Public Affairs Committee
Chairs, Jeffrey Freedman, M.D. and Vivian Pender, M.D.

Committee Charge

1. To improve the positive image of psychiatry. To this end, to seek ways of reaching the print, radio, and television media, and to be readily available to media requests for information and for programs on the broad range of psychiatric subjects of interest to the general public.
2. To devise means for monitoring these programs so that we will have some basis for evaluating their effectiveness.
3. To open up channels of communication with the New York Medical Society in order to familiarize physician colleagues with psychiatrists’ special capabilities.
4. To continue to work with Area II Public Affairs Committee on their outreach projects.

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