APA Updates

New Poll: COVID-19 Impacting Mental Well-Being: Americans Feeling Anxious, Especially for Loved Ones; Older Adults are Less Anxious

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nearly half of Americans (48%) are anxious about the possibility of getting coronavirus, COVID-19, and nearly four in ten Americans (40%) are anxious about becoming seriously ill or dying from coronavirus, but far more Americans (62%) are anxious about the possibility of family and loved ones getting coronavirus. This is according to a new national poll released today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

More than one-third of Americans (36%) say coronavirus is having a serious impact on their mental health and most (59%) feel coronavirus is having a serious impact on their day-to-day lives. Most adults are concerned that the coronavirus will have a serious negative impact on their finances (57%) and almost half are worried about running out of food, medicine, and/or supplies. Two-thirds of Americans (68%) fear that the coronavirus will have a long-lasting impact on the economy.

APA Issues Update on Annual Meeting Opportunities
Update on Annual Meeting 2020 Refunds/APA On Demand 2020 CME
APA is committed to supporting your learning needs. While the Annual Meeting will not take place in 2020, the APA is working with presenters to develop APA On Demand 2020- an online collection of expert-led presentations covering emerging clinical topics, cutting-edge science and new therapies. 

The APA On Demand digital product will provide access to more than 300 hours of high-quality education. On Demand users may also claim up to 75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The online library will become available on April 25, 2020 and sessions will continue to be added throughout the summer. 
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Updates
Governor Wolf announces financial assistance for small businesses

Press release, March 26, 2020- Governor Tom Wolf announced that new funding is available to help small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, through a new program under the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority’s (PIDA) Small Business First Fund, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA).
The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently authorized the transfer of $40 million to the Small Business First Fund for CWCA. PIDA authorized making $60 million available to provide loans of $100,000 or less to for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees. Funds are expected to become available this week.