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VA Social Workers

The Human Touch In Healthcare

Welcome to AVASW

The purpose of the Association is to encourage the development of comprehensive Social Work services to veteran beneficiaries through education and training, leadership, promotion, and member collaboration to enhance practice effectiveness. The Association will advocate for the recruitment, retention, and recognition of VA Social Workers. To further its objectives, the  Association may collaborate with established social work organizations and other organizations that are relevant to social work practice in health care settings.

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Who We Are


The Association of VA Social Workers encourages the development of comprehensive Social Work services to veteran beneficiaries through education, collaboration and advocacy to enhance the effectiveness of all Social Workers throughout the entire US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare system. The Association advocates for the recruitment, retention, and increased recognition of  Social Workers of the VA. At this time, there are more than 12,000 social workers throughout the VA system.

Executive Committee Members

Our Executive Committee is composed of dedicated and passionate social workers from across the country who are committed to advocating for the well-being and empowerment of VA social workers nationwide. As the backbone of the organization, the Executive Committee is responsible for driving the strategic direction and implementing initiatives that support the professional growth, development, and advocacy of VA social workers.

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