AMA Wire

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

For Minority Physicians

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased public awareness.

The AMA Minority Affairs Section encourages all physicians and medical students to visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness website and view highlights from Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

Health care disparities funding application deadline July 31

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's deadline for institutions to submit Research Demonstration Cooperative Agreement applications is July 31 for funding to establish and develop relationships with relevant and diverse stakeholders.

The goal is to identify effective strategies to reduce racial and ethnic health care disparities through shared decision-making, translation, dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research findings. This funding opportunity focuses on racial and ethnic minorities in under-funded resource settings.