In the Public Interest: Past Issues

  • March 2015

    This newsletter addresses obesity in African-American women, preventing HIV, diet and exercise for kids, Marilyn Gaston and Gayle Porter, teen dating violence, child poverty in the U.S., APA promotion of legislative advocacy with Black church conference, maternal home visiting programs and call for federal HIV/AIDS funding.

  • January 2015

    This newsletter addresses reflections on being a public interest psychologist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, APA's First Official Resolution on Issues Related to Homosexuality, Safe and Supportive Schools Projects website, psychology's duty to promote and protect human rights, psychology’s role in reducing police and community conflicts, federal poverty research, LGBT behavioral health disparities, employment issues, and early learning and child care.

  • December 2014

    This newsletter addresses World AIDS Day, Human Rights Day, protecting your aging brain, Ethnicity and Health in America Series, sexualization of girls, the truth about HIV/AIDS, federal advocacy activities, detention of immigrant children and families, services for homeless children and youth, and APA's Congressional Fellowship and Executive Branch Science Fellowship programs.

  • November 2014

    This newsletter addresses psychology contributing towards the American dream, Ferguson aftermath, National Family Caregivers Month, child sexual abuse in the black community, suicide prevention, militarization of police forces, early learning spending and policy in Washington, D.C.

  • October 2014

    This newsletter addresses National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Clients, National Latina Heritage Month, biopsychosocial challenges of older adults living with HIV, minority economic disparities, SAMHSA three-year strategic plan and four decades of success on Capitol Hill.

  • September 2014

    This newsletter addresses childhood obesity, the Annual Psychology Summer Institute, health disparities in boys and men, the 2015 Work, Stress and Health Conference, questions in a practicum interview, dementia prevention, the Minority Fellowship Program, assessing persons with disabilities, a bill that improves employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, UN Disability Treaty and key health disparities legislation introduced in the House of Representatives.

  • August 2014

    This newsletter addresses the 1964 Civil Rights Act, prolonging vitality, International Congress of Applied Psychology 2014, childhood poverty, Public Interest Directorate convention highlights, sexualization at an early age, disability and LGBT issues around adoption and foster care, discrimination against the unemployed, federal behavioral counseling and sexually transmitted infections proposal, young people immigrating across the nation’s southern border, law enforcement mental health systems response to violence and the White House Summit on Working Families.

  • June 2014

    This newsletter addresses 2015 Work, Stress and Health Conference announces call for proposals, LGBT Pride, Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS call for nominations, National HIV Testing Day, power of individual responses to victims of sexual assault, Indian health service funding, juvenile justice, federal caregiving and respite care programs funding, perinatal depression screening, gay black men and advocacy and federal policy.

  • May 2014

    This newsletter addresses children's mental health awareness month, International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, tip sheet for psychologists working with older adults, Employee Health & Fitness Month, ProDIGs, 2015 Public Interest Awards, hip hop therapy, congressional testimony on mental health systems reform, raising the minimum wage, and hunger and food assistance.

  • April 2014

    This newsletter addresses National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2014 Council of Representatives Meeting, Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill," human right benefits of scientific progress, policymakers opinions of what psychological research has to say about key legislative issues, improvements in children’s mental health, early learning experiences and LGBT workplace issues.

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