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March 17, 2023

Achieve Mental Health Equity Update: Spring 2023

  • Diversity News and Updates

In our first quarterly newsletter of the year, we highlight the important work of our members, including early career fellows and long-standing advocates for mental health equity. We also share new in-person and virtual educational offerings on various topics including climate-change, maternal mental health, as well as the premier of our podcast series Looking Beyond: Unplugged.

March 15, 2023

Culture Corner: Book and Film Recommendations from APA Member Francis G. Lu, M.D.

  • Diversity News and Updates

Dr. Lu provides tailored recommendations that tie into the theme of the social determinants of mental health. These recommendations establish the importance for mental health professionals in understanding, diagnosing and including social determinants of mental health in treatment planning, as well as mobilizing social action to advocate for policy changes.

March 09, 2023

Chief Chats: A Conversation with Dr. Vishal Madaan

  • Diversity News and Updates

Dr. Vishal Madaan is the Chief of Education & Deputy Medical Director at the American Psychiatric Association (APA). In this role, Dr. Madaan leads content development and innovation for APA educational programs, including those offered through its Annual Meeting, online APA Learning Center, educational grants, and accreditation efforts.

March 06, 2023

Mental Health Equity Champion Spotlight: Dr. Bernardo Ng

  • Diversity News and Updates

Each quarter we highlight an individual in the field of psychiatry who is a champion for mental health equity—whether through their work in direct care, research, advocacy, or in the community. Our Mental Health Equity Champion This Quarter is Dr. Bernardo Ng!

March 01, 2023

Collaborative Care Model Training for Future Psychiatrists

  • Diversity News and Updates

The Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) has been systematically evaluated and shown to be more effective than usual care for improving mental health treatment outcomes, quality of care, and even initiation of treatment. APA is looking to train future psychiatrists and primary care physicians in this model and will be hosting a conference in Washington, D.C., April 24-25, 2023.

February 21, 2023

Join APA’s New Caucus on the Social Determinants of Mental Health

  • Diversity News and Updates

The Caucus on the Social Determinants of Mental Health (SDoMH) serves as a forum for APA members to discuss, develop, and promote ideas related to the social and political determinants of health; the environmental conditions where people are born, live, learn, work, play, and worship, and age; and the policies that underlie them.

November 17, 2022

DC Health Link’s “Mental Health Care is Essential to Good Health Town Hall”

  • Diversity News and Updates

Deputy Medical Director and Chief of Diversity and Health Equity, Dr. Regina S. James presented “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care” at the town hall to further the conversation surrounding disparities, COVID-19, barriers to access, and how we can all promote mental health.

November 15, 2022

Achieve Mental Health Equity Update: Fall 2022

  • Diversity News and Updates

Each quarter, we will seek to highlight your expertise and professional accomplishments and welcome you to our activities and learning opportunities. We hope to strengthen communication and enhance your work in serving the needs of evolving, diverse and underserved patient populations. We look forward to continuing to develop avenues to think creatively and critically to #AchieveMentalHealthEquity.

Drs Brendel and Shirendeb Person embracing
October 04, 2022

Redefining Mentorship

  • Diversity News and Updates

For protégé Dr. Ulziibat Shirendeb Person, a graduate of the psychiatry residency program at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC), New York, the APA/APAF SAMHSA Minority Fellowship provided her the opportunity to expand her work into new environments.

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