La Clinica is recognized as Agency of the Year by NASW
We are so proud to announce that the National Association of Social Workers – Washington DC Chapter has awarded La Clinica del Pueblo as the Agency of the Year.
La Clinica was recognized for its dedication to meeting clients where they are at, for its program innovation, and commitment to recruiting and developing social workers. NASW is the largest and most prominent membership organization of professional social workers in the world.
In 2015, La Clinica launched the only bilingual Telemental Health program in the DMV area in partnership with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and launched the NorthWestern High School Program, a school-based mental health and support program, in partnership with theTransformative Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI), Prince George’s County Public Schools, Prince George’s Government, and the Baltimore Community Foundation.
La Clinica also implemented behavioral health integration in partnership with Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in an effort to provide patients with mental health interventions when visiting our doctors, and further connect them to long term mental health services.
“I am very excited about the NASW’s award. As a social worker and Director of the Mental Health & Substance Use Department at La Clinica Del Pueblo, I feel very proud of supporting a wonderful team of talented social workers. This award is for all of them and for the people we serve,” said Jose Segura.