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.

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Congressional Advocate Resources

Congressional Advoccates can access additional resources to learn more about the issues.

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