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Event Summaries About Health Disparities

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Addressing Ethnoracial Disparities in Mental Health Risk, Assessment, and Service Delivery

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Location: Virtual

Description: Roberto Lewis-Fernández, M.D., was the guest speaker for the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series. Dr. Lewis-Fernández is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence and the Hispanic Treatment Program, and co-director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, at New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). In his talk, Dr. Lewis-Fernández reviewed key areas in need of research on cultural and ethnoracial disparities in mental health conditions and services.

Workshop: Identifying New Directions in Mental Health Disparities Research: Innovations with a Multidimensional Lens

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Location: Webinar

Description: NIMH and NIMHD conducted a virtual workshop that brought together a diverse group of mental health disparities researchers to highlight and identify innovative approaches to understand and address mental health disparities across major areas of mental health science and research.

Strengthening the Research Workforce of Latina/Hispanic Female Investigators to Address HIV Contextual Factors Affecting Women with HIV

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Location: San Diego, CA; Pre-Conference Learning Institute at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

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The NIMH Division of AIDS Research hosted a meeting to address diversity mentoring programs to strengthen the HIV research workforce of Latina/Hispanic female investigators with added focus to address contextual factors affecting women living with HIV.

2018 Global Mental Health Workshop: “Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health”

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Location: Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, MD

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) and Grand Challenges Canada co-convened the annual Global Mental Health Workshop on May 1-2, 2018 to bring together global mental health researchers, innovators, and other stakeholders on the theme of “Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health.”

Harmonizing Clinical Data Collection in Community-Based Treatment Programs for First-Episode Psychosis

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Location: Rockville, MD

Description: NIMH convened a meeting in September 2017 to understand stakeholders’ perspectives on opportunities and barriers to adopting a harmonized approach to (1) clinical assessment, (2) data collection, and (3) evaluation of services and outcomes across CSC programs for FEP, as envisioned in an Early Psychosis Intervention Network.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health

Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health and Grand Challenges Canada co-convened a workshop that brought together global mental health researchers, innovators, and other stakeholders.