In 2017, PASWHA undertook national listening sessions and conducted a survey of social work practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and advocates in the field. The resulting work, A National Social Work Strategy to End HIV and AIDS continues to guide the organization today. 

Endorsed by the board, community stakeholders, and attendees at PASWHA’s National Conference of Social Work and HIV/AIDS, the National Strategy has guided the work of PASWHA in the continuation of social work’s role in ending the epidemic. The strategy outlines several key objectives, which have been the focus of the organization, including:

  • Advancing the profession of social work in the HIV/AIDS field.
  • Achieving health equity by recognizing the whole persons and the social determinants that promote overall health and well-being
  • Expanding research that bridges practice and policies that positively impact persons living with HIV and AIDS.