Promoting the Profession, Enhancing Social Well-Being
The services that social workers provide are vital to supporting the well-being of people throughout the United States. Social workers have become even more essential as economic inequality and health disparities increase, as the population ages, and as the middle class struggles to maintain stability.
Federal policymakers play critical roles in promoting policies that help individuals, families, and communities to fulfill their potential and to lead healthy, productive lives. NASW has
developed a policy agenda, which asserts the association’s advocacy
priorities for the legislative cycle. NASW’s policy agenda is consistent
with the NASW policies in
Social Work Speaks, which is developed by
members of the association at Delegate Assembly.