The APA Best Practice Highlights provide information on six specific minority and underserved populations. These guides include demographics, significant history, best practices, mental health disparities and stigma to help contextualize your assessment and treatment.
Providing care that matches one’s cultural needs is an essential component of effective and responsive health care delivery. These online resources support clinicians in providing quality health care that addresses the needs of diverse populations.
APA’s traveling programs educate communities around the nation about mental health disparities and encourage and facilitate collaboration among community stakeholders to take action in order to eliminate mental health disparities. These programs set the stage for ongoing collaboration and advocacy to prevent and eliminate disparities and improve mental health in a given jurisdiction.
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. More than 40 prominent, diverse faith, psychiatric and other mental health leaders gathered on July 11, 2014 to inaugurate the Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership.
APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity