Cultural Understanding

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)

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.

Cultural Competence Curricula

  • Reducing Ethnic/Racial Disparities Across the LifeCycle in the AGA of PPCA (2 CME Credits; free for members)
    • Reducing, externalizing, and internalizing Symptoms and disorders among Hispanic youth
    • Psychiatrist communication behaviors with depressed African Americans
    • Improving antidepressant engagement among depressed Latinos
    • Disparities in cognitive function and rate of decline by race/ethnicity
  • The Practicality of Cultural Psychiatry: Bridging the gap between theory and practice (1.5 CME Credits; free to members)


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

Contact Us

APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity

2015 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • New York, NY
  • Thur,  Oct  08 - Sun,  Oct  11
2016 Annual Meeting
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Sat,  May  14