Diversity & Health Equity Engagement Opportunities

View program, leadership and networking opportunities aimed at supporting and increasing diversity within APA and the field of psychiatry at large.


Minority and Underrepresented (M/UR) Caucuses

APA's M/UR caucuses provide networking opportunities, advance treatment of minority patient populations, advocate for minority mental health issues, provide representation in APA governance, and foster communication among members who share interests.

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Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities

The Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities represents and advocates for both minority and underserved populations and psychiatrists from those groups.

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Workforce Inclusion Pipeline Programs

The WIPP aims to expose students to the field of psychiatry while offering mentorship from some of the world’s leading psychiatrists.

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Each year APA honors individuals for career achievement, lifetime service, outstanding research, and other categories that improve the lives of people with mental illness. The following awards recognize contributions of APA leaders who serve minority and underserved patient populations:

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APA/APAF Fellowships

APA/APAF Fellowships provide psychiatry residents the experiential learning, training and professional development they need to be leaders in the field of psychiatry.

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APA/APAF Medical Student Programs

APA/APAF Medical Student Programs provide medical students who are interested in serving underserved communities the experiential learning, training, and professional development they need to be leaders in the field of psychiatry.

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Mentorship Program for APA/APAF Fellows

The APA Mentorship Program aims to help APA/APAF Fellows in their transition from resident-fellows to early career members of the APA.

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APA Community Programs

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.

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Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership

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.

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Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators

The Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators is a two-day immersive reasearch experience for junior investigators the provides mentorship, guidance, information on research career development and grantsmanship, and networking with senior research mentors in psychiatry and from the sponsoring organizations.

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SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program

A unique opportunity for psychiatry residents to teach, administer services, conduct research, and provide direct mental and/or substance use disorder services to minority and/or underserved minority patient populations.

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APA Assembly Meeting
  • Virtual
  • Sat,  Apr  24 - Sun,  Apr  25
2021 Annual Meeting
  • Virtual
  • Sat,  May  01 - Mon,  May  03