Public Interest Advocacy
APA Initiatives on Immigration and Related Issues
Over the last decade, APA has engaged in education, outreach and advocacy on behalf of immigrants
Paycheck Fairness Act
On Tuesday, July 20, Senior Director Shari Miles-Cohen, PhD attended a White House Middle Class Task Force event to hear Vice President Joseph Biden implore members of the U.S. Senate to be “on the right side of history” by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12 and S. 182).
Healthy Media for Youth Week
APA will recognize Healthy Media for Youth Week which will feature activities, programs and learning opportunities spearheaded by the APA Public Interest Directorate to draw attention to ways in which psychological research has substantiated the tremendous impact that media has on our youth.
Health Disparities and Health Care Reform
Advocacy efforts address reducing health disparities across all populations, health care reform policy, increasing access to mental and behavioral health services, and addressing the social determinants of health.
Congress Recognizes ADA’s 20th Anniversary
APA has been active in supporting legislation that ensures equal access to health care, education, technology and others services to individuals with mental and physical disabilities
APA Celebrates Passage of Post-Partum Depression Legislation
The Melanie Blocker Stokes Post Partum Depression Research and Care Act will increase research, education and outreach for new mothers and families suffering from postpartum depression
- APA Letter to Members of Congress Encouraging Support of Repealing "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" Policy (PDF, 64KB)