The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association of 500+ members who are dedicated to promoting the universal availability, accessibility, coordination, and effectiveness of healthcare, with a focus on the psychosocial components of health and illness.


As the premier national and international organization for social workers in health care, we will empower members by providing access to evidence-based standards of practice, enhanced partnerships and collaboration, actionable support and education for direct care social workers, advocacy to inform local and national social policy and education for and connection with emerging and established leaders.


To be the leading professional organization for social workers in healthcare.

Core Values


To use our individual and collective voices to influence change related to healthcare and social justice issues.


By our words and our actions, we honor the diversity of our clients, members, and all those with whom we interact.


We are committed to being conscientious stewards of the resources of our organizations, our communities, and the Society.


We value the ethics of the social work profession.


We encourage creativity and exploration of new knowledge.


The ability to respond quickly to a changing environment, both internally and externally.