Ethnicity and Health in America Series

Ethnicity and Health in America Series

The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) Ethnicity and Health in America Series is designed to raise public awareness concerning the varied health concerns of America’s people of color, while highlighting the impact of psychology and psychological factors on these health concerns. OEMA will focus on stress as it is relevant to the ethnic groups honored during four key heritage months in 2016:

  • Black History Month in February.

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

  • National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September.

  • National American Indian Heritage Month in November.

In addition to facts, statistics and resources posted on the web, OEMA will also host a variety of activities to educate the public regarding the significance of psychology to health. Through these efforts, OEMA hopes to support and encourage psychologists to take a leading role in combating these burgeoning disparities.

Honoring National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month

During the period of Sept. 15-Oct. 15, we commemorate National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month. The Ethnicity and Health in America Series will be raising public awareness about substance abuse and addiction among Hispanic-Latino Americans. We are featuring the work of José Szapocznik, PhD, a clinical psychologist and one of the nation’s leading family therapists specializing in Hispanic families.