Social Work Reinvestment Initiative

Mission: To advocate for federal and state investments in professional social work to enhance societal well-being.

It’s Time to Speak Up

Recent national studies have indicated that professional social workers are facing more challenges than ever. We need data on social workers in our state. The Chapter’s Social Work Reinvestment Task Force needs to hear from you. We are asking you to participate in a brief workforce survey by July 15, 2013.

We will use the information you provide about salaries, student loan debt and other workforce trends to educate the media and to influence legislators and other stakeholders to support social workers and the individuals, families and communities we serve.

The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and has been approved by the NASW Institutional Review Board. To take the survey, go to

Please tell your colleagues about the survey. We would like all Oregon social workers to take the survey. There is power in numbers but there is also power in data.

For more information about SWR:

Click here to read the Oregon chapter’s goals and outcomes.