Social Work Leaders Help Advance Innovation In Healthcare

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Allsup highlights National Social Work Month during March, annual Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care conference set for Oct. 26-29

Allsup joins the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care in recognizing social workers’ leadership roles in the U.S. healthcare system during National Social Work Month in March.

As the realm of healthcare continues to evolve for individuals and organizations, social work leaders are critical to advancing improvement and advantages for their patients and employers, according to the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). Allsup joins the SSWLHC during National Social Work Month in March to celebrate the advances that social work professionals achieve for their field and the U.S. healthcare system. Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, veterans disability appeal, re-employment, exchange plan and Medicare plan selection services.

Continuous professional development, training and education are key to advancing social workers’ leadership roles. The SSWLHC focuses on helping its members achieve career excellence through a range of services and activities that include chapter resources, continuing education and conferences.

“Social workers traverse a continuum of leadership and involvement in their healthcare organizations,” said Scott Ferguson, LCSW, ACM, president of the SSWLHC. “Through their visible roles they advocate for patients’ and family rights, progress in healthcare issues and treatment, and help to lead best practices in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities across the U.S.

“Patient advocacy is a part of this leadership, and we’re pleased to join Allsup during National Social Work Month to raise the visibility and understanding of our influential profession,” he added.

The theme of the SSWLHC 51st Annual Meeting & Conference is, “Social Work Innovations for Health Care in Changing Times.” Social work professionals will gather from throughout the nation in Costa Mesa, California, Oct. 26-29. Sessions cover a variety of topics across the spectrum of healthcare settings. For information on the SSWLHC, email info(at)sswlhc(dot)org or contact Kyle Fernley at (866) 237-9542.

Allsup has supported the SSWLHC for many years and will participate in the annual conference in October. During March, Allsup recognizes social workers and their challenging work in the evolving healthcare industry. To obtain patient resources in the areas of Social Security disability, VA disability, healthcare insurance and Medicare, contact Karen Hercules-Doerr, national sales director of Consumer Sales, Allsup, at (800) 854-1418, ext. 65770.

The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association of 700 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

Allsup and its subsidiaries provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, re-employment, exchange plan and Medicare services for individuals, their 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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