Get Involved Today!

Send a Letter to Your Senators Today

Send a Letter to Your Representative Today

Sign up for the NASW Advocacy Listserv
top bar graphic
Click an image to see how the Social Work Reinvestment Initiative applies to these individuals
Click image to see a profile

 Hill Press Event Video

Dr. Dorothy I. Height, one of this nation's greatest champions of social justice, joined U.S. Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) February 27, 2008 in announcing their support for the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act.
 

 Updates

Social Work Reinvestment Act Reintroduced in the House (H.R. 1466) (March 2013)

Social Work Reinvestment Act Reintroduced in the Senate (S. 997) (May 2013)

Social Workers in the 113th Congress (January 2013)

Congressional Social Work Caucus - 112th Congress Update (December 2012)

Send Congressman Towns a Thank You Note Today (5/21/2012)

Congressional Social Work Caucus Anniversary Update - March 2012

Answer Coalition: Social Work Reinvestment 112th Congress Update (3/27/2012)

Video: Congressman Edolphus Towns - Social Work Month 2012 (3/1/2012)

Congressional Social Work Caucus Official Launch (3/16/2011)

"Implications of Health Care Reform on the Social Work Profession" - Congressional Briefing Remarks (2/18/2011)

NASW is pleased to announce that Congressman Edolphus Towns, sponsor of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act, and a professional social worker, is holding a congressional briefing entitled, "Implications of Health Care Reform on the Social Work Profession" on February 16, 2011 in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2218 on Capitol Hill. We hope that you can join us for this discussion on a topic that is important to our profession and to our clients. Click here for the event flyer. (2/4/2011)

Congressional Briefing Held on the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (11/17/2010)

Congressman Towns to Host Congressional Briefing on Social Work Reinvestment Act - November 17, 2010 (11/15/2010)

Social Work Reinvestment 111th Congress Update (10/9/2010)

House of Representatives Letter to President Obama in Support of SWRA (9/20/2010)

Dr. Dorothy I. Height passed on April 20, 2010.  Her final tribute at the Washington National Cathedral included a eulogy by President Barack Obama.  See C-SPAN coverage of her life and legacy.

Video: Social Work Reinvestment is Important for Educators (12/16/09)

Thank Representative Towns and Senator Mikulski for their social work leadership in Congress
- Representative Towns postcard
- Senator Mikulski postcard

Rep. Towns releases HR795 Dear Colleague letter regarding low social work salaries and high stress (11/06/09)

Rep. Towns gives Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture at CSWE on November 9, 2009 (10/08/09)

Video: Can We Live Up to the Social Work Legacy? (09/08/09)

Video: The Future of Social Work (06/19/09)

U.S. Senator Mikulski Reintroduces Social Work Reinvestment Act to Honor Dr. Dorothy I. Height (03/27/09)

Need for professional social workers critical - Arizona Capital Times (pdf)

Towns Bill Invests In Communities, Supports Social Workers: Rep. Towns to introduce Social Work Reinvestment Act

111th Congress Urged to Support Social Work Reinvestment Press Release (2/3/2009)

The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act would establish a Social Work Reinvestment Commission to provide a comprehensive analysis of current trends within the academic and professional social work communities.

Transition Document to the Obama Administration (12/9/08)
Social Work Reinvestment: A National Agenda for the Profession of Social Work - pdf

110th Congress Archive: Statement of NASW Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Clark in Support of "The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act"

 

Social Work Reinvestment Initiative

The social work profession's ANSWER Coalition (Action Network for Social Work Education and Research) is coordinating efforts to recruit, retain and retrain social workers in order to enhance societal well-being. With the assistance of legislators, policymakers, employers and a host of other stakeholders, the initiative seeks to secure federal and state investments in professional social work.
National Association of Social Workers
750 First Street, NE - Suite 700 - Washington, DC 20002-4241
2011 National Association of Social Workers. All Rights Reserved.
Contact: socialworkreinvestment@naswdc.org