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The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association dedicated to promoting the universal availability, accessibility, coordination, and effectiveness of health care that addresses the psychosocial components of health and illness.


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Early bird discount (10% off) for 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference sponsors. Click here to sponsor.

Registration Now Open! Leadership Institute: Preparing Social Workers to Lead Tomorrow’s Challenges

New Publication Available!  Advocacy in Health Care Social Work Practice (PDF)

SSWLHC Mentorship Program Now Live! To join the program click here.

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Save the Date!  SSWLHC 51st Annual Meeting and Conference to be held at the Hilton Orange County/
Costa Mesa from Wednesday, October 26th - Saturday, October 29th, 2016.

    Costa Mesa, California October 26-29, 2016 Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Join Us in California!See the Speakers for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference
here! (PDF)

Conference and Hotel Registration will open in July, 2016.

  See you all there!

   Congratulations to the 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference Award Winners!

   More conference info here >>




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Upcoming SSWLHC Events

  Upcoming Webinar!
  Title: Measuring the psychosocial acuity of patients and families, how a clinical tool can tell a business story
  Date: February 10, 2016
  Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST
  Presenters: Stacey Klett, MHSA; Nina Abney, LMSW; Alethia Battles, LMSW, JD; Aimee Vantine, LMSW

  Goals and Objectives:
  Attendees will become familiar with the UM Psychosocial Acuity Scale and gain knowledge on:

  • How the scale was developed and why it was developed
  • Training staff to utilize the scale
  • Collecting, storing and utilizing measures
  • How to better tell the story of Social Work contributions utilizing scale measures in partnership with other data, such as productivity.
  • Better meeting patient and family needs through enhanced resource distribution.

  To register, login to the web portal here.


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New Publication Available!
Advocacy in Health Care Social Work Practice (PDF)

Professional  Reference Library
An array of Society publications are available to professionals seeking to
advance their knowledge of health care policy and practice.

The Advanced Practice Series of texts offers insight from experienced social work
administrators and practitioners on a broad range of contemporary issues
across the spectrum of health care settings. 
Learn more about these valuable
professional references.


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