APA Coalition Work
APA actively participates in numerous coalitions with other scientific and professional organizations to pursue shared advocacy goals.
Below are letters to which APA recently signed on.
- APA and MHLG coalition partners sign on to letter promoting mental health parity
- APA and partners call for flexible sentencing for youth
- APA and the Behavioral Health Information Coalition recommended funding to assist providers with electronic health records
- APA and partners sent a letter in support of federal investments in graduate study
- APA signed on to a Friends of NIDA letter supporting research on cannabidiol and marijuana
- APA expressed its support for the legislation, “What You Can Do for Your Country Act of 2019,” being introduced by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
- The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) letter to Congress making two important recommendations: (1) strongly encourage and recommend that Congress reach a bipartisan agreement to raise the budget caps for non-defense discretionary spending, and (2) CNSF recommends a $9 billion appropriation for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in fiscal year 2020.
- APA, a member of a coalition of national organizations committed to children’s health, signed a letter in strong support of the “Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2019” (ACE Kids Act, S. 317/H.R. 1226)
- APA Letter to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) – express APA’s appreciation for the February 27, hearing on “Reviewing the Administration’s Unaccompanied Children Program.”
- APA Letters to Reps. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Tom Reed (R-NY) in Support of H.R. 1109, Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2019.
- APA Testimony – Committee on Health & Committee on Public Safety Joint Public Oversight Hearing: The District Government Strategy and Actions to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Submitted for the Record.
- Title IV-A Coalition Letter – urges passage of bipartisan legislation waiving the Budget Control Act’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 and FY 2021 spending caps and establishing new overall spending caps that allow for adequate investments in K-12 education programs.
- Community Letter requesting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to examine an additional area of potential new state tools through a Request for Information (RFI).
- Children’s Budget Coalition (House/Senate) – welcome letter to the new members of the 116th Congress.
- Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) – letter to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), providing recommendations for Congress to strengthen parity enforcement, stabilize the health insurance marketplace and promote behavioral integration.
- APA Continues Advocacy to Oppose Medicaid Work Requirements – APA joined more than 50 national organizations in a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 – APA’s response to the Request for Information (RFI) related to regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
- Act 4 JJ Campaign FY 2019 Appropriations Sign-on Letter – a broad network of organizations representing all states, territories, and the District of Columbia support full funding for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) in Fiscal Year 2019.
- Children’s Budget Coalition -- 75 child-focused organizations collectively dedicated to ensuring children are prioritized in the federal budget process urged Congress to restore a regular budget process and facilitate the re-opening of the government.
- CNSF Partial Government Shutdown –a broad-based group of professional organizations, businesses, universities, and scientific societies that advocate for sustained, robust federal support for the National Science Foundation (NSF) expressing concerns about the impact of the government shutdown on America’s research enterprise.
- Excellence Act Expansion – national mental health and substance use disorder organizations in the Mental Health Liaison Group urges quick action to extend and expand the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration.
- Partnership for Part D Protected Classes Sign-on Letter 2019 – opposes sections of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Proposed Rule: Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce, which would establish broad exceptions to Part D’s protected classes policy.
- Public Health Group Comments on U.S. – United Kingdom FTA - public health and medical organizations’ comments on Docket No. USTR-2018-0036.