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Event Summaries about Health Disparities

NIMH James Jackson Memorial Award Lecture: “Black Mental Health, Mentoring, and Health Equity: A Love Supreme”

12:00–1:30 PM ET

Virtual

On July 28, 2021, NIMH will host the James Jackson Memorial Award lecture with the inaugural award winner, Dr. Enrique W. Neblett, Jr. Dr. Neblett will discuss how his current research, mentoring, and community engagement advances the fields of mental health disparities and minority mental health.

Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19

3:00–4:30 PM ET

Virtual

On June 29, 2021, NIMH hosted a webinar on Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19. Test

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

Virtual

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.

Human Mobility and HIV Workshop
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NIMH convened a two-day virtual workshop on human mobility and HIV in diverse global populations from May 24-25, 2021.

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

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

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

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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Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, MD

The NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) and Grand Challenges Canada will co-convene the annual Global Mental Health Workshop, highlighting the importance of diversity in science along the research pipeline, in the global mental health research workforce; and in the individuals who participate in mental health research.

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

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.

Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health
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Bethesda, MD

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.

2016 Webinar Series on Mental Health Disparities and Global Mental Health Research
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The Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) organized a series of webinars on mental health disparities and global mental health from May through August 2016.

Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health
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Rockville, MD

Researchers, funders, and advocates representing 31 low-, middle-, and high-income countries spent two days engaged in exciting dialogue about mental health treatment, current research activities, emerging findings, and funding opportunities to address the six priority areas identified in the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health initiative.