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Key Policy Areas

  • Community Health Centers

    APA advocacy efforts related to access to primary health care services — and integrated mental and behavioral health care — for individuals in medically underserved urban and rural areas.

  • Early Childhood, K-12 and Higher Education

    APA advocacy efforts related to psychology’s role in education programs to improve teaching and learning — from testing and curriculum development, to violence prevention in schools and colleges.

  • Graduate Psychology Education

    APA advocacy efforts related to GPE, the only federal program dedicated to the education and training of psychologists. Grants for APA-accredited programs bring mental health care to underserved populations.

  • Federal Program Spending

    APA advocacy efforts related to funding for federal programs critical to the deployment of psychological practice and research in the service of promoting health and human welfare.

  • National Health Service Corps

    APA advocacy efforts related to NHSC, a federal program that recruits health care professionals to serve in high-needs, community-based systems of care in return for scholarship or loan repayment assistance.

  • Workforce Development

    APA advocacy efforts related to workforce issues concerning psychologists — shortage of qualified mental health professionals, availability and funding of federal programs.