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Diversity & Health Equity

Our Vision

APA members represent a diverse and culturally responsive community of psychiatrists that promote mental health equity through the provision of quality mental health care to all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religious orientation, and/or disability status.

Our Core Values

We value equity, inclusion, respect, mentorship, and collaboration.

Our Mission

  • Develop programs and resources to bring awareness to and support the needs of evolving, diverse, underrepresented, and underserved patient populations.
  • Implement strategies to enrich the diverse representation of psychiatrists within the APA.
  • Collaborate across multiple medical and non-medical sectors to end disparities in mental health care.

Featured Events and Initiatives


Structural Racism Accountability Committee

The APA BOT Structural Racism Accountability Committee (SRAC) was formed in 2021 to ensure the recommendations of the 2020-2021 APA Presidential Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry (TFSR) are carried out.

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Moore Equity in Mental Health 5K

Join APA Saturday, July 9 for a Virtual 5K: Run, Walk, or Roll benefitting APA Foundation's Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Initiative.

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Upcoming Events

MOORE Equity in Mental Health Roundtable Conversation: Today's Advocacy Paving a Path for a Brighter Future
MOORE Equity in Mental Health Community Fair in Partnership with Howard University Hospital
  •   Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  •   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  •   For more information contact [email protected]
MOORE Equity in Mental Health Roundtable Conversation: Community-Based Mental Health Programs for Youth of Color

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