AMA Wire

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

For Minority Physicians

Consider racial and ethnic mental health disparities this month

Consider racial and ethnic mental health disparities this month

With May observed as Mental Health Month, the AMA Minority Affairs Section encourages all physicians to recognize and work to address the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in mental health care. Mental Health America, previously known as the National Mental Health Association, aims to address mental health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations living in rural and underserved communities.

Visit the Mental Health America website to learn more.

Discuss disparities during CME program at AMA-MAS meeting

If you're attending the inaugural AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) Annual Assembly Meeting, then plan to participate in a continuing medical education (CME) program about ethnic and racial health care disparities June 18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. James Galloway, MD, regional health administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be the keynote speaker.

The AMA-MAS Governing Council is hosting the program in collaboration with the Commission to End Health Care Disparities. Physicians can earn CME credit in the form of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for participating in the program.

Registration for the AMA-MAS meeting is due June 1; log in and register today. Contact Cynthia Norwood via email or at (312) 464-4743 if you have questions.

The AMA-MAS meeting will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Learn more about the Annual Meeting.