IN THIS ISSUE

Message from the Director

The Office and Committee on SES remains committed to advance psychology’s contributions to the understanding and remediation of SES related disparities in health, education, and human welfare

By Keyona King-Tsikata, MPH

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

Welcome to the third volume of the SES Indicator. The Office and Committee on SES remains committed 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. This year, the Office and Committee are excited to be participating in several symposia and activities, including:

  • Preconvention CE Workshop
  • Four CSES-sponsored symposia
  • SES Convention Program Highlights
  • The Annual SES Network Meeting
  • The SES Leadership Award Presentation
  • PI Booth

Visit our website to access new information and resources, including the newly released report of the Task Force on Psychology’s Contribution to End Homelessness and the updated SES Intersecting fact sheets. We also encourage you to review and consider the CSES Call for Nominations for terms beginning January 2011 (due August 27, 2010).

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.

We thank you for your continued support and participation as issues related to SES become central in conversations throughout the nation and worldwide.