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COVID-19 Advocacy

APA is working to ensure continued access to psychiatric services & to equip psychiatrists to respond and adapt.

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In our nation's capital, the APA Department of Government Relations and Division of Policy, Programs, and Partnerships staff advise Congress, the White House, and federal agencies on issues of significance to psychiatry. Representing the interests of psychiatrists, our patients, and their families, APA advocates on a wide range of legislative and regulatory initiatives. Additionally, APA's Political Action Committee, APAPAC, works to elect Members of Congress who demonstrate support for psychiatry and mental health.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Federal Funding

Appropriations Research

Health Care Delivery Models

Collaborative Care Telepsychiatry

Health Insurance Coverage & Access

Medicare Medicaid Parity Substance Use Disorders Drug Pricing

Military & Veterans Affairs

Minority Mental Health & Health Equity

Women's Health LGBTQ+ Immigration Racial Disparities

Physician Reimbursement & Quality Improvement

Public Health

Suicide Prevention Gun Violence Trauma-informed Care Patient Safety

Workforce Development

GME Loan Repayment Programs International Medical Graduates (IMGs)



APA's Political Action Committee is the political arm of APA – our voice on Capitol Hill and how we get mental health champions elected to the U.S. Congress.



Congressional Advocacy Network is APA's political grassroots network who connect with Congress to ensure that legislation is informed by constituent psychiatrists.

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