Public Interest Policy News
- APA Endorses Student Non-Discrimination Act in 113th Congress
- APA Advocates for Public Health Solutions to Gun Violence
- President Signs a Comprehensive Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
Key Child Trauma Legislation Makes Crucial First Step in New Congress
The legislation brings needed changes and expands funding for a child trauma network.
- APA Supports Legislation to Promote Mental Health in Schools
- APA Lauds Legislative Proposal to Study Influence of Violent Media on Children
- PI-GRO March 2013 Update (PDF, 4.0MB)
Public Interest Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) assesses Washington balance of power
While APA lost some key champions of issues of importance to psychology, the diverse 113th Congress offers an exciting opportunity for PI-GRO to foster new relationships.
PI-GRO Recaps 2012 APA Annual Convention Activities
Staff activities focused on APA programs and governance and public policy.
Public Interest Government Relations Office staff presents at Obesity Summit
APA representative provided policy perspective at the ABPsi/APA event
APA Advances Data Collection on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Electronic Health Records
Comments on the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program argued for collecting such data to address health disparities among sexual minority populations.
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
December 2011 Policy Update
APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office moderated a panel on domestic violence and children, supported the reintroduction of legislation to enhance the response of health systems to domestic violence, and signed-on to a coalition letter in support of federal funds to be used for syringe exchange program.
November 2011 Policy Update
APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office recently met with NIH staff to discuss research priorities on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender concerns and held a briefing on the benefits of work and impact of unemployment.
October 2011 Policy Update
APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office co-hosted a conference on military service member and veteran suicide prevention and have submitted a statement on socioeconomic status to a key United States Senate subcommittee.
September 2011 Policy Update
APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office provided an advocacy training for attendees of the Psychology Summer Institute, organized by the Minority Fellowship Program; partnered with the Education GRO for the first ever PsycAdvocate™ Day at the 2011 APA Convention; and reported on an important federal rule about preventive health care that will provide women with access to domestic violence screening.