Message from the Director

The Office and Committee on SES remains committed to identifying and acting as a catalyst within APA’s efforts to address issues of SES, and to promote appropriate attention to SES in psychological research and practice.

By Keyona King-Tsikata, MPH

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the Office and Committee on SES,

The Office and Committee on SES remains committed to identifying and acting as a catalyst within APA’s efforts to address issues of SES, and to promote appropriate attention to SES in psychological research and practice.  We thank you for your continued support and participation as issues related to SES become central in conversations throughout the nation and worldwide.

The time is ripe to advance psychology’s contributions to the understanding and remediation of SES related disparities in health, education, and human welfare. APA’s annual Convention serves as a great platform to bring together leaders in the field to offer fresh perspectives and engaging conversations that are relevant and timely for the interest of the public. We are again excited to be participating in several symposia and activities highlighted in this issue and enthusiastically invite you to participate. 

As always, we encourage you to continue to share your thoughts, impressions, and opinions with OSES by contacting the Office directly, visiting our website, or joining the SESNETWORK and Listserv. Your input and involvement helps the Office and Committee prioritize the issues that APA needs to address in fulfilling its commitment to research, advocacy, and practice related to poverty, SES, and the reduction of socioeconomic disparities.

Please visit the Office on Socioeconomic Status to access new information and resources, including the CSES Call for Nominations for terms beginning January 2010 (due September 4, 2009).

Sincerely,
Keyona King-Tsikata, MPH
Director, Office on SES