American Psychiatric Association Virtual State Advocacy Conference

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APA Members are invited to learn more about the state legislative process and important advocacy topics.

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The State Advocacy Conference will focus on developing effective legislative strategies and tactics to engage legislators on the many challenges facing psychiatry and mental health at the state level. Attendees will be equipped to engage law-makers on legislation impacting state mental health care policies.

We are currently receiving confirmations from invited speakers; please check back often as session information and conference resources will be updated below.

Session Schedule At A Glance:

12pm – 5pm EST

SESSION ONE

This session welcomes participants and features state legislators who will emphasize the importance of tying advocacy issues to compelling patient stories, concise messaging, and clear legislative goals and requests.

SESSION TWO

Session Two will focus on the quickly changing telemedicine landscape and how these transformations will impact the future of psychiatry and patient access to care. This panel will also explore APA’s advocacy efforts at the state level to retain some of the current expansions in telemedicine, and explain how APA members can get involved in this process.

SESSION THREE

This session will frame the relevance of psychiatry to social and racial justice through the lens of state and local action. We will explore how various communities are leaning into racial equity and health disparities in relation to access to psychiatric care. This session introduces us to current actions and will be a springboard for future discussions.

SESSION FOUR

Just announced! Tim Storey, Executive Director of the National Conference of State Legislators, will provide an exciting overview of upcoming November elections, focused on the implications the elections could have for states.

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