Advocacy & Policy

CSWE Releases Guidance for the New Administration and Congress

  • 1.  CSWE Releases Guidance for the New Administration and Congress

    Posted Nov 10, 2020 10:38

    CSWE and other social work education groups prepared guidance for the next presidential Administration and Congress to advance social, racial, and economic justice. 

    The principles outlined in the guidance seek to propose policy principles that will be integral in ensuring individual, family, and community well-being. Some major priorities in the guidance for federal officials include the following:

    • Ensuring quality and accessibility in higher education
    • Protecting underserved and marginalized populations in health care policy
    • Positioning social work as champions to address behavioral and mental health and substance use disorders
    • Supporting aging and older adult populations
    • Ensuring social workers have a voice in policy based on their research and that they continue to be a part of the discussions and eligibility regarding research, services, and programs.

    The full guidance can be found here.

    Andrew Herrin
    Legislative Research Assistant
    Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
    Washington, DC DC