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.

Health Care Reform

Opioid Epidemic

Comprehensive Mental Health Reform

Mental Health Parity

Public Health Programs

Children's Health Insurance Program

Military and Veterans Affairs

Patient Safety

Physician Reimbursement, Practice and Training

Research Promotion

Advocacy Action Center

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