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Racism and Black Mental Health

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Release Date: 6/19/2020

Expiration Date: 6/19/2023

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Overview

This learning module prepares contemporary psychiatrists to practice with an anti-racism framework in the care of all patients, and especially African Americans. Competency in this area is provided through exploration of historical facts underscoring the linkage of "race" and material disadvantage in America, as well as the spread of scientific racism during nascent periods of psychiatry. Contemporary issues affecting African-American patients at the point of mental health care are emphasized, along with discussion of effective interventions for addressing the institutional, interpersonal, and internal manifestations of racism. 

Pricing

FREE - $0

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

Course References

  • Bailey, Z. D., Krieger, N., Agénor, M., Graves, J., Linos, N., & Bassett, M. T. (2017). Structural racism and health inequities in the USA: evidence and interventions. Lancet, 389(10077), 1453–1463.

  • Flaherty, J. A., & Meagher, R. (1980). Measuring racial bias in inpatient treatment. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 137(6), 679–682.
  • Graham, J. R., West, L. M., Martinez, J., & Roemer, L. (2016). The mediating role of internalized racism in the relationship between racist experiences and anxiety symptoms in a Black American sample. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22(3), 369-376.
  • Hairston D et al. (2019). Chapter 7: Clinician Bias in Diagnosis and Treatment. In M. Medlock, D. Shtasel, N.-H. T. Trinh, & D. R. Williams (Eds.), Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions, 105–137.

Learning Objectives

  • Define three levels of racism (institutional, interpersonal, internalized)
  • Describe the impact of racism on the mental wellbeing of African Americans
  • Describe two interventions that would bring a race equity framework to modern psychiatric practice

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Residents/Fellows

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 60 minutes
Begin Date: June 19, 2020
End Date: June 19, 2023

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including 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 (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Program Presenter

  • Morgan Medlock, MD, MDiv, MPH, Vice Chair, Council for Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Program Planners

  • Morgan Medlock, MD, MDiv, MPH, Vice Chair, Council for Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Danielle Hairston, MD, Psychiatry Residency Training Director, Howard University School of Medicine, President, APA Black Caucus. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Phillip Murray, MD, MPH, Emergency Psychiatry/Telepsychiatry Physician, Carolinas HealthCare System. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Devin Cromartie, MD, MPH, Psychiatry Resident, Boston Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Walter Wilson, MD, MHA, Member, APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Disparities. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Jasmin Scott-Hawkins, MH, MPH, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, director of Cultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis Health. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Vabren Watts, PhD, Deputy Director, Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

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