Social Workers Celebrate Positive Change that Increases Access to Healthcare, Other Advances

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Allsup highlights National Social Work Month during March as national association celebrates 60th anniversary.

Karen Hercules-Doerr, director, Allsup

Karen Hercules-Doerr - Allsup

Allsup is pleased to shine the light on the care, compassion and accomplishments of social workers during National Social Work Month.

Professional social workers have an important role nationwide through their everyday work as change agents, according to Allsup. During National Social Work Month in March, Allsup joins the National Association of Social Workers to celebrate the impact of social workers and observe the association’s 60th anniversary in 2015. Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, veterans disability appeal, exchange plan and Medicare plan selection services.

“Social workers advocated for the creation of programs such as Medicare and Medicaid to provide healthcare to vulnerable populations such as the elderly and the poor, voting rights for all Americans, and equal rights for African-Americans, women, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,” said NASW CEO Angelo McClain, Ph.D., LICSW. “Simply put, social workers have helped transform our society, playing major roles in many societal advances that we now take for granted.”

NASW members work as educators, community leaders, specialists, consultants, researchers, policymakers and private practitioners in more than 50 fields. Their workplace settings include hospices and hospitals, schools and clinics, businesses, military units, foundations, and private and public agencies.

“Social workers provide expertise across a range of human needs and services including family caregiving, aging, and medical and behavioral health treatment to name just a few,” said Karen Hercules-Doerr, director of Community-Based Representatives at Allsup. “In particular, those social workers who practice in the healthcare environment see great synergy in working with the many resources Allsup offers. Allsup is pleased to shine the light on the care, compassion and accomplishments of social workers during National Social Work Month.”

Earlier this year, the NASW was awarded a $585,000 grant in collaboration with the Council on Social Work Education that is designed to train social workers and develop greater leadership opportunities for them in the realm of healthcare treatment and service delivery.

Allsup congratulates the National Association of Social Workers for its ongoing accomplishments and salutes social workers nationwide for their important contributions that benefit their clients and patients, their families and the greater community.

NASW’s theme, “Social Work Paves The Way for Change” will be celebrated from March through October, the founding month for the organization in 1955. For more information, visit

For more information about Allsup’s services for social workers, contact Karen Hercules-Doerr at (800) 854-1418, ext. 65770.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, D.C., is the largest membership organization of professional social workers with 130,000 members. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.

Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, exchange plan and Medicare services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. For more information, go to            

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