In the Public Interest
A publication of the Public Interest Directorate
June 2007 | Vol. 1
LEAD STORYKeyona King-Tsikata, MPH and Heather E. Bullock, PhD
To advance recommendations and further APA’s work on SES, a two-year Task Force on Socioeconomic Status was established to examine psychological dimensions of the scope, nature, and effects of socioeconomic inequalities.
Public Interest Programs at APA Convention
More Convention Programming Highlights
- 2007 Public Interest Award Winners
Winners of the 2007 APA Public Interest Awards are Larke N. Huang, PhD, Gary W. Harper, PhD, and Vickie M. Mays, PhD.
- Office on Aging Convention Programming Highlights
The Committee on Aging will hold informative sessions at the Convention on aging issues.
By Deborah DiGilio
- OSES Launches Inaugural E-Newsletter: The SES Indicator
APA’s newest office, the Office on Socioeconomics (OSES) is set to launch the inaugural issue of its newsletter, The SES Indicator, in Spring 2008.
By Helena Dagadu
- The Psychological and Health Impacts of Social Injustice
Programs scheduled for the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco, California.
- APAGS Convention Programming
Each year, members of the APAGS Convention Committee work hard to develop a slate of excellent programs and social activities for students attending the APA annual convention.
Public Interest Advocacy News
- Public Interest Government Relations Office (PI-GRO)
Welcoming New Staff. In June, Krysta Jones, M.A., joined PI-GRO as the new Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer.
Welcome to "In The Public Interest!"
- Welcome to "In The Public Interest!"
In the Public Interest will serve as an added channel of communication and opportunity to work with our constituents, collaborators, governance leaders and friends in sharing information about topics of relevance to our work in “bringing psychology to the public.”
Inside the Public Interest
- Violence Prevention Program
CDC contracted with Public Interest Directorate Violence Prevention Program to create a working group to prepare a report identifying promising practices and strategies to prevent child maltreatment that integrates mental health and health in community health centers.
By Julia M. Silva
- Healthy Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students Project Begins It’s 9th Year
In 2006, the Healthy Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students Project was awarded a 5-year, $1.6 million cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build the capacity of youth-serving organizations to prevent HIV among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning youth below the age of 18.
By Hank Tomlinson
- Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls
The Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, released in February, attracted extensive early press coverage, with nearly 200 news placements nationwide and internationally.
By Leslie Cameron
- Women in the American Psychological Association: 2006
The Women's Programs Office continues to work to address issues and concerns for women in psychology.
By Tanya L. Burrwell
- Join The Public Interest Directorate Network!
The Public Interest Directorate invites you to join the New Public Interest Directorate Network.
- Answers to Your Questions For a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality
This pamphlet is designed to provide accurate information for those who want to better understand sexual orientation and the impact of prejudice and discrimination on those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Available in Spanish, English and Russian.