As a member of the APA Board, I chaired our Task Force on Parity, which was actively involved in supporting our advocacy efforts at both the state and federal levels. I also cochaired a presidential initiative that helped focus attention on the incidence of psychiatric disorders on college campuses and the challenges associated with providing appropriate consultation and treatment services in such settings. I've also tried to enhance the collaboration and coordination between APA and other allied and advocacy organizations. In particular, I have worked with APA to develop joint testimony, amicus briefs, and position statements with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Mental Health America, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. I believe that such partnerships and joint efforts enhance our ability to achieve our larger goals and objectives.