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Affordable Care Act

Stephen H. Gorin, Julie S. Darnell and Heidi L. Allen.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 7707 words.

This entry describes the development and key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which instituted a major overhaul of the U.S. health system, much of which...

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Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Immigrants in the United States

Miriam Potocky.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2641 words.

This entry presents introductory information on asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in the United States, including distinctions among them, major regions of origin, demographic and...

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Community Organization

Jacqueline Mondros and Lee Staples.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9003 words.

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social psychological theories that inform organizing...

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Congressional Social Work Caucus

Charles E. Lewis.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5042 words.

The Congressional Social Work Caucus is a bicameral authorized Congressional Member Organization (CMO) founded by former Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns In November 2010 during the 110th...

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Continuing Education

Kimberly Strom-Gottfried.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1528 words.

Continuing education (CE) refers to an array of opportunities by which professionals can augment existing knowledge and skills. CE is essential for professional competence, career...

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Digital Technology in Social Work

Frederic G. Reamer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7776 words.

Digital, online, and other electronic technology has transformed the nature of social work practice and education. Contemporary social workers can provide services to clients by using...

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Feminist Social Work Practice

Cheryl A. Hyde.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Social Work Macro Practice; Race and Ethnicity. 3230 words.

Feminist social work practice is based on principles derived from the political and social analyses of the women's movement. As a practice approach, feminism emphasizes gendered analyses...

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Fundraising for Human-Services Nonprofits

Kirsten A. Grønbjerg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3175 words.

Of the 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations registered with the IRS as of March 2012, about one-fourth are human service nonprofits, including some 254,100 charities with about $134.5...

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Global Community Practice for the Global Agenda

Manohar Pawar and Marie Weil.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 9200 words.

This article presents an integrated perspective and framework for global practice towards achieving the Global Agenda. First, it presents the origin and current understanding of the Global...

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Health Care Financing

Candyce S. Berger.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice. 5240 words.

The U.S. health care system is a pluralistic, market-based approach that incorporates various public and private payers and providers. Passage of Medicare and Medicaid, combined with rapid...

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