2011 SWAN-SWPI Delegations to Cuba

NASW Staff Leads Social Work Delegations to Cuba

Social Services in Cuba

In early 2011 NASW sponsored two professional research trips to Cuba to learn about social services in health care, child welfare, and aging. This report describes the activities of both social work delegations and information learned from the experience.

NASW Leads Delegations To Cuba

The country of Cuba, only 90 miles from Florida and a once-common destination for U.S. tourists, has been inaccessible to most Americans since the U.S. embargo of Cuba began in 1962.  With the Obama administration’s recent easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, more Americans have been able to experience the island through educational and cultural tours. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) sponsored two professional research trips to Cuba in early 2011. The first delegation focused on health and child welfare services (February) and the second on social services for older adults (March). Each delegation met special licensing requirements established by the U.S. Department of Commerce for travel to Cuba.

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November 14th, 2011 at 11:55 am

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  1. Is there another trip planned? What are the costs and length of the trip? Many thanks

    Vincent G Thomas

    25 Jan 12 at 4:04 pm

  2. Along with Vincent, I would like to know if there will be another trip planned to Cuba? Thanks so much!


    30 Jan 12 at 12:25 pm

  3. how can i be a member of the organization as a student social worker

  4. It’s interesting how many doctors Cuba produces… as well as the population life expectancy. Will you be conducting any more of these studies and or do you plan on having some sort of research frequency to establish baseline data now that things have started changing?

    Cuba Vagabond

    5 Jul 12 at 10:31 am

  5. I’ve been to Cuba twice. It is amazing how differently social services operate in Cuba. I think that there are a lot of things that we could learn and implement in the states. Wouldn’t you all agree?


    9 Aug 12 at 8:37 am

  6. I too am interested in the same type of trip to Cuba. I have never been but my mother was Cuban and I teach international social work. It would be interesting to see “first hand” the services offered to the Cuban people.

    Lillian Wichinsky

    12 Oct 12 at 3:51 pm

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