Physical & Mental Health
APA is committed to achieving universal access to physical and mental health and substance use services. Health coverage is fundamental to reducing health disparities and promoting the just and equitable treatment of all segments of society.
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Recent APA Advocacy on Physical & Mental Health
APA on the Senate Health Care Bill
APA CEO Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, calls on the psychology community to oppose the Senate health care bill. He discusses psychology's priorities for federal health care policy and asks for your help in contacting Congress.
APA is committed to achieving universal access to mental health and substance-use services at parity with physical health services. We are also committed to maintaining strong health insurance protections and reducing health disparities.
Please contact your senators to ask them to move forward, not backward, on health care reform, and to vote against any legislation that would undermine essential health benefit protections or result in Americans losing health coverage.
Any health care legislation passed by Congress should increase - not decrease - the number of Americans with coverage for mental health and substance use services.
About APA Advocacy
APA represents the largest and most visible national presence advocating for psychology at the federal level. There are three APA government relations offices and two APA-affiliated organizations that engage in government relations activities.