In the Public Interest
A publication of the Public Interest Directorate
In This Issue
- Preventing HIV, one pill at a time
Truvada may reduce the risk of contracting HIV, but it requires high levels of adherence to work. Here's how psychologists can help.
- Changing Diet and Exercise for Kids
When it comes to establishing healthy habits, you can teach children how to Act Boldly to Change Diet and Exercise (ABCDE).
- Gaston and Porter: Pioneers in the health of African-American women
February is Black History/African-American Heritage Month: The PI Directorate honors the contributions of Marilyn Gaston, MD, and psychologist Gayle Porter, PsyD.
By Stephanie Hargrove, BS
A Student's Perspective
- February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month
Young men, as well as young women, can be victims of teen dating violence.
By Thomas Soiles
Did You Know
- Child poverty costs an estimated $500 billion a year to the US
Not only does it raise costs, but also crime rates. Poverty also reduces productivity and economic output by 1.3 percent of GDP.
- APA Promotes Legislative Advocacy During Black Church Conference
Invitation to first ever conference of African-American faith leader group.
- APA, Numerous Groups Call for Full Funding of Maternal Home Visiting Programs
With March 2015 deadline, advocates seek to secure funding.
- APA Joins Key Partners in Call for Federal HIV/AIDS Funding
Advocates ask Congress to maintain investments in domestic and global HIV/AIDS programs.