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July 15, 2019

What APA is Doing for You: Diversity and Health Equity Resources

  • By Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., FRCP-E, FRCPsych
  • APA Leadership, Diverse populations, LGBTQ+, What APA is Doing For You

Diversity is one of the main pillars of APA’s mission and values, both in terms of making sure our profession is diverse and inclusive of a wide range of voices and viewpoints, and in addressing the issues that cause disparities in care for our minority and underserved patients. July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and with that in mind I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the ways that APA is working to ensure our members help address these care disparities through cultural competency training.

March 27, 2019

New Partnership to Focus on Gender Equity, Wellness and Leadership Issues Faced by Women Physicians

  • What APA is Doing For You

Female physicians face persistent challenges, including pay inequities, discrimination and an imbalance between responsibilities at work and home. To address those issues, six leading medical organizations have formed a partnership, Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership project (WEL), that will bring together early- to mid-career female physicians for networking, mentorship and leadership training.

January 16, 2019

Supporting Research Into Gun Violence is a Vital Public Health Concern

  • By Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., FRCP-E, FRCPsych
  • What APA is Doing For You

As physicians, we rely on a science-based approach to problem solving and know that solutions must be developed through evidence and extensive research. The APA believes that robust study into the underlying causes of gun violence and the effectiveness of potential interventions is necessary to reversing course and preventing further injury, death and other harms to society resulting from firearms.

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