Policy Agenda

Testimony and correspondence on behalf of CSWE regarding various policy issues.

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Setting Priorities, Serving the Nation: A Shared Agenda for Social Work Education

CSWE Transition Document 2016 - Setting Priorities, Serving the Nation: A Shared Agenda for Social Work Education

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House LHHS Appropriations Testimony

CSWE testimony on Programs Funded Within the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education (Submitted to the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies / Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives)

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Senate LHHS Appropriations Testimony

CSWE testimony on Programs Funded Within the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education (Submitted to the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies / Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate)

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CSWE comments on Senate chronic-care text

CSWE letter of January 26, 2016, to Senate leaders regarding the Senate Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group's policy document on chronic care, including recommendations of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

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CSWE Comments on NIH's OBSSR Strategic Plan, 2016-2020

CSWE comments on the 2016-2020 strategic plan of NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research

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CSWE - NASW House letter Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Letter of July 20, 2015, from CSWE and NASW to leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce urging support for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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CSWE - NASW Senate letter re Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Letter of July 20, 2015, from CSWE and NASW to leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions urging support of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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Senate testimony, FY 2015 HHS/ED Programs

CSWE Senate testimony to urge support of HHS and Dept of Education programs for FY 2015

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House testimony, FY 2015 HHS/ED programs

CSWE testimony to urge support of HHS and Department of Education programs for FY 2015

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CSWE Principles for Accreditation

CSWE's Principles for Accreditation in the context of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA)

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Analysis of President's FY 2016 Budget Request

Analysis of President Obama's FY 2016 Budget Request to Congress for federal education, health, and training programs

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Letter of Appreciation to Senator Tom Harkin

CSWE letter to retiring Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), thanking him for work on social work issues

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CSWE letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald

CSWE letter of September 24, 2014, to Robert McDonald, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs

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CSWE letter to Sen. Claire McCaskill re campus sexual assault

CSWE letter to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) regarding the social worker role in addressing sexual assault on campus

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Senate Labor-HHS-ED FY2015

Details on the FY 2015 appropriations bill from the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

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Analysis, President's FY 2015 Budget Request

Analysis of President Obama's FY 2015 Budget Request to Congress for federal education, health, and training programs

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Budget Agreement Dec 2013

Agreement, House and Senate Budget Committees

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Thank-you letter to Congressional Tri-Caucus leaders re HEAA

Thank-you letter from organizations concerned with health disparities to leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus for work on the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA)

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CSWE comments to House Committee on Education

CSWE comments on policy areas affecting social work, July 2013

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Coalition letter, student loan interest rate

Coalition letter supporting the extension of the 3.4% interest rate on subsidized student loans

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FY2014 Senate Appropriations bill

Provisions of bill of Senate appropriations committee for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

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CSWE thank-you letter to HHS secretary Sebelius

CSWE thank-you letter to HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius for recent initiatives surrounding mental health

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Senate testimony, health professionals funding

CSWE testimony of May 6, 2013, in support of health professionals funding (including the Minority Fellowship Program) and submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on HHS, Education, and Related Agencies

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MFP programmatic request, FY 2014

Request to House Labor-HHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittee re FY 2014 funding for the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

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Analysis of President's FY 2014 Budget Request

Analysis of President Obama's FY 2014 budget request to Congress pertaining to health and education programs

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CSWE House testimony, HHS funding, March 2013 684KB, PDF CSWE written testimony to House appropria

CSWE written testimony to House appropriations subcommittee urging HHS funding for the Minority Fellowship Program and the health professions

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HPNEC letter re presidential FY 2014 budget request

Letter from the Health Professions and Nursing Coalition (HPNEC) urging President Obama to continue support for Title VII and Title VIII programs for the health professions, February 2013

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HPNEC letter, health professions funding, Feb 2013

Letter from the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) to House and Senate appropriations subcommittees that urges support of Title VII and Title VII education programs

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CSWE public comments on National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease

Comments by CSWE President Darla Spence Coffey on the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, Feb 2013

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CSWE Sample Letter to Reelected Members of Congress

Letter from CSWE congratulating social work champions who were reelected in November 2012

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HPNEC Sept 2012 letter on sequestration

Letter from the Health Professions and Nursing Coalition on the effect of sequestration on Title VII and Title VIII programs

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HEAA June 2012 cosponsorship letter

Coalition letter requesting that senators cosponsor the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012 (HEAA).

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HEAA June 2012 coalition letter

Thank-you letter to Sens. Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye for introducing the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012 (HEAA).

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CSWE HEAA Apr 2012 letter

Letter to Sen. Daniel Akaka regarding Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012

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Letter to Congressional Leadership re Student Loan Interest Rate

CSWE May 2012 letter to Congressional leadership regarding increase to student loan interest rate

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Senate Dear Colleague letter, Title VII

Letter of support for Title VII programs from senators to leaders of Senate Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education

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House Dear Colleague letter, Title VII

Letter of support for Title VII programs from House representatives to leaders of House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education

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FriendsofHRSAFY2013Letterfinal

Letter from the Friends of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) coalition to House and Senate appropriators urging increased funding for HRSA

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CSWE House testimony, Minority Fellowship Program/Health Professions

CSWE testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee on funding for Minority Fellowship Program, Health Professions

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CSWE Senate testimony, Minority Fellowship Program/Health Professions

CSWE Senate testimony to Senate Appropriations Committee on funding for the Minority Fellowship Program, health professions

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2012 Election Outlook

Nationwide outlook for presidential primary election and presidential and Congressional general elections

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Ed coalition letter on HR 2117

Education coalition letter on HR 2117, Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act

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HPNEC FY 2012 appropriations letter

November 4, 2011, letter from the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) to House and Senate appropriations subcommittees

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HEAA Thank-You Letter

Letter to congressional cosponsors of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011

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HEAA Cosponsor Request Letter

Letter to House members requesting cosponsorship of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011

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Child Welfare Workforce Webinar 1

Information on webinar "ChildStat: Leading Systems-Level Improvements Based on Case-Level Experiences"

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Child Welfare Workforce Webinar Series overview

Overview, new webinar series in innovations in child welfare

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Slides from Dept of Ed evaluation webinar

Slides from August 18, 2011, webinar on evaluation in family engagement programs

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Direct Care Letter

Community letter of support for the Direct Care Job Quality Improvement Act

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Group Letter to HHS-HRSA on BHPr

Health professions community letter to Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of HHS, and Mary Wakefield, administrator of HRSA

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CSWE House testimony FY2012

CSWE testimony to the House Appropriations Committee on funding for health professions

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Friends of HRSA FY2012 letter

Letter to Appropriations subcommittees for HRSA funding FY 2012

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HPNEC presentation, Juliann Sebastian

Hill briefing on health professions, Title VII and Title VIII

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HPNEC presentation, John Franko

Hill briefing, funding for health professions

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HPNEC Video Profiles Project

Videos of Title VII and Title VIII projects

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HPNEC brochure

Community advocacy material, Title VII (health professions) and Title VIII (nursing) education and training programs

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3-2-11 Federal Register announcement, Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linka

Request for nominations, Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages

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HE community letter to Secretary Duncan

Letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan regarding the department's proposed rules on program integrity.

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HPNEC letter NIH funding

Letter from Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition supporting NIH funding

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HPNEC Thank-You Letter to President Obama

Letter from the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) thanking President Obama for his ongoing support of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Title VII (health professions) and Title VIII (nursing) education and training programs.

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Mental and Behavioral Health Educ grants letter

Letter requesting first-time funding for the Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants program

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SAMHSA MFP letter

Letter supporting increased funding for the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

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MFP Coalition letter

Letter to White House Office of Management and Budget requesting additional funding for the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

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DCWE Act letter-Sanchez

Letter supporting the Direct Care Workforce Empowerment Act

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DCWE Act letter-Casey

Letter supporting Direct Care Workforce Empowerment Act

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HPNEC Conference Letter

Letter supporting increased funding for health professions and nursing education programs authorized under Title VII and Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act

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Friends of HRSA FY 2011 conference letter

Letter in support of increased funding for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

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Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research letter

Letter from the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research in support of increased NIH funding.

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Implications of the 2010 Election

Implications of the 2010 election for key House and Senate leadership and committee positions.

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Community Letter Data Collection July 14, 2010

Letter urging Appropriations Committee leaders to fund data collection provisions.

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CSWE-NADD comments, October 22, 2010

CSWE/NADD Behavioral Health Task Force comments on SAMHSA's report, Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA’s Roles and Actions 2011–2014

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ACE Letter to Department of Education, August 9, 2010

American Council on Education letter to DOE on proposed rule making on program integrity.

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Senate FY 11 NIH Funding, August 24, 2010

Chart (PDF) that lists proposed funding for individual NIH institutes and centers in Senate bill.

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CSWE Responds to DOE Proposed Rule on Program Integrity, September 9, 2010

CSWE response to the Department of Education’s request for comments on its notice of proposed rule making regarding program integrity.

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CSWE Letter on White House Community College Summit, September 17, 2010

CSWE letter to Jill Biden regarding proposed topics for White House Community College Summit.

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Thank-You Letter, Titles VII and VIII, September 17, 2010

Letter sent to the chairs of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee , which thanked them for support of the Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing education programs in FY 2011 appropriations bills

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NCFRR Letter, September 15, 2010

Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to urge broader approaches to reducing the federal deficit

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CSWE Comments on HHS Strategic Plan, August 13, 2010

CSWE official comments to HHS on the HHS Draft Strategic Plan for FY2010–2015.

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Community letter, HPNEC July 27, 2010

Letter sent to Senate leaders urging funding for HRSA programs in the fiscal year (FY) 2011 appropriations bill.

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Community Letter July 15, 2010

Letter sent to Senate leaders urging funding for education programs in the supplemental fiscal year (FY) 2010 appropriations bill.

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CSWE Urges Passage of Social Work Reinvestment Act, May 2010

Letter of support for Dorothy I Height-Whitney M Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act.

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FY 2011 House Written Testimony, April 2010

Written Testimony for Fiscal Year 2011 regarding the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services

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CSWE Comment on Office of Minority Health National Plan for Action, February 2010

CSWE Comment on Office of Minority Health National Plan for Action

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FY 2011 Senate Written Testimony, April 2010

Written Testimony for Fiscal Year 2011 regarding the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services

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Community Letter in Support of Increased HRSA Funding, March 2010

Community Letter (PDF) in Support of Increased HRSA Funding, March 2010

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Rodriguez Thank You Letter, February 2010

CSWE thank you letter (PDF) to Congressman Rodriguez for VA Scholarship Legislation, February 2010

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Letter to SAMHSA Administrator in Support of MFP, February 2010

February 9, 2010 letter (PDF) to Administrator Hyde regarding MFP.

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Community Letter in Support of Veterans Health Legislation, January 2010

Community letter (PDF) in support of Veterans Health Legislation, January 2010

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HPNEC Thank You Letter

The undersigned organizations of the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) write to thank you for your longstanding support of the Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Title VII and Title VIII health professions and nursing education programs.

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Community Letter in Support of Minority Fellowship Program

November 12, 2009 - Letter to U.S. House and Senate requesting support in the FY2010 Appropriations bill for the Minority Fellowship Program

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Community Letter to the House Regarding Health Disparities

October 15, 2009 - The undersigned urge you to ensure that the final legislation includes provisions to address health inequities and to reduce and eliminate health and health care disparities.

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Community Letter to Senate Regarding Health Disparities

October 15, 2009 - The undersigned urge Congress to ensure that the final legislation includes provisions to address health inequities and to reduce and eliminate health and health care disparities.

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Community Letter to House in Support of the NIH in ARRA

November 16, 2009 - The undersigned organizations express continued support for money provided to NIH in ARRA.

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Community Letter in Support of NIH in ARRA

November 16, 2009 - The undersigned organizations express appreciation to the Obama Administration for the $10.4 billion provided to NIH via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA/Recovery Act).

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Community Letter in Support of NIH in ARRA

November 16, 2009 - The undersigned organizations express appreciation to the Obama Administration for the $10.4 billion provided to NIH via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA/Recovery Act).

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Community Letter to Senate in Support of NIH in ARRA

November 16, 2009 - The undersigned organizations express appreciation to Congress for the money provided to NIH in ARRA

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Letter Regarding MFP signed by several members of House of Representatives

''''We respectfully request the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee fund the Minority Fellowship Program within the Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at $7.5 million for fiscal year (FY) 2010. This funding will provide critically needed mental health services for diverse populations.

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Letter Regarding Proposed Rule Comment Sept09

Letter regarding the proposed rules issued by the Department of Education regarding 34 CFR part 602, governing the Secretary's recognition of accrediting agencies.

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Health Disparities Letter to President Obama Sept09

Letter to urge continued support for the inclusion of data collection programs aimed to eliminate health disparities as part of the White House’s health care reform proposal.

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Health Disparities Community Letter to President Obama Sept09

The undersigned coalitions, groups, and organizations wish to express our concern with recent information indicating the possibility of eliminating data collection provisions in health reform legislation.

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Community Letter on the Indian Health Amendment

Letter urging support for Representative Rahall's amendment package, which will help ensure that health care reform respects and fulfils the federal trust responsibility and meets the unique health care needs of Indian people.

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CSWE Supports Health Parity for Immigrants

A community letter in support of Health Parity for Immigrants

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Letter in Support of the Health Equity and Accountability Act

CSWE letter of support for the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2009 and its full inclusion in health care reform legislation.

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Letter in Support of the Health Equity and Accountability Act

CSWE letter of support for the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2009 and its full inclusion in health care reform legislation.

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Community Letter in Support of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2009

CSWE is one of several organizations to sign a community letter in support of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2009

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HELP Letter-Draft HCR Bill June 09

"As you work to enact comprehensive health reform legislation this year...it is critical that the social work profession is supported through education, training, and financial incentives to ensure that we are able to attract adequate numbers of professionals to the field"

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Written Testimony for Fiscal Year 2010 regarding the Departments of Education and Health and Human

Written testimony submitted to the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate

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Community Letter to President Obama in Support of Addressing Health Disparities in Health Care Refor

CSWE is one of many organizations to sign a community letter to President Obama urging support for addressing health disparities in health care reform

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Written Testimony for U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2010

Written testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

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Community Letter Requesting Health Disparities Hearing

CSWE is one of several organizations to sign a community letter requesting a hearing on Health Disparities.

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Letter on CSWE commitment to recommendations in Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health

Letter outlining CSWE's commitment to the goals and recommended programs of the recently released Institute of Medicine report entitled, Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce.

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Written-Testimony-to-U-S-House-of-Representatives-on-FY2009-Funding-for-Department-Health-and-Human-

Written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on issues pertaining to fostering a diverse social work workforce through training and accessibility to higher education.

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Letter to House and Senate Conferees in support of loan forgiveness

CSWE one of several signers of Letter to House and Senate Conferees (PDF) in support of loan forgiveness programs in the Higher Education Act reauthorization

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Written Testimony to U.S. House of Representatives for FY2009

Written testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on issues pertaining to fostering a diverse social work workforce through training and accessibility to higher education.