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Advocates’ Corner: Resources for Science Advocacy
News & Events
Briefing Spotlights NIDA-Funded Research on Opioid Use Disorder Prevention
Speakers discussed innovative prevention strategies identified by Friends of NIDA research.
Congressional Briefing Highlights NIAAA Research on Alcohol Use Disorders in Women
The presenters described the patterns in women’s alcohol use, the medical consequences of excessive alcohol use for women, and the unique needs of women in treatment programs.
On Capitol Hill, APA Spotlights Imbalance in Funding Priorities at the National Institute of Mental Health
The event addressed the direction of funding priorities at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Congressional Briefing Shines Spotlight on Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study
An overview of a long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.
Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill Shines Spotlight on Federally Funded Health Research
The Coalition for Health Funding’s first annual Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill featured representatives from 40 national health organizations.
Congressional Briefing Illustrates the Importance of Human Factors in Autonomous Systems Research and Design
Presenters vividly demonstrated the value of interdisciplinary research.
Key Policy Areas
APA advocacy efforts related to the process of peer review, ensuring that only those research proposals with the highest scientific merit receive funding from federal agencies.
Federal Research Spending
APA advocacy efforts related to funding for federal agencies that support behavioral and psychological research — educating policymakers about its role in innovation and advances in public health.
APA advocacy efforts related to psychological research of the prevention, etiology and treatment of substance use disorders.
Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
APA advocacy efforts related to service members, veterans and their families — access to mental and behavioral health care, PTSD, substance use and abuse, brain injuries and psychosocial rehabilitation.
National Institutes of Health
APA advocacy efforts related to NIH, the largest federal funder of psychological research — promoting research projects, influencing policy, and increasing federal funding for behavioral research.
Exec. Branch Science Fellowship
The APA Science Directorate sponsors an annual fellowship which places a psychological scientist in a federal executive branch science agency.