The American Psychiatric Association’s Advocacy Efforts

An experienced New York psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Turner completed a post-baccalaureate pre-med program at Columbia University and earned her medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Over the course of her career, she has found success both as a clinical practitioner and a clinical instructor. Dr. Susan Turner holds active membership in the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

In addition to providing a range of services and resources directly to its membership base, the APA seeks to engender positive policy change through its various governmental advocacy efforts. The APA Political Action Committee (APAPAC) is a non-partisan PAC that seeks to advance the psychiatric and mental health professions by making financial contributions to existing and aspiring members of Congress.

In cooperation with APAPAC, the APA supports grassroots political advocacy through its Congressional Advocacy Network and helps members to communicate with elected representatives through its Advocacy Action Center. In addition to its work in Washington, D.C., the APA provides assistance to district branches and state associations to impact legislative and regulatory affairs at the state level throughout the country.