Archive - Health Care Reform
APA Health Reform Matrix: Key Provisions by Priority
This document is a tool used to reference key provisions that are of special interest and benefit to psychology, psychologists and the public whom we serve
PI-GRO Health Reform Overview — March 2010
The landmark health care reform reflects over a year of tireless advocacy by the APA Public Interest, Education, and Science Government Relations Offices; Executive Office; and several coalitions. These efforts included drafting and reviewing legislative language; meetings and correspondence with key members of Congress and their staff, the White House, and the Executive Branch agencies; and grassroots advocacy by APA and coalition members.
- Role of Psychologists in Addressing the Mental and Behavioral Health Concerns of the 21st Century
- Psychology Workforce Development Provisions Health Care Reform Law
Health Care Reform Priorities
APA’s unique and overarching goal in health care reform is to facilitate the use of scientific knowledge and professional applications from the discipline of psychology for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of physical and mental disorders, as well as the promotion of health and wellness.
- Psychologists’ Role in Treating Persons with a Chronical Illness
Psychology and Other Health Workforce Bills
The bill also amends the Public Health Service Act and makes psychology eligible through the term “behavioral and mental health professionals” for membership on a permanent national health workforce commission.
Health Care Reform: Disease Prevention, Health Promotion, and Wellness
As experts in human behavior, psychologists work independently and as members of interdisciplinary teams to prevent disease and promote the health and wellness of individuals across the lifespan.
- Health Care Reform: Integrated Health Care
- APA Statement at the National Academies of Practice Briefing and Press Conference