APA wants to increase support for research, training, public education and interventions that improve health and reduce health disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations.
What Are Health Disparities?
Examples of Health Disparities
Racial and ethnic health disparities alone cost the U.S. an estimated $1.24 trillion between 2003 and 2006.
Funding Research Can Help Eliminate Health Disparities
APA advocates for sustained and sufficient federal funding for research into preventing and eliminating health disparities, including:
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Recent APA Advocacy on Health Disparities
Health disparities are a social justice issue that can best be eliminated through system level actions.
About APA Advocacy
APA represents the largest and most visible national presence advocating for psychology at the federal level. There are three APA government relations offices and two APA-affiliated organizations that engage in government relations activities.