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From the Director
'Death Panel' Rhetoric Sets Us Back
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Social Workers Can Answer Call to Service
U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Offers Opportunities
The U.S. Public Health Service's Commissioned Corps initiative means new opportunities for social workers.
By Maren Dale, Special to the News

Collins Lauded As NIH Director
Collins was the keynote speaker at the 2004 NASW Foundation Gala.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Social Work Policy Institute Celebrates October Launch
A new division of the NASW Foundation opens its doors.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

2009 Salary Survey Will Examine Compensation Trends
Survey factors will include region, areas of practice and years of experience.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

TAP-IN Program Promotes Volunteerism
"TAP-IN has the mechanisms in place to match health care professionals with agencies in need."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Cosponsoring Step Up for Kids Week
Investments in children's issues have lagged during the last 30 to 40 years.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

New Practice Updates Address Medicare, Homeless Children
Reporting changes to Medicare may be directed to the local Medicare Administrative Contractor.

IBR Program Helps Ease Debt Burden of Student Loans
"The loan forgiveness is also a light at the end of the tunnel for people with big debt burdens."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Weighs in on Student Strip Search Case
The Supreme Court ruled that the strip search of a 13-year-old student was unconstitutional.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

FTC's 'Red Flags' Rule, HITECH Act Examined
Article topics include child welfare workers' liability for removal of children and a death penalty case.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

NASW Member Named to National Advisory Council on Aging
A major responsibility for the council is to review and make recommendations regarding grant applications.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Unification Team Releases Final Report
The transition team made three recommendations to unify the profession.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Summit Focuses on Patient Navigation
The summit focused on ways different groups can guide the development of common outcome measures for patient navigation.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Mass. Chapter Surveys Social Work Salaries
The survey revealed that salaries in Massachusetts are similar to or only slightly higher than those from across the nation.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

NASW, N.Y. Chapters File Brief in Same-Sex Parenting Case
This is the second brief NASW has filed in the case.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

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