Social Workers Celebrate Leadership In Healthcare

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During National Social Work Month, leaders gear up for annual conference Oct. 26-29

March is National Social Work Month

Social work leaders are strongly active in formulating the national agenda for healthcare.

Social workers nationwide help provide community leadership on a variety of healthcare issues, including healthcare reform and access, according to the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). During National Social Work Month in March, Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and Medicare plan selection services, recognizes the importance of social workers efforts’ to lead change and advocate on behalf of people with disabilities and their families.

“Social work leaders are strongly active in formulating the national agenda for healthcare,” said Anthony Yamamoto, president of the SSWLHC and director of social work and child development at Children’s Hospital Central California in Madera, Calif. “Our members are involved in evaluating the effects of healthcare reform and advocating for healthcare access, especially to help some of the most disenfranchised people in our communities,” he said.

Hundreds of social work professionals, including those in management and on the front lines of healthcare, will convene on Oct. 26-29, in San Francisco for the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care’s annual meeting and conference. Find more information about the conference online at http://www.sswlhc.org.

The SSWLHC conference provides social work professionals with the opportunity to learn about new developments and help them respond to changes in their field. Through its activities, the society emphasizes the core values of advocacy, inclusiveness, stewardship, ethics, adaptiveness and creativity. “We partner with a number of social work organizations across the country and world to improve the leadership abilities of our members and opportunities for our profession,” Yamamoto said.

Allsup salutes all social workers who play leadership roles in their organizations and communities to help improve access to healthcare and advocate for patients and their families. Free posters highlighting National Social Work Month are available through Allsup to hospitals, clinics and other community groups by calling Karen Hercules-Doerr at (800) 854-1418, ext. 65770, or order online at AllsupCares.com.

About Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care
The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association of 1,200 members, in the United States and worldwide, dedicated to promoting the universal availability, accessibility, coordination, and effectiveness of healthcare that addresses the psychosocial components of health and illness. For more information, visit http://www.sswlhc.org.

ABOUT ALLSUP
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability representation and Medicare plan selection services. Founded in 1984, Allsup employs more than 700 professionals who deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. The company is based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. For more information, visit http://www.Allsup.com.

Contacts:
Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care                
Anthony Yamamoto                                                    
(559) 353-5273                        
ayamamoto(at)childrenscentralcal(dot)org
http://www.sswlhc.org

Allsup
Karen Hercules-Doerr
(800) 854-1418, ext. 65770
k.hercules-doerr(at)allsupinc(dot)com
http://www.allsupcares.com
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