Tag Archive for Healthcare reform

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. …

THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT by Pat DeLeon, former APA President – Hawaii Psychological Association One of the fundamental objectives of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to fulfill the “triple aim” — that is, to improve the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improve the health of populations; and reduce…

APA Campaign to Change Direction!

Join the APA Campaign to Change Direction! Article Provided by Anitra Fay, PhD The American Psychological Association (APA) is happy to announce a campaign to change the perception of mental health. By so doing, barriers to an individual’s recognizing a need for and obtaining services can be reduced. The May 2015 issue of the American…