ASSOCIATION OF ONCOLOGY SOCIAL WORK INC

Where oncology care meets the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of all people affected by cancer.

aka AOSW   |   Chicago, IL, IL   |  www.aosw.org

Mission

To advance excellence in the psychosocial care of persons with cancer, their families, and caregivers through: Networking Education Advocacy Research Resource Development

Ruling year info

1994

AOSW Executive Director

Emily Burch

Main address

111 West Jackson Blvd. Suite 1412

Chicago, IL, IL 60604 USA

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EIN

13-3736895

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Professional Societies, Associations (G03)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Membership & Administration

The AOSW Membership Committee promotes membership of the AOSW; assesses the needs of AOSW members annually, encourages members to develop a network of peer support; and develops and implements plans to increase visibility of AOSW.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each year at its Annual Conference, AOSW bestows three prestigious awards to oncology social workers singled out for their unique achievements and service to patients that they serve. The awards, sponsored by national organizations, recognize experience, dedication, compassion, resourcefulness and demonstrated leadership.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AOSW is dedicated to providing its members with the most up-to-date information about the psychosocial effects of cancer and interventions that inform quality of life, recovery and survivorship of patients, their families and caregivers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Oncology social workers are charged with bringing the best and most useful information to bear for clients facing cancer, their families and caregivers. Webinars and webinar recordings in AOSW’s Online Learning program deliver relevant and sensitive training presented by leading minds in the field, at budget-conscience pricing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Donations will help AOSW fulfill its mission of advancing excellence in the psychosocial care of persons with cancer, their families and caregivers. Contributions are appreciated and may be tax deductible (please consult your tax advisor).

Donations may be made “In Memory Of” or “In Honor Of” within any of the donation categories.

The Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) is a non-profit, international, 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the enhancement of psychosocial services to people with cancer, their families and caregivers. Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Oncology social workers play a pivotal role in improving the quality of life for cancer patients, their families and communities. Through innovation, collaboration and compassion we bring comfort and peace of mind.

The AOSW Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity for oncology social workers to gather information, share knowledge, support and guide each other. The presentations and educational sessions offered reflect important issues facing oncology social workers, and reiterate the valuable lessons previously shared. We delve deep into the challenges confronting us and spotlight the exceptional and exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AOSW advocacy efforts are focused on three areas:

1. Advocating for the profession
2. Advocating for the needs of cancer patients and families
3. Encouraging advocacy efforts of our members

Population(s) Served
Adults

Informing practice, policy and education through research is a core part of AOSW's commitment to excellence in psychosocial oncology. Research may address clinical outcomes, policy changes, or theoretical approaches-all of which provide benefits to not only AOSW members, but also the general public.AOSW's commitment to research initiatives in the field of psychosocial oncology led to the creation of the Research Committee. The Research Committee reports to the Board of Directors and reviews, evaluates and determines approval of research submitted by AOSW members.

AOSW is proud to give all new members a copy of "A Social Work Guide to Conducting Research in Psychosocial Oncology" written by AOSW members who are faculty at several schools of social work throughout the country.

What are the roles, functions, referral patterns, and collective expertise of AOSW members? How might the talents and skills of our members better serve cancer patients, survivors, and their families? And what can AOSW do for oncology social workers to enhance their own abilities?

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Organizational Development: AOSW will exemplify excellence in leadership, governance and knowledge.

Professional Development: AOSW will be THE catalyst for the advancement of oncology social work


Connectivity: AOSW connects people, organizations and information for the promotion of psychosocial care in oncology.

Primary Objectives:
1. Recruit, retain and recognize a diverse and engaged membership
2. Identify, set, evaluate and disseminate best practices in oncology social work
3. Elevate the position and visibility of oncology social work among the general public, the oncology community and policy makers
4. Create and strengthen AOSW member communities to foster connections among members

Secondary Objectives:

Oversee and ensure sound fiscal growth
Increase opportunities for leadership development
Increase percentage of members in volunteer positions
Increase visibility of AOSW liaisons

Create avenues and provide tools for oncology social work professional development through advocacy, education and research
Advance the knowledge base of the field by building the research capacity in oncology social work and supporting the bi-directional relationship of research and practice

Increase our reach and relevance to oncology communities
Increase connections for patients and families to oncology social workers
Strengthen and expand relationships with other oncology organizations

Priority Objective #1:
Reviewed, updated, and disseminated member needs survey.
Volunteer Portal created and additional info about committees added to website.

Priority Objective #2:
Task Force is active with a clear directive of their task and the expected outcomes.
Subcommittees established.

Priority Objective #3:
Special Interest Group (SIG) online communities launched and training performed for all SIG leaders

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ASSOCIATION OF ONCOLOGY SOCIAL WORK INC

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eucharia Borden

AOSW

Term: 2019 - 2019

Tara Schapmire

Chelsea Kroll

Eucharia Borden

Jane Dabney

Meredith Cammarata

Michael Grignon

Sophia Smith

Brittany Moore

Kerry Irish

Sara Goldberger

Nina Miller