Every November, APA asks you to “apportion” 10 votes to some combination of divisions and state associations. The votes that are allocated determine the number of Council Representatives for each division and state association. The Society for Health Psychology (Division 38) is one of the largest divisions in APA — with one of the lowest “voter turn-outs.” The Council of Representatives is one of APA’s most important governance bodies, with the power and authority to shape APA’s policies. Furthermore, the Council elects most of the APA officers as well as members of APA boards and committees.
It is important that our Society and its members continue to be represented on Council. This ensures that perspective of Health Psychology informs the development and the setting of APA policy. So, please, vote this year, and if you can, give all 10 of your votes to the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38). Help give Health Psychology a stronger voice in APA!