Social Action

Preventing Child Maltreatment of Infants from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Strengthening Maternal-Child Bonds

Please join NAPSW President JaNeen Cross, who will be moderating this important congressional briefing that identifies strategies to prevent child maltreatment of infants from the NICU. The briefing will enhance awareness about NICU families, identify their unique needs and review program and policy solutions that promote positive parenting outcomes. The briefing will highlight policies and legislation that can support NICU families.  This event is held in collaboration with the Congressional Social Work Caucus.  It is supported by: NASW Foundation, CSWE, NAPSW, & New York Community Trust. Click here to download the flyer and learn more. Please RSVP by June 21st. 

Date:        June 27, 2017
Time:       12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Location: Cannon House Office Building (RM 121)
                 27 Independence Avenue SE
                 Washington, DC 20003

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Issue Brief on Prevention and Public Health: 911 for America’s Health The Dire Impact of the American Health Care Act on Prevention and Public Health

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This issue brief from the Trust for America's Health outlines the threats to public health and prevention services that would be faced if the ACHA becomes law and urges the U.S. Senate to change the provisions in the ACHA that eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund and which would allow states to opt-out of the requirement to provide access to evidence based clinical preventive services. These cuts would directly impact major health crises the country is facing including opioid related deaths to rising rates of diabetes to outbreaks such as Zika and Ebola. Click here to read the brief and learn more.  



NAPSW Partners With Little Lungs Campaign to Promote RSV Awareness

On April 21, 2017, NAPSW President JaNeen Cross participated in a RSV Patient Advocacy Ad Board to protect vulnerable infants from RSV. Promoting RSV awareness through the Little Lungs Campaign is identified as one of the next steps towards addressing this disease which is one of the leading causes of infant hospitalizations, and which disproportionately impacts preemies1,2.  The Little Lungs Campaign is about raising awareness of RSV, or respiratory syncytial [sin-sish-uhl] virus, particularly among expecting parents, new parents, and caregivers. Join the community of people helping to protect babies from this serious virus. Watch the video below to learn more about how to protect babies from RSV. Learn more about the campaign at the Little Lungs website and the Little Lungs Facebook page. Visit RSV Hospitalization to learn more about up-to-date key findings on RSV-related hospitalizations of preterm infants. Click here to read the results from the RSV Patient Advocacy Ad Board. 




  1. Hall CB, Weinberg GA, Iwane MK, Blumkin AK, Edwards KM, Staat MA, et al. The burden of respiratory syncytial virus infection in young children. N Engl J Med 2009; 360(6):588–598.
  2. Leader S, Kohlhase K. Recent trends in severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among US infants, 1997 to 2000. J Pediatr 2003; 143(5 suppl):S127–132.




Webcast Opportunity from National Academy of Medicine: Establishing Clinician Well-Being as a National Priority — Meeting 1, Friday, July 14th 8am to 1 pm

To ensure high-quality patient care and build a more effective health system, we depend on a healthy, productive, and engaged clinician workforce. But, increasingly, U.S. health care providers are burned out. Our nation stands at a critical crossroads. Health care spending is at an all-time high, yet Americans are less healthy than peers in other high-income nations. The population is aging rapidly, and rates of chronic disease, obesity, and drug addiction are skyrocketing. We cannot reverse these trends without engaged and effective clinicians working in systems and cultures that support their career satisfaction and well-being.

Answers to Federal Lawmakers' Efforts to Hobble Title X:  New NHeLP Q&A Explains How Efforts to Weaken Title X Funding Could Affect Women

Recently the Trump administration rescinded a 2016 rule aimed at ensuring women are able to access federally funded programs dedicated to family planning services. 

In "Q&A: Recent Action Undermines Title X Program and Threatens Women's Health," Staff Attorney Candace Gibson and Senior Attorney Catherine McKee explain what Title X is and how the action of Congress and the Trump administration could affect women's access to vital health care services.

The authors note that "Title X is a critical source of support for family planning providers. To the extent that states are able to prevent certain family planning providers from receiving Title X funding, they will also reduce access to high quality reproductive health services for low-income individuals, including individuals enrolled in Medicaid."

Please share this information and the new paper with your networks and on social media.

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