The Health Equity Ambassadors Program offers resources on topics such as health information dissemination, eliminating health disparities, smoking and substance abuse, boys and men of color, obesity and stress.

Health Information Dissemination

Eliminating Health Disparities

  • Eliminating Health Disparities by Advancing Health Equity
    A health disparities primer webinar featuring Brian Smedley, PhD, a member of APA’s National Steering Committee on Health Disparities and a nationally recognized expert on the history, causes and effects of health disparities in vulnerable populations.
  • APA Health Disparities Strategic Initiative
    APA factsheet describes the purpose, focus and major programs and activities of the APA Health Disparities Strategic Initiative.
  • Health Disparities
    APA fact sheet on the history, definitions and priorities within the health disparities field. 

Smoking and Substance Abuse

Boys and Men of Color



  • Health Disparities and Stress
    APA fact sheet about the effects of stress and the role chronic stressors play in creating health disparities among priority populations.
  • APA Stress in America Survey Reports 
    These annual reports measure attitudes and perceptions of stress among the general public and identifies leading sources of stress, common behaviors used to manage stress and the impact of stress on our lives. The results of the survey draw attention to the serious physical and emotional implications of stress and the inextricable link between the mind and body. See the 2014 Report Highlights: Paying with Our Health. (PDF,1.7MB)