Chillicothe VA Medical Center
March is Social Work Month!
For 2021, the National Social Work Month theme is “Social Workers are ESSENTIAL.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies Social Work as one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. with more than 700,000 professional Social Workers employed in the United States. Social Workers play a crucial role in our nation’s health care system and have played a key role in this nation’s response to COVID-19 and helping individuals, families and communities cope with the epidemic
At the Chillicothe VA Medical Center, we have over 60 Social Workers in all areas of our facility, including primary care, community living centers, inpatient and outpatient mental health, housing, suicide prevention, caregiver support, substance abuse treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, transition and care management, VA group homes, hospice and palliative care, home care, and many others!
Social workers often are unsung heroes, but they play an essential role in helping people from all walks of life and backgrounds to live life to the fullest. During social work month we hope you will learn more about this amazing profession, say a kind word to the social workers in your lives, and advocate for policies and legislation that benefit the profession and the populations they serve.
Thank you, Chillicothe VAMC Social Workers, for all you do!