Federal Affairs

In our nation’s capital, APA leaders and Department of Government Relations staff advise Congress, the White House, and federal agencies on issues facing the medical specialty of psychiatry, our patients, and their families. APA advocates for quality and accessible mental health care by facilitating communication between psychiatrists and their legislators. Additionally, APA’s Political Action Committee, APAPAC, works to elect Members to Congress who demonstrate support for psychiatry and mental health.

Appropriations (Funding)

Coalition Efforts

Comprehensive Mental Health Reform

Criminal Justice

Diversity & Health Equity

Health Care Reform

Mental Health Parity

Military and Veterans Affairs

Opioid Epidemic

Patient Safety

Physician Reimbursement, Practice and Training

Public Health Programs

Research Promotion

Suicide Prevention

Workforce

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Congressional Advocate Resources

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