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 African-American Heritage Month
AAHM 2018 Women’s Firsts
During this February’s African-American Heritage Month, the Ethnicity and Health in America Series will shine a spotlight on the contributions of distinctive Black women in the field of psychology. This month, we are highlighting the accomplishments of Black women who were the first inaugural women of color to occupy prominent leadership roles in their respective fields. We will be highlighting a different prominent woman every week in conjunction with the I Am Psyched! series. The first event of the series is the I Am Psyched! for Black History Month panel hosted by APA Women’s Program Office, APA Health Disparities Office and APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs. The event will be held at the American Psychological Association on Monday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Panelists included 2018 APA President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, Beverly Malone, PhD and Brenda Allen, PhD. Biographies for Malone and Allen will be posted in our weekly Featured Psychologists section for the month of February. The accomplishments of Daniel, the first African-American woman to serve as the president of the American Psychological Association, was featured February 2017.