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2018 DIVISION CONFERENCE: FEBRUARY 17 – CHAPEL HILL

Happy New Year! The 2018 Division of Independent Professional Practice Conference is February 17 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. For the brochure with registration form included, please click here.

Online registration is now open and available until Thursday, February 8 at noon. To register online, click here.

After February 8, please email, fax, or mail your registration to the NCPA office (contact info below). We must receive your registration form by Monday, February 12. All registrations received after the deadline of noon on February 12 will be charged a $50 late fee. 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference on February 17!                                              

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APA CALLS FOR CONSIDERATION OF BEST SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE BY CDC, HHS

In the wake of news reports about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Health and Human Services employees being “banned” from using certain words, the American Psychological Association welcomed statements today by the CDC director indicating the agency remains committed to its public health mission and will continue to base its policies on the best available scientific evidence.

“We in the science community urge the administration to support evidence-based government programs, particularly those that focus on improving life for the most vulnerable Americans, including transgender people, who have some of the highest rates of suicide in the nation. The ability to discuss scientific research and the ways it affects individuals and populations, including those who are marginalized, is necessary to keeping our nation healthy and safe,” said APA CEO Arthur C Evans Jr. “Limiting discussion of these populations will not make them go away, nor will it lessen the need for public health programs and scientific research.”   Continue reading.


URGENT – APA/APAPO LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT

Early Saturday morning the Senate voted to pass major tax reform legislation by a vote of 51-49.  Congress is now beginning conference committee work to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions, with a goal of passing a final version of the legislation within days.

The bills include provisions that APA and APAPO strongly oppose because of their adverse effect on both psychologists and consumer access to mental health and substance use treatment.  The Senate bill would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate and cut Medicare spending by 4% each year for the next ten years, starting with a cut of roughly $25 billion in 2018.  The Congressional Budget Office projects that eliminating the ACA’s requirement that most individuals obtain health insurance would cause average premiums in the individual market to jump 10%, resulting in the loss of coverage for millions of Americans.  The cuts to Medicare are the results of the bill’s increase to the federal deficit, which triggers automatic budget constraints established under the Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (PAYGO).  Continue reading and take action.


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