Diversity and Health Equity

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APA Diversity Mental Health Month

The theme for 2015 is Culturally Appropriate Care, helping psychiatrists and all mental health professionals to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population. Find a wide range of resources including our toolkit, professional resources, and more.

Diversity Information

Assorted public education resources about diversity in mental health including videos, reports, and fact sheets.

APA On Tour

APA’s flagship program to educate communities around the nation about disparities in mental health and to encourage and facilitate collaboration among a community's stakeholders to take action to eliminate mental health disparities. (formerly called OMNA on Tour)


Programs to enhance the training of psychiatry residents dedicated to serving minority and underserved populations and to foster an interest in psychiatry among medical students from diverse groups.

Recognition Awards

Given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and achievement toward the mental well-being of minority and underrepresented populations.

Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Equity

APA's council responsible for representing and advocating for populations and psychiatrists from minority and underrepresented groups.

Minority and Underrepresented (MUR) Group Caucuses

MUR caucuses provide a forum for representation, networking and communication among APA members who are American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Asian-American, Black, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Hispanic.  There is also a caucus for women and a caucus for international medical graduates). Caucus enrollment information.

Cultural Competence Curricula

Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership

The Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership is a collaboration between psychiatrists and clergy aimed at fostering a dialogue between two fields, reducing stigma, and accounting for medical and spiritual dimensions as people seek care.

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APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity