A reception for all supporters of APAPAC will take place on
Saturday, May 22, at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta. (APAPAC is APA's
political action committee.) If you are not among that number yet, then
rectify the situation by stopping by the APAPAC suite at the Omni
Hotel. Your support is needed to help make APAPAC an integral part of
APA's campaign to educate and influence Congress about the needs of the
profession and your patients.
APAPAC provides the Association with a direct opportunity to
support the election of federal candidates who will best advocate for
psychiatry's interest in Congress.
With a new Congress before us, psychiatry faces a crucial time that will
determine what protections are in place from abusive managed care practices
for patients and the profession, protection of the privacy of medical
records,the future of the Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act, medical
liability reform, and reimbursement funding for psychiatrists. Your PAC
support enables APA to increase its proactive education and lobbying campaign
on these, and other, issues.
Information about joining APAPAC is posted online at APA's
Web site at<www.psych.org/members/apapac/index.cfm>.
Information is also available from APAPAC Manager Jason Pray by
or by phone (703) 907-8581.