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NASW-PA Legislative Advocacy Day

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Virtual
NASW-PA advocates for legislation that benefits the social work profession and clients throughout the Commonwealth. Our legislative agenda – which is available on the NASW-PA website – provides an expansive view of the legislation that we advocate for, covering issues ranging from practice protection and licensure to discrimination in health care. For an updated legislative agenda please contact Johanna Byrd at jbyrd.naswpa@socialworkers.org

This year, efforts will be focused on passing a comprehensive telehealth bill in Pennsylvania. During the pandemic, the efficacy of telehealth in mental health practice has become clear, and it increases accessibility of treatment for those with disabilities, people with certain mental health or physical health conditions, people impacted by mental health stigma, or those in rural areas. With the waivers currently allowing for telehealth expiring March 31st, the time is now to pass a bill to ensure service is not interrupted during this time of crisis. SB 705 has passed the Senate, but has yet to have a committee hearing in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Join us in promoting this bill ensuring mental health access!

Schedule: 

Program runs from 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m. daily

Up to 6 CEUs if CE credit option purchased.

Tues., March 15th            Why (and How) Do We Advocate & LEAD Logistics

Wed., March 16th          Communicating to Reach Advocacy Goals

Thurs., March 17th          Social Work and Social Action

Fri., March 18th              Legislative Panel on Mental Health in Pennsylvania

Mon., March 21st            Deep Dive on SB 705:  Telehealth in Pennsylvania

  

Tues., March 22nd- LEAD - through Zoom

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.          Legislative Visits – Meet with your Legislator
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        LEAD Rally 

 

Fees:

$10 per attendee 

$50 for attendees wanting CE credit (up to 6 CEUs)

Click here to register!


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