In the Public Interest
A publication of the Public Interest Directorate
Public Interest Directorate Convention Highlights
For symposia addressing health and health disparities, social justice, diversity and human rights, and for information on APA Public Interest Awards, visit Public Interest Directorate Convention Highlights.
- Lo Que Las Niñas y Jóvenes Sí Pueden Hacer
"What matters is how hot you look, not who you are or what you can do." This powerful message is everywhere — on TV, in magazines, music and videos, online, in stores and clothes.
- June 27 is National HIV Testing Day
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) — June 27 — is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test, Take Control."
- Supporting Students with Disabilities
Disability Issues in Psychology Office Director Anju Khubchandani is presenting on "Supporting Students With Disabilities: Building Inclusive, Sustainable Postsecondary Programs" at the 36th Annual AHEAD Conference in Baltimore, Md., on July 11, 2013.
- New APA Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men
APA's Health Disparities Initiative launches the Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men.
- June is Employee Health & Fitness Month
APA supports the health and fitness of APA staff all year round.
- June policy updates
PI-GRO advocates for public health solutions to gun violence, funding for Violence Against Women Act, protections for LGBT persons and other pressing issues in May.
Resources and Opportunities for Psychologists
- Grants for health services dissertation research
Awards given to support dissertation research, which will improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Candidates are required to address health services research issues critical to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality priority populations. The entire project period must be between nine to 17 months. Awards are not renewable.