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

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. Although not yet a year old, OSES has initiated numerous activities aimed at fulfilling its charge to direct, oversee, facilitate, and promote psychology’s contribution to the understanding of socioeconomic status (SES) in the lives and well-being of the poor. The quarterly newsletter is part of OSES’ communication efforts to keep APA members, staff, and the public informed and engaged in the activities of OSES and the Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES). The SES Indicator provides opportunities for information and knowledge exchange on SES-related issues. The inaugural issue not only reviews what OSES has accomplished since its inception last year, but also points to future activities and programs readers can expect from the Office and Committee in 2008.

The SES Indicator’s articles indicate that the interest, enthusiasm, and excitement surrounding the creation of the Office and Committee continue to build. OSES has and will continue to take full advantage of this momentum by strengthening its existing SES Network, reaching out to other individuals and organizations working on SES-related issues, and building up its communication and publication capacity to better serve members and the general public as an information and referral source on issues related to SES.

Highlighted in the inaugural issue are key events, programs, and activities generated from the momentum surrounding OSES and CSES. Also featured are OSES’ efforts to reach out to individuals and organizations concerned with increasing socioeconomic well-being and reducing socioeconomic disparities, including policy makers and those in leadership positions.

OSES welcomes suggestions, comments, and input from members, APA staff, and the public in both the design and content of The SES Indicator. OSES believes that such feedback and involvement is essential in order to maintain the momentum of APA’s commitment to research, advocacy, and practice related to poverty, SES, and the reduction of socioeconomic disparities. Please contact The SES Indicator’s Managing Editor, Helena Dagadu for information on becoming a guest editor, submissions, guidelines, or any other suggestions you may have for the newsletter.

You may also contact the Office directly at 202-216-7601, visit the OSES website, or join the SESNETWORK & Listserv.

We look forward to your active involvement!