2019 Legislative Priorities Survey

Every year NASW-AZ surveys our members to establish legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Your input helps us identify the issues and concerns that we will monitor and report on to our members. Please take just a few minutes to share your thoughts with us. Contact Jeremy Arp (jarp.naswaz@socialworkers.org) if you have any questions about the survey.

There are several sections to the survey. It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete the survey. 

We need your feedback on the top issues that you and those you serve are facing today. We ask you to rank the social justice priorities established by NASW national as well as some issues that are specific to Arizona. And finish with how you would like to get information from us.

Please complete the survey before October 15th to have your thoughts shared at the November 2nd Annual Member Conference!

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* 1. What are the top three issues facing the clients and communities you serve today?

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* 2. What are the top three issues you face professionally today?

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* 3. NASW National has established Social Justice Priorities.  Please rank them as to how important they are to you as a social worker in Arizona.

Voting Rights, including voter suppression and participation

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* 4. Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice reforms, including private prison reform

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* 5. Environmental Justice including disparities in exposure to and protection from pollution and toxic chemicals

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* 6. Immigration Issues including DACA, family separations, access to healthcare and benefits, racial profiling, and detention

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* 7. Economic Justice including federal budget, income disparities, public benefits, and financial equity

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* 8. Court and Judicial issues including supreme and federal district court judicial appointments

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* 9. Health disparities including social determinants of health and drug policy

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* 10. NASW-AZ monitors legislation on a state level.  Your input into legislative priorities helps us target our advocacy efforts.  How important is it to you that NASW-AZ continue to advocate for:

State Funding for Health and Human Service Programs

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* 11. Child Welfare System Reform

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* 12. Ensuring evidence based mental health and substance use disorder treatment is available throughout the state, including syringe access programs

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* 13. Addressing high caseloads for school social workers and counselors

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* 14. Addressing gun violence and suicide prevention on school campuses

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* 15. Ease of licensure through Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

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* 16. Should NASW-AZ continue to address social problems like immigration, poverty, access to health care, and other social justice issues?

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* 17. Would you attend an “Arizona Social Work Professionals Day at the Capitol” during the legislative session

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* 18. If you answered yes above, what would interest you attending this event?

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* 19. If you answered no above, why not?

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* 20. How would you like to be updated on NASW-AZ legislative and regulatory advocacy so that you can take action? Check all that apply.

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* 21. Are there other legislative priorities or issues that you would like NASW-AZ to consider?

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* 22. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.  Your input is very important to NASW-AZ.  If you would like to be added to the Public Policy email group, please leave us your name and email below.

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