2012 Public Interest News
PI-GRO Recaps 2012 APA Annual Convention Activities
Staff activities focused on APA programs and governance and public policy.
Public Interest Government Relations Office staff presents at Obesity Summit
APA representative provided policy perspective at the ABPsi/APA event
APA Advances Data Collection on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Electronic Health Records
Comments on the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program argued for collecting such data to address health disparities among sexual minority populations.
APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office welcomes new team member
Nida Corry, PhD, joined PI-GRO’s staff as their lead on aging and women’s issues
What’s in the President’s Budget of Interest to Psychology
A general analysis of some key priorities for APA’s Education, Public Interest and Science Government Relations Offices within the President’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget request
January 2012 Policy Update
APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) worked on issues related to HIV/AIDS, child abuse, the mental health of military service members and veterans, and the Minority Fellowship Program. PI-GRO also released its inaugural annual report.
APA hosts congressional briefing on findings of APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration
APA past-president Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, and other task force members spoke at the briefing and met with congressional offices