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Resources for Members

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Toolkit

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) has compiled a set of toolkits and presentation materials provided by the US. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to address ACA issues. This resource was referenced during the September CSWE-White House Briefing and is available here.

NASW/CSWE/SSWLHC Joint Letter—Expansion of Medicaid

This letter and background data (PDF) was sent to over 300 CSWE program member chairs to encourage social work programs to engage students in discussion of the meaning and value of Medicaid expansion at the state level.

Assessing Health Professional Education: A Workshop

An ad hoc committee of the Institute of Medicine convened and conducted a 2-day workshop in October 2013 to consider and discuss assessment methods and tools that have an impact, are affordable, are easily integrated into education, and assess competencies at micro, meso and macro levels in health and healthcare environments. The meeting agenda and workshop resources are now available online.

2014 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for research-based study in the sciences and humanities.

The National Academies

One year after Superstorm Sandy hit the eastern United States, local, state, and federal leaders as well as community groups and businesses are working to strengthen the nation's resilience to future disasters. Learn more about the reports and activities from the National Academies that can help advance the conversation.

New Releases From The National Academies Press

Elder Abuse and Its Prevention—Workshop Summary
This report is the summary of a workshop convened in April 2013 by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Global Violence Prevention. Using an ecological framework, the workshop explored the burden of elder abuse around the world, focusing on its impacts on individuals, families, communities, and societies.

Financing Long-Term Services and Supports for Individuals With Disabilities and Older Adults—Workshop Summary
This report is the summary of a workshop convened in June 2013 by the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council to examine the financing of long-term services and supports for working-age individuals with disabilities and among individuals who are developing disabilities as they age.

Global Development Goals and Linkages to Health and Sustainability—Workshop Summary
This report is the summary of a public three-part webinar series hosted by the Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Innovation Collaborative between October and December, 2012. Experts within the fields of environmental and global health and members of government, academia, and civil society discussed global development goals that will focus on sustainable development