Congressional Social Work Caucus Host Briefing On the Implications of Health Care Reform on the Social Work Profession

Feb 18, 2011

Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY10), chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus, hosted a congressional briefing on the implications of healthcare reform for the social work profession on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in 2218 Rayburn House Office Building.  “Social workers provide a wide range of services in healthcare settings,” Rep. Towns explained. “With the influx of millions of newly insured Americans into the healthcare insurance pool, the demand for highly-skilled social workers will increase significantly.  We want to be prepared.”

Dr. James R. Zabora, Dean of the National Catholic School of Social Services moderated the panel of experts that will included: Robyn Golden, Director of Older Adult Programs, Rush University Medical Center; Dr. Stephen H. Gorin, Professor of Social Work, Plymouth State University; Dr. Kevin J. Mahoney, Professor, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work; and Asua Ofosu, Manager, Government Relations, National Association of Social Workers.