APA directorate updates

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Updates from the Practice Directorate

For more information, contact Heather Miliman. 

  • Quick reference guide for PQRS measures, procedure codes and G-codes
    This summary chart helps practitioners identify Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures and the procedure codes and G-codes available for each measure. Additional materials and resources related to PQRS are available in the Quality Improvement Programs section at the APA Practice Organization’s Practice Central website. 

  • Stress in America survey exposes gaps in health care system
    The Practice Directorate’s annual Stress in America survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive in August 2012, and results were released during a press webinar on Feb. 7, 2013. This year’s survey looked more broadly at the relationship between health care, stress and behavior to better understand how people’s behavioral health needs could be better supported in the U.S. health care system. 

  • APA Practice working for you
    The semi-annual APA Practice working for you report highlights a broad range of activities the Practice Directorate engages in on behalf of practicing psychologists in diverse settings and consumers of psychological services.

Updates from the Science Directorate

For more information, contact Kirk Waldroff. 

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Updates from the Public Interest Directorate

For more information, contact Tina Wolridge.

  • Trash the ash
    Curbing tobacco use — especially among vulnerable populations — requires targeting anti-smoking messages just as effectively as tobacco companies hawk cigarettes, said attendees at APA’s Tobacco Health Disparities meeting. 

Updates from the Education Directorate

For more information, contact Hunter Clary.

  • APA Grants for Internship Programs
    2013 Request for Proposals
    APA has allocated up to $3 million over a period of three years for seed funding under a grant application process to increase the number of APA-accredited internship programs and positions. The dual purposes are to expand the number of accredited internship positions and to promote quality training for professional practice. This grant program is one component of multifaceted efforts across the profession and APA to address the significant imbalance in supply and demand for accredited internships. These grants will be limited to applicant internship programs operated by nonprofit entities.
    For this round of funding, applications must be received by July 31, 2013 for award in August 2013. The APA Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) Internship Grants Review Group will be reviewing applications in August 2013 and applicants will be contacted once the review process has concluded. Programs that were awarded funding in 2012 are not eligible to reapply.
    To apply, please complete the application.
    For more information, please visit our website. Questions concerning the grant program or applications can be directed to Amber Shifflett, (202) 336-5783, or Jackie Tyson, (202) 336-5966.