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APA Looking Beyond Series: Disentangling Race and Place and Their Implications on Mental Health Disparities

According to the Brookings Institution (2020), 'prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, nearly one in three Hispanic Americans and one in five Black Americans were uninsured, compared to about one in eight white Americans.' Mental health inequities and the resulting disparities amongst our diverse communities persist for a myriad of reasons, such as access to high-quality patient care, social and behavioral factors, and social policy. The panelists will tackle the issue of race in mental health care and the necessity for evidence-based research frameworks as avenues for removing inequities and barriers in mental health. This discussion will use an interdisciplinary approach through a medical, public health and social epidemiological lens.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze social and environmental conditions that may impact the race differences in mental health inequalities.
  • Apply the inclusion of historically excluded communities in the research to practice pipeline to increase equity in mental health.
  • Utilize evidence-based interdisciplinary research and innovated frameworks to address mental health inequities and disparities.
  • Integrate innovative tools and resources to better serve diverse communities with high-quality patient care and increased access to care.

Target Audience

Medical Students, Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Event Date: August 21, 2023
Credit Claim Date: August 21, 2023

How to Earn Credit

In support of improving patient care, American Psychiatric Association (APA) 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.


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee and Faculty 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.

Faculty Disclosures

  • Thomas LaVeist, PhD. Reports financial relationships with Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. 
  • Michele Reid, MD. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Lisa Fortuna, MD. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee

  • Regina James, MD. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Thomas LaVeist, PhD. Reports financial relationships with Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. 
  • Michele Reid, MD. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Lisa Fortuna, MD. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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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
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 08/21/2026
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit
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