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Legislation/Policy
Thursday, May 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding Telehealth Options for Michiganders »
LANSING, Mich.   — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020- 86 , which expands telehealth op...
Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update from the Upper Peninsula Health Plan re. Reimbursements »
Update from the Upper Peninsula Health Plan "UPHP recently released the bulletin referenced below with an effective dat...
Friday, January 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Child Welfare Law Changes Headed to Governor »
A package of bills that aligns state child welfare laws with federal law changes is headed to the governor's desk after th...
Friday, January 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Bills Aim to Improve Mental Competency Exam Process »
A bipartisan plan to help address the backlog of criminal defendants awaiting mental competency evaluations at the state's...
Friday, January 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gov. Whitmer Creates Task Force Focused on Lifting Michiganders Out of Poverty ​ »
Gov. Whitmer Creates Task Force Focused on Lifting Michiganders Out of Poverty     DETROIT, Mich. -- ...
Friday, December 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDHHS seeking feedback during series of local town halls on opioids »
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Opioids Task Force and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are hosting...
Friday, December 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Whitmer Signs Fiscal Year 2020 Supplemental Budget Package »
LANSING, Mich. --  Today, Governor Whitmer signed every bill in the F iscal Year  2020 supplemental budget p...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDHHS announces Section 298 pilots have come to an end »
MDHHS announces Section 298 pilots have come to an end FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Oct. 21, 2019 CONTACT : Lynn...
Thursday, October 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gov. Whitmer & MDHHS act to ease asset tests that are among most stringent in U.S. ​ »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :    Oct ober  17, 2019   GOVERNOR’S CONTACT: Tiffany Brown...
Thursday, October 3, 2019
ASWB Exam Eligibility Changes for Michigan Social Workers & Updates »
  UPDATE(10/8/2019): NASW-Michigan is excited to confirm that the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulato...
Thursday, September 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDHHS Director Gordon Public Charge Letter »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Immigrant Public Charge Letter from  MDHHS  Director Robert Gordon...
Monday, July 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
East Lansing City Council member proposes conversion therapy ban »
By  Kylie Khan  |  Posted:  Mon 5:43 PM, Jul 29, 2019    |  Updated: Mo...
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MI Healthy Plan Work Requirements Compliance - Testimony »
NASW Michigan submitted written testimony for Senate Bills 362 and 363. We continue to oppose work requirements, but...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
​Doubling EITC in Michigan »
NASW has been a champion of economic justice and equity since its inception. The social work profession was founded on the...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action Alert from CMHA »
  As you may know, the FY20 budget process is moving along, last week the Senate Appropriations Committee report...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contact Your Lawmakers to Urge Support of Social Worker Reimbursement Bills »
The Improving Access to Mental Health Act (S. 782 and H.R. 1533)     Much-neede...
Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NASW March Legislative Monthly Update »
NASW March Legislative Monthly Update     Happy Social Work Month! I am honored to join the Natio...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Acts (HB 4083 & HB 4090) Organization Position Statement »
Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Acts (HB 4083 & HB 4090) Organization Position Statement    ...
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PRESS RELEASE: Michigan’s Universal Caseload Initiative »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: To turn around performance, department announces major changes to Michigan’s Universal Caseload ini...
Friday, February 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NASW MI 2019-2020 Legislative Agenda Unveiled »
    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS MICHIGAN 2019-20 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA  ...
Friday, November 30, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Governor-Elect Transition Team - MDHHS Advisory Group »
Dear Ms. Stewart and Ms. Yager, Thank you for the opportunity to meet with the Governor-Elect Transition Team to discu...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amid Michigan opioid crisis, drug centers say new rules mean layoffs »
Written by: Ted Roelofs    As Michigan’s opioid crisis deepens, treatment experts warn that &nbs...
Monday, September 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NASW Supports Raise the Age »
September 25, 2018 To: Members of the House Law and Justice Committee Subject: House Bills 4607, 4653, 4662, 4664,...
Thursday, September 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NASW-Michigan Endorses Anti-Gerrymandering Ballot Proposal »
    NASW-Michigan Endorses Proposal 2 - Anti-Gerrymandering   NASW-Michigan is pro...
Thursday, August 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Great News: NASW MI Introduces Student Loan Repayment Bills »
  We have amazing news!!! NASW-Michigan has worked with legislators in the Michigan House to introduce bi-...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Opposing Medicaid Work Requirments »
  March 21, 2018   To: Chairman Shirkey and Members of the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Commit...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
March Legislative Report II »
NASW-Michigan Legislative and Social Policy Update   Sign up to receive monthly updates: http://bit...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Former State, Wayne Lawmaker Burton Leland Dies »
Dear social work community,   It is with great sadness that I write to you about the recent death of social wor...
Friday, March 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
March Legislative Report »
  If you would like to receive these monthly updates in your inbox, you can get them here  https://cqrcengage...
Friday, March 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
February Legislative Report »
LSP Report February 2018 Allan Wachendorfer Noah Smith Budget Update  ...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social Workers Condemn 'Conversion Therapy' Practice in Michigan »
“NASW condemns the use of [conversion therapy] by any person identifying as a social worker or any agency that identifies...
Friday, December 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
End-of-Year Message From NASW-Michigan Policy Director »
Dear Social Work Colleagues,   As we approach the end of a long and politically challenging 2017 and begin...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seeing Medicaid Clients? We Have Good News! »
Just this October, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Medical Services Administration issued a new polic...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NASW Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act »
  As a member of the broad national community of advocates for economic justice and equity for low and moderate i...
Friday, November 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NASW-MI: DHHS Rules Would Deplete Frontlines Against Opioid Crisis, Mental Illness »
LANSING – This week, the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Social Workers blasted a proposed policy change b...

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