2005 Public Interest Advocacy
Rapid HIV Testing Initiative, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
APA urges Congress to provide the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention an additional $4.8 million towards the Rapid HIV Testing Initiative aimed at training mental health service providers in rapid HIV testing, prevention counseling, and direct mental health services.
Indian Health Service: Mental Health/Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs
APA recommends that Congress provide an additional $30 million to the Indian Health Service for mental health and alcohol and substance abuse programs.
Letter Concerning the TANF Reauthorization (Before Markup)
APA recommends screening and treatment for mental health and substance abuse, comprehensive health insurance coverage for children and mandatory reporting provisions of referral and services for mental health and substance abuse.
TANF Reconciliation Letter to the Senate
The TANF proposal in the House reconciliation bill contains significant and controversial policy changes that require and deserve full congressional debate.