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June 3, 2020 (PDF, 644KB)

  • Using psychology to address inequality.
  • Calling for extension of telehealth policies after COVID-19 emergency.
  • Cultivating congressional relationships with state psychological associations.
  • Bolstering support for students with disabilities in response to COVID-19.
  • Responding to the behavioral health crisis caused by the pandemic.
  • Supporting nursing home legislation.

May 20, 2020 (PDF, 207KB)

  • Urging Congress to provide emergency funding for mental health.
  • Ensuring telehealth coverage in ERISA health plans during the COVID-19 emergency.
  • Advocating for psychology students and borrowers impacted by COVID-19.
  • Requesting more support for students and educators.
  • Calling for a permanent legislative fix for DACA recipients.

May 6, 2020 (PDF, 443KB)

  • Integrated advocacy success: Psychologists can now provide phone-only services.
  • Encouraging support for COVID-19-related research.
  • Advocating for equity in internet access for students learning from home.
  • Mitigating COVID-19-related learning loss with state and local leaders.
  • Addressing the heightened risk of child abuse and neglect during COVID-19.
  • Bolstering federal support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

April 22, 2020 (PDF, 470KB)

  • Requesting better data collection and reporting of COVID-19 health disparities.
  • Bringing the social and behavioral science of pandemics to Capitol Hill.
  • Seeking to prevent disability-based discrimination in coronavirus cases.
  • Supporting psychologists in the public service workforce.
  • Addressing housing instability and homelessness spurred by COVID-19.
  • Proposing ways to enhance the behavioral and social science infrastructure.

April 8, 2020 (PDF, 194KB)

  • Urging the administration to allow audio-only telemental health services for Medicare patients.
  • Asking states to waive licensing restrictions in the wake of COVID-19.
  • Guiding states and health providers on avoiding disability-based discrimination.
  • Supporting students with disabilities.
  • Shaping the NIH Strategic Plan Framework.

April 1, 2020 (PDF, 204KB)

  • Advocating for psychologists, students and the public in third COVID-19 stimulus package.
  • CMS further expands psychologists’ ability to provide telehealth.
  • Calling on all states to lift restrictions on telehealth services. 
  • Gaining senator support for Medicare audio-only telehealth coverage.

March 24, 2020 (PDF, 424KB)

  • Calling for priority behavioral health measures in COVID-19 bill.
  • Protecting seniors and individuals with disabilities during COVID-19.
  • Advocating for psychology students, campus safety and student mental health during the COVID-19 crisis.

March 18, 2020 (PDF, 416KB)

  • Ensuring Medicare patients have access to telehealth during COVID-19 emergency.
  • Rallying Congressional support to fully fund critical state block grant for schools.
  • Advocating for APA priorities at the National Science Foundation and Department of Justice.

March 2-6, 2020 (PDF, 656KB)

  • Working with Capitol Hill to expand access to psychological services and training.
  • Supporting immigrants' mental health with new legislation.
  • Expanding access to intensive behavioral therapy for obesity care.
  • Supporting NIH's ability to fund more science.
  • Working with veterans on safe firearms storage.

Feb. 24-28, 2020 (PDF, 247KB)

  • In response to coronavirus, reducing barriers to telehealth services.
  • Calling for oversight hearings to protect immigrant children.
  • Supporting the essential role of research in improving teaching and learning.
  • Advocating for APA’s fiscal year 2021 appropriations priorities.

Feb. 16-20, 2020 (PDF, 337KB)

  • Calling for immediate halt to sharing confidential psychotherapy notes.
  • Raising concerns about possible religious discrimination in care.
  • Seeking to improve mental health care and discipline in schools.

Feb. 10-14, 2020 (PDF, 310KB)

  • A new advocacy network to mobilize psychologists.
  • Urging Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services not to impose major Medicare cuts in 2021.
  • Calling for an immediate halt to sharing immigrant youths' confidential psychotherapy notes with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Putting the president’s fiscal year 2021 budget in perspective.
  • Bringing psychology to new substance use disorder advisory committee.

Feb. 3-7, 2020 (PDF, 337KB)

  • Advising Congress on the mental health issues associated with climate change. 
  • Speaking out against Medicare’s proposed cuts in reimbursement. 
  • Raising awareness about pediatric mental health. 
  • Supporting Medicare coverage of services for eating disorders. 

Jan. 27-31, 2020 (PDF, 346KB)

  • Working to ease the addiction crisis.
  • Raising awareness about traumatic brain injuries in military and veterans.
  • Reducing barriers to fentanyl research.
  • Speaking out on Supreme Court ruling that could immigrant services.
  • Advancing suicide prevention research.
  • Advising White House on the research environment.

Jan. 20-24, 2020 (PDF, 369KB)

  • Advancing role of psychological pain management.
  • Focusing on black youth suicide and mental health.
  • Increasing access to whole-person care.
  • Improving care for veterans with serious mental illness.

Jan. 13-17, 2020 (359KB)

  • Statement on regulatory burden for cannabis researchers.
  • Expanding early childhood mental health services.
  • Sharing suicide prevention priorities.
  • Campaigning to increase access to mental health services.
  • Advocating for regulatory changes.
  • Welcoming new members of APA Advocacy Coordinating Committee.

Jan. 6-10, 2020 (PDF, 357KB)

  • APA's 2020 advocacy priorities.
  • Calling for more basic and clinical psychological research.
  • Talking with Sen. Gillibrand about health confidentiality.
  • Hand-delivering APA report on psychology of immigration to every member of Congress.
  • Addressing rural mental health and suicide prevention with Senate committee.
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