In the Public Interest
A publication of the Public Interest Directorate
News & Events
- National Health Disparities Steering Committee holds its first meeting in Washington, D.C.
The steering committee includes APA members who have expertise in health disparities and in stress, obesity and substance abuse
- Effective Providers Program invited to the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Julia da Silva, director of APA's Violence Prevention Office, presented about child victims of violence
- Suited for change making a difference in women's lives
PI’s own Ivana Willis, currently administrative assistant in the directorate, has become a "face of success"
- Resources and opportunities for psychologists
Learn about the CEMA Tanaka and the CEMRRAT Suinn Awards, ProDIGS announcement and the SPSSI Teaching Award.
June Policy Update
- APA hosts congressional briefing on findings of APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration
APA past-president Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, and other task force members spoke at the briefing and met with congressional offices
- House and Senate take action toward reauthorization of domestic violence legislation
Both bills include APA-supported provisions to reauthorize and strengthen the health care system’s identification, assessment and response to violence
- APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office welcomes new team member
Nida Corry, PhD, joined PI-GRO’s staff as their lead on aging and women’s issues
- APA member provides crucial expertise for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Tony Mannarino, PhD, spoke about the impact of child trauma and evidence-based practice
- APA joins numerous organizations in asking congress to support family caregivers
Groups came together to advocate in the face of anticipated tightening of funds