The start of a new year is an exciting time. It gives us an opportunity to re-evaluate our successes and failures, make adjustments, and move forward. APA’s advocacy activities for parity, privacy, and patient protection are on course. In addition, following the 9/11 attacks we have launched the National Partnership for Workplace Mental Health to combat the mental health impact of terrorism, disaster, and economic uncertainty in the workplace (see page 1
). The 14-member national partnership (including APA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Mental Health Services, Delta Air Lines, Dow Chemical, Dupont, Glaxo-SmithKline, National Association of Manufacturers, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and other major employers) will provide employers nationwide with a first-response capability, editorial materials, training, and other tools to meet the mental health needs of their employees in the wake of terrorism and disaster.