Show Your Support of Title VII & VIII

9/1/2017

CSWE encourages members to participate in a Twitter Storm hosted by the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition to coincide with the markup of the appropriations bill of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Other Related Agencies. The goal is to flood the Senate with reminders of the importance of Title VII and Title VIII programs.

The Title VII and VIII programs support the health care workforce by filling in gaps not addressed by traditional workforce channels and improve access to care for rural, urban, and other disadvantaged communities. The programs also focus on improving the diversity and cultural competency of the health care workforce, and in turn, improve quality of care for the country’s most vulnerable patients.

How to Participate: On Tuesday, September 5 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, directly tweet to your senators to show your support of Title VII and Title VIII. Be sure to use #TitleVII, #TitleVIII and #fundHRSA. Remember, the more tweets the better!

A list of Senator Twitter handles can be found here, and sample posts are provided below.

  • #TitleVII & #TitleVIII funding supports development of the health care workforce in underserved areas #fundHRSA
  • #HRSA Title 7 & 8 programs improve the diversity of the #healthworkforce & promote culturally competent care #fundHRSA
  • #TitleVII & #TitleVIII programs fill health workforce gaps & increase access to care #fundHRSA
  • #HRSA Title 7 & 8 programs help meet the needs of vulnerable populations including children & seniors #fundHRSA
  • #TitleVII & #TitleVIII programs increase the supply, distribution & diversity of thehealth workforce #fundHRSA

Thank you for supporting advocacy efforts important to the social work profession!