In the Public Interest: Past Issues

  • January 2014

    This newsletter addresses Toni C. Antonucci, PhD, reflections on being a public interest psychologist, Nelson Mandela's words of wisdom, Martin Luther King Jr.'s plea to APA’s 1967 Annual Convention, joy in the lives of the less fortunate, program to fight HIV/AIDS abroad, HIV discrimination, food assistance, relief for sequester and federal spending cuts, and paid family medical leave.

  • December 2013

    This newsletter addresses workplace bullying, working with older adults, american ethnic minorities, ACT Raising Safe Kids Program website, Roberta Downing, PhD, LGBT legislation, Older Americans Act reauthorization, geriatric training programs, LGBTI research priorities and investment in global HIV/AIDS programs.

  • November 2013

    This newsletter addresses National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Canadian Media Literacy Week, reducing stress in health priority populations, National Family Caregivers Month, the UN General Assembly on disability and development, impact of unemployment and Medicare and Medicaid Reforms.

  • October 2013

    This newsletter addresses new leadership in the Government Relations Office, Committee on Psychology in the Public Interest Awards, UN World Poverty Day, parenting in challenging times series, National Wellness Week, Congressional Fellowship and Executive Branch Science Fellowship program, and the United States Conference on AIDS.

  • September 2013

    In this issue: A mother's perspective on the sexualization of girls; honest dialogue on racial prejudice and stereotyping; safe and supportive schools for LGBT youth; and health disparities in boys and men.

  • June 2013

    This newsletter addresses the Public Interest Directorate convention highlights, Spanish-language version of the Girls Tip Card, National HIV Testing Day, supporting students with disabilites, health dispartities in males, Employee Health & Fitness Month and policy updates.

  • May 2013

    This newsletter addresses Children's Mental Health Awareness Month, the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO), the Resource Room for Persons with Disabilities at APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the ProDIGs request for proposals.

  • April 2013

    This newsletter addresses child abuse, Go Casual for Charity Day, amicus briefs, ACT Raising Safe Kids Program, Children's Mental Health Awareness Month, child trauma legislation, and the Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award.

  • March 2013

    This newsletter addresses the Psychology Benefits Society blog, Bersoff Presidential Award to Multicultural Programs, neurobehavioral effects of poverty, Committee on LGBT Concerns, resources and opportunities for psychologists, and policy updates.

  • February 2013

    This newsletter addresses new leadership in the Office of AIDS; Health Disparities Initiative, Work, Stress and Health 2013 conference; Black History Month; the new Psychology Benefits Society blog; LGBT health research foundation; and policy updates.

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