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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 7:18AM

Repeal and Replace is a Dead Issue Mr. President

After Arizona Senator John McCain’s thumbs down last week sent the so-called “skinny” healthcare bill to an inglorious defeat, most Americans saw his action as the death knell for Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Not so in the White House. President Trump sent a…

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 @ 9:04AM

Will The Poor Always Be With Us?

One of the more fascinating experiences of my doctoral studies at Columbia University was delving into the writings of Richard Hofstadter in Shelia Kamerman’s policy class, particularly his 1944 book: Social Darwinism in American Thought which I found to be eye opening. The concept was new but seemed plausible: some…

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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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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 @ 9:49AM

Social Workers Facing Growing Addiction Crisis

If you are like many still recovering from the national tragedy on November 8 that resulted in the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump, you may have missed the release of the first Surgeon General’s report on substance use and misuse titled: Facing Addiction in America. Released by U.S. Surgeon…

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Monday, November 28th, 2016 @ 9:25AM

Restoring Faith in Our Democracy

Social work is the profession that best promotes hope. We work to provide hope to distressed people throughout the world. Where there is disaster, trauma, and chaos, you will usually find a social worker lending a hand, saying the right things as we are trained to do, and always providing…

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