March is National Social Worker Month and we salute the more than 25,000 social workers in the North Texas community. This year's theme "Forging Solutions out of Challenges" perfectly encapsulates the work that these individuals do for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and our patients on a daily basis. Social workers are critical to a patient who is looking for help and guidance while trying to juggle a cancer diagnosis, arduous treatment regimen, financial and legal concerns, just to name a few.
While most people think of social workers as support during treatment, they are truly a part of the entire cancer journey. This is why LLS is dedicated to help these dedicated individuals stay up to date on the latest treatments, therapies and support services for these patients. LLS offers 4.5 FREE CEUs to social workers as part of the Blood Cancer Conference & Cancer Expo.
We work closely with the social workers and case management teams to ensure that LLS resources are available to all who can benefit from our services. Every day there are men and women right here in our community who go above and beyond the call of duty to help families during their blood cancer journey.
In honor of national social work month, I invite you to thank a social worker who has touched your life. My heartfelt gratitude to all the providers who are dedicated to serving our blood cancer community every day!
Seetha Modi is the Patient Access Manager of the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and author of this monthly blog series. She has an Masters in Public Health and has experience working with varied aspects of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, the CDC and other health-related nonprofit organizations.