A reception for all supporters of APAPAC will take place on
Saturday, May 21, 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 in place, psychiatry faces a crucial time that will
determine protections 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
Information about joining APAPAC is posted online at<www.psych.org/members/apapac/index.cfm>.
Information is also available from APAPAC Manager Jason Pray by
or by phone at (703) 907-8581.