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Advancing Mental Health in the African American Community by Fostering Inclusion in Workplace and Educational Settings
Grant Funding Statement
Funding for the Striving for Excellence Series was made possible by Grant No. H79FG000591 from SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Overview

Description 

According to the World Health Organization, “mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life.” Mental illness is prevalent in the United States impacting greater that one in five adults throughout our communities. Although rates of mental illness are similar among African American/Blacks in our country, there are disparities between access to quality and culturally informed mental health care. The literature has described systemic and structural promoters and barriers of health and wellbeing within health care and educational settings.

Format 

Live, interactive webinar

Learning Objectives 

  • Explore the association between inclusion, mental health and wellbeing;
  • Describe barriers to achieving an environment that promotes belonging and inclusion at work and in clinical practice;
  • Identify strategies and promising practices for cultivating inclusive educational and health care settings.

Target Audience 

Medical students, residents/fellows, psychiatrists, non-psychiatrist physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, peer specialists, and pharmacists

References

  1. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) (2022) U.S. Surgeon General releases New Framework for Mental Health & Well-being in the workplace, HHS.gov. Available at: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2022/10/20/us-surgeon-general-releases-new-framework-mental-health-well-being-workplace.html
  2. Rivera, K. J., Zhang, J. Y., Mohr, D. C., Wescott, A. B., & Pederson, A. B. (2021). A narrative review of mental illness stigma reduction interventions among African Americans in the United States. Journal of mental health & clinical psychology. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8496896/
  3. African Americans and Mental Health Disparities (2017): https://www.psychiatry.org/File%20Library/Psychiatrists/Cultural-Competency/Mental-Health-Disparities/Mental-Health-Facts-for-African-Americans.pdf

Instructional Level 

Introductory

Estimate Time to Complete 

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour 
Program Start Date: February 29, 2024
Program End Date: February 29, 2024

How to Earn Credit 

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by viewing the live presentation and completing the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit 

In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  

Physicians 

The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Faculty and Planner Disclosures 

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity. 

Instructors 

  • Alicia Monroe, MD, Chief Integration Officer and Senior Advisor to the President. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • David Acosta, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, AAMC. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Napoleon Higgins, MD, Executive Director, Black Psychiatrists of America. Reports financial relationships with Neurocrine, Supernus, NOven, Sage, Otsuka, and Janssen. 
  • Toi Harris, MD, SVP & Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Planners  

  • Alicia Monroe, MD, Chief Integration Officer and Senior Advisor to the President. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • David Acosta, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, AAMC. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Napoleon Higgins, MD, Executive Director, Black Psychiatrists of America. Reports financial relationships with Neurocrine, Supernus, NOven, Sage, Otsuka, and Janssen. 
  • Toi Harris, MD, SVP & Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities 

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. Please contact the American Psychiatric Association at 202-559-3900, if you require assistance seven (7) business days prior to the start of a live webinar. 

Technical Requirements 

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following: 

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari 
  • Internet Explorer 11+ 

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player. 

Optimal System Configuration: 

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version) 
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version) 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content 
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content 

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this activity | Contact learningcenter@psych.org for technical assistance 

Summary
Availability: No future session
Expires on 05/29/2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit
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