March is National Social Work Month

NCHC Recognition

Whether newly in the profession or seasoned professionals, social workers make a positive impact on society throughout their careers. Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Today, there are more than 700,000 social workers in our nation and that number is expected to rise 11 percent in the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social workers are present throughout our society and in several programs throughout North Central Health Care from several mental and behavioral health programs to skilled nursing. Many staff have social work degrees at a variety of levels of mastery, and may be in various rolls throughout our programs. 

Throughout our community you can find social work professionals in hospitals, schools, centers for veterans and in state, local and federal government. They are trained to work in a holistic way to bring about positive changes on an individual, family, community and even societal level. Many of the myriad benefits Americans enjoy today–including more access to health and mental health care, a minimum wage and Social Security–are because of the work of social workers and others.

Social work is also a profession that allows people across many generations to make a profound, positive impact on the lives of millions of people each and every day. You will find social workers from The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers to Generation Z who are doing the hard, often unsung work to make NCHC, Central Wisconsin, our nation and the world a better place.

Thank you Social Workers!