APA letter to President Obama and the OMB on the FY 2012 budget
- federal science and research agencies;
- programs that address suicide;
- the Graduate Psychology Education Program;
- the Minority Fellowship Program;
- family caregiver supports;
- efforts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that include injury control and prevention and autism research and surveillance;
- HIV prevention and research;
- the State Paid Leave Fund;
- behavioral health services for individuals experiencing homelessness in concurrence with mental health and substance abuse problems;
- services provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Department of Labor’s One-Stop Career Centers;
- the Indian Health Service;
- aviation safety efforts at National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration;
- the priority of radicalization research at the Department of Homeland Security; and
- the Elder Justice Act.
APA also expressed concern over the President’s proposed cuts and eliminations that include:
- research at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Center for Special Education Research;
- Department of Education programs related to mental and behavioral health and gifted and talented education;
- the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, housed at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA);
- the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health;
- the Older Adults program at SAMHSA;
the Health and Development for People with Disabilities Program at the CDC.
APA continues to advocate with Congress and the Administration on behalf of these priorities.