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APA seeks input on two federal regulatory requests for information

APA is preparing to respond to requests for information from the Biden administration on relevant and timely research issues.

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American Psychological Association. (2022, January 18). APA seeks input on two federal regulatory requests for information. https://www.apaservices.org/advocacy/news/federal-requests-information

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APA is currently preparing responses for two requests for information (RFIs) from the Biden administration on timely research issues relevant to U.S. communities and encourages psychologists to comment.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is requesting input from community health stakeholders, technology developers, and other interested parties about how digital health technologies are used or could be used in the future to transform community health, individual wellness, and health equity. They are particularly interested in information from community-based health settings and populations traditionally underserved by health care. Social, behavioral, and psychological science can contribute significantly to their understanding. Comments on the RFI on Strengthening Community Health Through Technology request should be submitted electronically via this web form by February 7. Contributions will be collected and incorporated in APA’s response to the White House.

The National Institutes of Health has issued a request for information from the NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) team on its Draft NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Strategic Plan for FYs 2022–2026 (PDF, 417KB). “The purpose of the COSWD Strategic Plan for FYs 2022–2026 is to communicate how the COSWD will advance its mission to be the agency’s thought leader in the science of scientific workforce diversity, using evidence-based approaches to catalyze cultures of inclusive excellence.” COSWD anticipates releasing it in spring 2022.

The plan describes three goals—to build, disseminate, and act on the evidence to advance scientific workforce diversity—and corresponding objectives and tactics to achieve each of these goals. It also articulates how the COSWD will leverage three cross-cutting strategies—collaborations, accountability, and evaluation—to pursue its efforts across all three goals. The deadline for contributing to the APA response is February 4. Submit suggestions and recommendations for the NIH RFI online.

The association looks forward to your input.

For more information, contact: Angela L. Sharpe, MG.