March 8, 2016

Social Work Leaders Help Advance Innovation In Healthcare

Allsup highlights National Social Work Month during March, annual Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care conference set for Oct. 26-29

Belleville, Illinois — March 8, 2016 — As the realm of healthcare continues to evolve for individuals and organizations, social work leaders are critical to advancing improvement and advantages for their patients and employers, according to the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). Allsup joins the SSWLHC during National Social Work Month in March to celebrate the advances that social work professionals achieve for their field and the U.S. healthcare system. Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, veterans disability appeal, return to work and Medicare plan selection services.

Continuous professional development, training and education are key to advancing social workers’ leadership roles. The SSWLHC focuses on helping its members achieve career excellence through a range of services and activities that include chapter resources, continuing education and conferences.

“Social workers traverse a continuum of leadership and involvement in their healthcare organizations,” said Scott Ferguson, LCSW, ACM, president of the SSWLHC. “Through their visible roles they advocate for patients’ and family rights, progress in healthcare issues and treatment, and help to lead best practices in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities across the U.S.

“Patient advocacy is a part of this leadership, and we’re pleased to join Allsup during National Social Work Month to raise the visibility and understanding of our influential profession,” he added.

The theme of the SSWLHC 51st Annual Meeting & Conference is, “Social Work Innovations for Health Care in Changing Times.” Social work professionals will gather from throughout the nation in Costa Mesa, California, Oct. 26-29. Sessions cover a variety of topics across the spectrum of healthcare settings. For information on the SSWLHC, email or contact Kyle Fernley at (866) 237-9542.

Allsup has supported the SSWLHC for many years and will participate in the annual conference in October. During March, Allsup recognizes social workers and their challenging work in the evolving healthcare industry.

To obtain patient resources in the areas of Social Security disability, VA disability, healthcare insurance and Medicare, contact (888) 786-2190.

Your patients can take the Free SSDI Assessment to determine their likelihood of qualifying for disability benefits at


The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association of 700 members, in the United States and worldwide, dedicated to promoting the universal availability, accessibility, coordination, and effectiveness of healthcare that addresses the psychosocial components of health and illness. For more information, visit

Written by

Rebecca Ray