In the Public Interest
A publication of the Public Interest Directorate
DR. KEITA'S COLUMN
IN THIS ISSUE
- Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
- Pentagon and Congress Should Act Quickly to End Gay Military Ban, APA Says
Cites large body of scientific research
- Confronting childhood obesity
Tips and resources for parents about helping their children make better decisions about what they eat to prevent childhood obesity.
- HOPE Program
The HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program endeavors to enhance psychologists' ability to competently and compassionately respond to people infected and affected by HIV.
- Cyber Mentors
- Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award
This award seeks to recognize an APA member who has had a significant and enduring impact on advancing the role of psychological principles to enhance the lives of and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
- Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI)
- Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
- Public Interest Government Relations Office
The Public Interest Government Relations Office actively engages in shaping federal policy to promote psychology in the public interest. Issue areas include: aging; children, youth, and families; individuals with disabilities; ethnic minority affairs; HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues; socioeconomic status; and women’s issues.
- May 2010 Policy Update
Public Interest Government Relations Office updates on federal policy issues, including leadership changes for APA's PI-GRO, the Healthy Media for Youth Act, the Department of Defense DADT policy change, the re-authorization of K-12 Education Law, and much more.