Why social workers must be at the forefront of the changing healthcare system – #MacroSW 2/15/18 at 9pm EST

I’m looking forward to this week’s #MacroSW chat on 2/15/2018.

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By Alyssa Lotmore

Social workers understand those most in need of, and at risk for, not getting adequate health care. However, we are rarely at the table in the policy and macro settings to help create policy/practice/research that contributes to well-being and health for communities.  As the mindful facilitators of interdisciplinary practice, we must open the conversation to practical steps to ensure that customers of health care, especially those most marginalized have access to and receive preventative and on-going healthcare.

This chat topic was inspired by the Navigator Program, which is hosted by the University at Albany’s (SUNY) School of Social Welfare. In this program, MSW students are hired to assist individuals in navigating the health care enrollment system. They gain the perspective of a varied customer base – those from all socio-economic backgrounds and especially those who social workers would be most likely to serve. The students practice skills, such…

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#MacroSW: Social Action 103 2/8/18

This week’s #MacroSW chat 2/8/2017: Social Action 103. I’ll be participating in this chat! See you there.

By Rachel L. West

The third part of our social action series will take place this Thursday, February 8th at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST. The series will be hosted by Rachel L. West (@poliSW). The series will examine what social action is, its role in social work, creating a personal and shared vision, social action planning, community assessment and mobilizing, and tactics.

This week’s chat will focus on action planning. If you missed the Social Action 101 and 102 you can read the transcripts here https://storify.com/OfficialMacroSW/social-action-101   https://storify.com/OfficialMacroSW/macrosw-2-1-18-social-action-102 .

Questions:

Q1: Have you ever put together an action plan? If so were you also responsible for implementing it?

Q2: For those who have experienced either developing or implementing an action plan, what wisdom can you share?

Q3: How do you keep yourself and team members motivated?. Note: By “team” I’m mean volunteers (community members and allies) as well as…

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