work Students Converge on Capitol Hill

Tomorrow more than 400 social work students, faculty and early professionals from more than 45 social work schools and departments will gather in the Congressional Auditorium in the Capitol Visitor Center to engage Members of Congress advocating for an end to barriers that restrict social workers from providing mental health…

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