Monthly Archives: December 2019

Executive Director’s Holiday Season Message

Executive Director’s Holiday Season Message

By Janlee Wong, NASW-CA Executive Director

As we celebrate this holiday, all social workers should exercise lots of self care, being with family and friends, pets and nature.  Enjoy a nice meal and some fun entertainment.  My family and I saw the Nutcracker and Charlie Brown’s Christmas in DC.  The highlight was the National “Zoo ..Read More…

Crystal Anthony: A Social Worker’s journey from the Super Bowl to the Board of Behavioral Sciences

By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW
NASW-CA Membership Director

Crystal Anthony is a voice for her community. And now she is a voice for social workers in the state of California.

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and NASW member, Anthony was recently appointed by Governor Newsom to serve on the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. ..Read More…

REGION B: Social Work Night At The San Jose Sharks!

NASW-CA proudly presents our first ever Social Work Night at the San Jose Sharks! Come help celebrate Social Work Month on March 7th, 2020, as we practice self-care by enjoying a fun game at the San Jose Sharks. Purchase of your ticket through our link will give you access to our exclusive pregame event and ..Read More…

CLASSIFIED AD: Job Opening in San Diego County

The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications for Utilization Review Quality Improvement Specialist (RN, LCSW, MFT, LPCC, Clinical Psych.) Utilization Review Quality Improvement Specialists chart and interpret medical records for utilization review and reviews medical records for medical necessity and Medi-Cal compliance in County operated inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, and contracted facilities.

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Get to know your Regional Leader: Janice Huang, MSW, Assistant Regional Director Region B

Janice joined NASW in 2015 as a member and was elected for the Assistant Regional Director position with Region B in 2019. Janice decided to run for this position because she cares deeply about professional standards, organizational services, and professional development. She believes that we can bring members together to work on maintaining and creating ..Read More…

Stepping Stones: California’s Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Proposal Will Lead To Big Changes for Skilled Nursing Facility Diversion/Transition

By Jason Bloome

On October 29, 2019, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) introduced a proposal called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM), a framework for broad reforms in payment delivery, consolidation and waiver renewals for Medi-Cal. 

CalAIM proposes to address several of California’s complex health challenges including homelessness, children with ..Read More…

AB 5 Independent Contractor Bill: What It Means For Social Workers In CA

By Rebecca Gonzales, NASW-CA Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs

As some may be aware, there was a hotly contested bill in the legislature this year that will affect our profession. AB 5 was introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez to codify and clarify the Dynamex decision, whereby the California Supreme Court restricted when ..Read More…

Registration Open for Upcoming Webinar: “Elevating “Social Care”: Social Work’s Role in Driving Healthcare Transformation”

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 2:30 – 3:30 pm EST


Tamara Cadet, Ph.D, LICSW, MPH, Associate Professor, Simmons University School of Social Work

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Chief Health Officer, Google

Robyn Golden, LCSW, Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center

NASW Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $30 | Register Now!

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