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Welcome Michigan Social Workers!

Our Vision:

To build NASW-Michigan into a leading voice in social justice advocacy and the development of statewide social service policy. NASW-Michigan will advance the quality of services provided to client populations by advancing the principles and standing of the social work profession.

Our Mission:

NASW is a membership organization with a dual mission to: 1) Promote, develop and protect the practice of social workers; and 2) Seek to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families and communities through its work and advocacy

Michigan Social Workers Advocate for Change

NASW-Michigan is proud to announce the official release of two documents which are of great importance to physical health, mental health, and the social work profession.

The first, “Better Health, Better Health Care, and Reduced Costs: Integrating Community Supports into Michigan’s Health Care System,” represent a culmination of an extensive and collaborative effort between NASW-Michigan and multiple community-focused organizations and professionals. In the document, the case is made for establishing a model where social workers, along with community health workers, serve as key players in a primary care team. By joining social workers and community health workers it is possible to operationalize true primary healthcare and enhance the health of individuals and their communities.

The second, “Gaps in Mental Health Care for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Michigan,” makes the case for addressing the gaps in mental health for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. This endeavor is a collaborative effort between NASW-Michigan and representatives from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. This issue was highlighted extensively at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Profession Conference.

NASW Michigan Website Updates:

Over the next several months NASW Michigan will be renovating our website to help provide members the most up-to-date and easy to follow information. There will be many new additions, so please continue to check back. If you are having any difficulty navigating through the site or have any questions please contact

NASW Members Receive 15% Discount on DSM-5

The DSM-5 was released by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) May 2013. APA is offering NASW members a 15% on the manual. To receive this discount, create a free online account with American Psychiatric Publishers at and enter promo code "NASWMEM” when placing order.

Right of Sepulcher Legislation Introduced

NASW Michigan is proud to announce the recent introduction of Right of Sepulcher legislation with House Bill 5162. It has been a long time coming but with the help of many NASW members, including the Aging Work Group, the Legislative and Social Policy Committee, and Michigan House of Representative and NASW member Marcia Hovey-Wright, HB 5162 has been introduced into the state legislature. Right of Sepulcher is a bill that will permit a person to designate a person of their choice to make decisions about their funeral arrangements following their death.

The bill was submitted November 14, 2013 and sent to the House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors. The bill was introduced by Representative Segal, with the co-sponsorship of Representative Marcia Hovey-Wright (NASW Member) among others.

To see all legislation that NASW Michigan is follow or to contact your legislator please see our Legislative Action Center.

Network with NASW-MI on Facebook, LinkedIn & Weebly Today!

Receive the most breaking NASW updates as well as keep up-to-date on events and news happening around the state on your chapter Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Additionally, taking advocacy to a new level the Michigan Chapter of NASW now has a blog - The Social Worker Perspective! NASW members are encouraged to submit articles to The aim of the blog is to give another opportunity for social workers across the state to have their voices heard.



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