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The Presidential Dialogues

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Greetings SfHP colleagues:

I am honored and delighted to serve as the Society for Health Psychology President.  Our 3000 members are involved in vital health psychology research, education and training, clinical services, advocacy and leadership in public and private sectors across the globe. We are also front and center in supporting patients, families, health care workers and health systems facing COVID and its far-reaching consequences. Members are also engaged in pressing research on health equity and strive to reduce disparities in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized communities.  Our first SfHP Presidential Dialogue includes an interview on health equity with Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP, President Elect, American Psychological Association. 

While we missed our in-person APA Convention in August, 2020, we hope that you have continued to enjoy so many dynamic presentations on pressing issues in health psychology.  SfHP members are actively working on virtual programs throughout the year for our membership and during the APA Convention August, 2021.  Members are encouraged to submit symposium by 1/12/2021 through:

The SfHP Executive Committee wishes all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!


Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., ABPP
SfHP President

The Presidential Dialogues: The Presidents Talk Health Equity 

Introducing The Presidential Dialogues with Dr. Helen L. Coons, SfHP President and Dr. Jennifer F. Kelly, President Elect, APA 2020. In the first episode of this series, Drs. Coons and Kelly discuss goals on addressing health equity in the U.S. over the next year.