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APA Encourages Congress to Reauthorize CHIP, Providing Continued Access to Health Care for Millions of Low-Income Children and Youth

APA today voiced its strong support for Congressional reauthorization of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP funding is set to expire on Sept. 30 and Congress must act now to ensure funding and protect children’s health coverage and access to needed health and mental health services.

APA Voices Opposition to Graham-Cassidy Bill; Renews Call for Bipartisan Solution to Health Care

APA today voiced its strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate.

America’s Front-line Physicians Tell Senate it is Imperative to Stabilize Health Insurance Markets

Patients need to have access to a wide variety of affordable and comprehensive health insurance coverage options, said a coalition of major physician groups today in testimony submitted to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

APA Extends Sympathy to the Victims of Gulf Coast Flooding, Offers Resources to Cope with Aftermath

APA extends its sympathy to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which is causing extensive flooding in metro Houston and is soon to make its way through Louisiana.

APA Condemns Violence in Charlottesville, Reiterates Impact of Racism on Mental Health

APA issued the following statement from CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., in response to the events that took place in Charlottesville, Va.

Mental Health Courts Reduce Recidivism Among Adults with Mental Illness

Mental health courts are effective in reducing the number of adults with mental illness returning to the justice system, according to a new meta-analysis published online today in Psychiatric Services in Advance.

American Psychiatric Association Foundation Unveils the Center for Workplace Mental Health

APA Foundation announced today the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is now the Center for Workplace Mental Health. With this change, the Center is also introducing a new website, www.workplacementalhealth.org.

APA Offers to Assist the Administration on the Opioid Emergency

APA issued the following statement from APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. after President Trump announced plans to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency, a designation that would offer states and federal agencies more resources and power to combat the epidemic.

APA Applauds Confirmation of Dr. McCance-Katz for HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

APA congratulates Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., on her confirmation as the first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the Department of Health and Human Services. The APA strongly supported her nomination.

APA Congratulates Jerome Adams on His Confirmation as United States Surgeon General

Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H., was confirmed today by the Senate as the next United States surgeon general. In this key role as the “nation’s doctor,” Adams will provide the public with the best available scientific information about how to improve their health and prevent illness or injury.

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