I hope that this message finds you well and enjoying the first few months of 2017…it certainly has been a lively year! The Board of Directors has been hard at work since the very successful 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference in Costa Mesa, and those of you who follow our Facebook page no doubt saw our joint press release with NASW protesting the threatened repeal of the Affordable Care Act. We were honored to partner with NASW to advocate for continued access to health care and pledge to our members that we will continue to take public action to preserve patient rights whenever they are threatened.
I am also excited to inform you that we are ready to launch our new SSWLCH listserve! Many of you have asked about our plans to replace our former system, and I’m proud to announce that we will utilize the robust functionality of Google Groups for our discussions from this point forward. I know that you will enjoy the features offered by Google Groups, including discussion threads, customizable email preferences and the ability to easily share documents and other attachments. You should have received an invite from Google Groups to join our forum. No Gmail address is required. Simply click the link included in the invitation to be taken to the registration page for our group. I look forward to reviving our excellent virtual conversations and am available if you have any questions or problems with the new system, as are our friends at Fernley and Fernley. Happy posting!