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Shaping the policy practice agenda of social work in the field of aging

Social Work

Author: Greene, R. R., Knee, R. I.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1996


In light of congressional reforms in the welfare system, a politically active stance that links legislative policy & social work practice is advocated for social workers engaged in gerontology. Past conditions at the local & national level affecting policy & practice with older adults are reviewed, including the Social Security Act (1935), Older Americans Act (1965), Medicare, Medicaid, & mental health legislation. Transfer of services from the federal government to state & local communities & actions in response to attacks on services for older adults are addressed. It is argued that agencies must develop innovative programming, evaluate program effectiveness, & compete for funding.

Further Details

Pages: 553-560
Volume: 41
Issue: 5
Accession Number: 16.4.03
Keywords: older, legislation compliance, policy compliance
Reads: 158