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Town Hall Series for the Presidential Task Force on Social Determinants of Mental Health, Virtual Sessions for APA Members

In the early 21st century, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasized the role of social determinants of health. This was a welcomed development for improving the health and healthcare of patients, however, mental illness and mental healthcare have not been a priority in these conceptualizations. As psychiatrists, we now have an opportunity to rethink Social Determinants of Mental Health (SDoMH) as they apply to our patients.

Join us for a town hall series featuring presentations on the importance of SDoMH in psychiatry, the efforts of the APA Presidential Task Force on SDoMH, and the opportunity to engage with Task Force members.

View the Task Force's page here.

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See Dr. Jeste's Presentation Slides  

Vivian Pender
Vivian Pender, M.D.
Task Force Chair
APA President
Dilip Jeste
Dilip Jeste, M.D., Moderator
Chair, Task Force on SDOMH

Part One: Clinical Practice, Research and Education

  • Wednesday, November 3
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Clinical Workgroup is focused on what clinicians should do to assess and treat SDoMH in their everyday practice. The Research and Education Workgroup is focused on identifying what kind of research and training are needed to make knowledge of SDoMH widespread. APA members can register and submit questions for Part 1 of the Town Hall series here.

View Recording Here  

See Dr. Lu's Presentation Slides  

See Dr. Malaspina's Presentation Slides  

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Francis Lu, M.D., Presenter
Chair, Task Force Clinical Workgroup
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Dolores Malaspina, M.D., Presenter
Chair, Task Force Research & Education Workgroup

Part Two: Policy and Public Health

  • Wednesday, December 1
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Policy Workgroup is focused on what the APA and policy makers should do to promote strategies to prioritize SDoMH in the mental healthcare system. The Public Health Workgroup is focused on the public health significance and health consequences of SDoMH. APA members can register and submit questions for Part 2 of the Town Hall series here.

Register Here  

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Allan Tasman, M.D., Presenter
Chair, Task Force Policy Workgroup
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Kenneth Thompson, M.D., Presenter
Chair, Task Force Public Health Workgroup