News Releases

America's Frontline Physicians Call on Government to Act on the Public Health Epidemic of Gun Violence

On February 14, 17 children and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, lost their lives at the hands of an individual with an assault weapon. Our organizations include 450,000 physicians and medical student members. Gun violence is a public health epidemic that is growing in frequency and lethality, and it is taking a toll on our patients.

APA Applauds Bipartisan Budget Agreement Bill That Includes Much-needed Funding for Opioid Crisis, NIH and Children’s Health Insurance Program

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) applauds today’s early morning passage of bipartisan budget legislation that will secure federal funding for two years.

APA Elects Dr. Bruce Schwartz as President-Elect

The members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have chosen Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D., as its next president-elect. The results were released today but are not official until the APA Board of Directors confirms the election at its March meeting.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media Encouraged to Attend APA Annual Meeting in New York City

The American Psychiatric Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting features nationally recognized experts in psychiatry and mental health policy, research and clinical practice. The meeting will feature more than 550 sessions and specialized tracks, including addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, physician well-being and burnout, and more. It will also include a Mental Health Innovation Zone highlighting advances in mental health technology.

APA and AAAP: Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders Need Treatment, Not Incarceration

Recent news accounts state that the Big Horn County (Mont.) Attorney has announced a "crackdown" policy on pregnant women who use drugs or alcohol.

APA Applauds CHIP Reauthorization, Providing Continued Access to Health Care for Millions of Low-Income Children and Youth

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) applauds bipartisan congressional passage of legislation extending the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), protecting children's health coverage and providing access to needed health and mental health services for nearly nine million children and adolescents from low-income families.

America's Frontline Physicians: Statement on Medicaid Qualified Providers

On behalf of the more than 560,000 physicians and medical students represented by the combined memberships of our organizations, we strongly urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to put patients first, and reconsider its support of state waiver requests that would prohibit qualified providers from participating in the Medicaid program.

APA Offers Assistance to Those Traumatized by False Alarm

This past weekend's erroneous message of an incoming attack on the Hawaiian Islands via a ballistic missile has the potential outcome of psychological trauma for the Hawaiian population and visitors.

America's Frontline Physicians: Statement on Medicaid Work Requirements

On behalf of the more than 560,000 physicians and medical students represented by the combined memberships of our organizations, we strongly urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to put patients first, and reconsider its willingness to approve state waiver requests that would impose work requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility. Our members are the frontline physicians who care for patients in rural, urban, wealthy and low-income communities, and are the foundation of the American health care system. These measures would be punitive and detrimental to patient care.

APA Calls for End to 'Armchair' Psychiatry

Today, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) reiterates its continued and unwavering commitment to the ethical principle known as "The Goldwater Rule."

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