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What APA is Doing for You: Diversity and Health Equity Resources

Diversity is one of the main pillars of APA’s mission and values, both in terms of making sure our profession is diverse and inclusive of a wide range of voices and viewpoints, and in addressing the issues that cause disparities in care for our minority and underserved patients. July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and with that in mind I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the ways that APA is working to ensure our members help address these care disparities through cultural competency training.

Finding Inspiration at the Royal College International Congress

Each summer I have the pleasure of attending the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s (RCP) International Congress. It is one of my very favorite destinations of the year because it truly lives up to its name as a gathering of some of the top minds in mental health from all over the globe.

Patrice Harris’ AMA Election A Shining Example of Medical Leadership in 2018

After winning the election at the Annual Meeting of The House of Delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) last week in Chicago, longtime APA Member Patrice Harris, M.D., will serve as President-elect of the association. She received a standing ovation from the delegates when her election was announced. Dr. Harris has served on the AMA’s Board of Trustees since 2011 and is chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force. She will be the first African-American woman to serve as President at the AMA when she assumes office in June 2019. I offer her my sincere congratulations on a well-deserved election result, as well as personal tanks for all this time she has been an active member of APA and a personal friend to many of us.

Exploring New Horizons at the Royal College International Congress

I do a fair bit of traveling as part of my duties as APA’s CEO and Medical Director, and one of my very favorite destinations every year is the United Kingdom, where each summer I attend the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ (RCP) International Congress.

An Update from APA’s New Washington D.C. Home

It’s been just more than a month since the American Psychiatric Association made our return to the District of Columbia, and I couldn’t be happier with how things are going.