Healthcare Reform

Updates on state and national healthcare reform efforts.

Healthcare and Corporal Punishment

“OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER” Pat DeLeon, former APA President – Division 55 — June, 2017 Signs of a Unified Federal Health Care System?  Those intrigued by the seeming inconsistencies which exist when reflecting upon the role of the federal government as a provider of health care should develop an appreciation for…

APA Calls Upon Congress to Oppose American Health Care Act

Expresses concern to House leaders over Congressional Budget Office analysis APA Press Release / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Contact: Jim Sliwa / (202) 336-5707 / jsliwa@apa.org WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization sent a letter to congressional leaders stating their opposition to the American Health Care Act after a…

Recognize Barriers and Shatter Them

Pat DeLeon (former APA President) July 2016 Post The Extraordinary Vision of Give an Hour This Summer several USUHS nursing colleagues and I had the opportunity to attend a special Give an Hour symposium titled Veteran Wellbeing: Bridging the Divide, held at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.  Among the presenters were Dr. David…

Interdisciplinary Collaboration – Growing Enthusiasm

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION – GROWING ENTHUSIASM Pat DeLeon (former APA President) Column, June 2016 One of the major foundations, and thus challenges, of President Obama’s landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is moving our nation’s health care delivery system towards embracing interdisciplinary (i.e., interprofessional) collaboration and training. In addressing our health policy class at…

I’M LEAVIN’ ON A JET PLANE Pat DeLeon (former APA President) Column, March 2016 I have been fortunate to serve for two terms on the Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  There is a strong mental health presence on the Board including psychologist Ann Masten. …

Reflections from the Past, or Perhaps the Future?

Former APA President Reflects on the Past and Future of Psychology Pat Deleon, PhD, Former APA President For nearly four decades, I had the honor of serving on the staff of the late-U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, retiring in the fall of 2011 as his chief of staff. During that time, I was actively involved within…