Cultural Competency

Watch Best Practice Highlights for Treating Diverse Patient Populations

The APA Best Practice Highlights provide information on particular populations’ demographics, significant history, a few best practice, and disparities and stigma to help you contextualize your assessment and treatment.

Cultural Competence Curriculum

Providing care that matches one’s cultural needs is an essential component of effective and responsive health care delivery. These online resources intend to support clinicians in providing quality health care that addresses the needs of culturally diverse populations.

APA on Tour

APA’s flagship program to educate communities around the nation about disparities in mental health and to encourage and facilitate collaboration among a community's stakeholders to take action to eliminate mental health disparities. (formerly called OMNA on Tour)

Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership

The Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership is a collaboration between psychiatrists and clergy aimed at fostering a dialogue between two fields, reducing stigma, and accounting for medical and spiritual dimensions as people seek care.

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APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity

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More than 40 prominent, diverse faith, psychiatric and other mental health leaders gathered on July 11, 2014 to inaugurate the Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership.

2017 Annual Meeting
  • San Diego, Calif.
  • Sat,  May  20 - Wed,  May  24
2017 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Thur,  Oct  19 - Sun,  Oct  22