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October 02, 2023

Advocacy in Action

  • Diversity News and Updates

We are pleased to introduce a new section of the newsletter titled “Advocacy in Action” in support of the APA Board-Approved Recommendations on Strategic Planning that included “working to end disparities in mental health care” and “advocating for health equity and policies for undoing racism and discrimination within local, state, and federal government, and health professional organizations.”

June 30, 2023

Achieve Mental Health Equity Update: Summer 2023

  • Diversity News and Updates

Innovate. Collaborate. Motivate: Charting the future of mental health was our theme for the 2023 APA Annual Meeting. It also serves as the perfect template to share highlights in our newsletter this quarter.

June 15, 2023

Standardizing Outcomes with APA’s PsychPRO Data Registry

  • Diversity News and Updates

For psychiatrists, quality improvement in a field without objective concrete data can be a challenge. PsychPRO, APA’s national mental health registry was launched seven years ago to bridge the gap between quantifying standardized outcomes and measuring improvement in quality of care.

May 31, 2023

LGBT Primary Care and Gender Affirming Care for Children and Adolescents

  • Diversity News and Updates

In her 2023 APA Annual Meeting session “LGBT Primary Care and Gender Affirming Care for Children and Adolescents,” Dr. Shamieka Dixon provided a comprehensive look at gender-affirming care for youths and what that entails not only for young patients, but also for their families and caregivers.

May 25, 2023

Translating Between the Social and Political Determinants of Health

  • Diversity News and Updates

In their 2023 APA Annual Meeting session, Eric Rafla-Yuan, M.D., Mandar Jadhav, M.D., and Devika Bhushan, M.D., shared their policy and advocacy expertise on how to make an upstream impact to address inequities in health outcomes.

May 24, 2023

APA/APAF SAMHSA Minority Fellows at the 2023 Annual Meeting

  • Diversity News and Updates

During APA’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, APA/APAF’s SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) fellows had an opportunity to present their work during the 2nd Annual SAMHSA MFP Poster Session.

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