The inaugural meeting of the NASWVA Special Interest Group for Healthcare Social Workers met January 5 and attracted 15 professionals keen to unite around the roles and needed recognition of social workers in healthcare settings such as hospitals. The group will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, so the next meeting is January 19 meeting from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Learn more or join this free group by emailing Executive Director Debra Riggs, CAE, at driggs.naswva@socialworkers.org.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for healthcare social workers to get together regularly to share fellowship, support, and advocacy efforts that advance the stature and address the unique challenges of professionals in these positions,” says Riggs. “No social worker should feel they must carry the burden alone in their daily work lives. Please know that we and this group are here for you!”