Anti-Racism and Diversity Resources

We Must be Allies

Updated: 3/1/2023 at 11:10am ET -- See links labeled "New" or "Updated" below.

Addressing racism demands that we call out violence and condemn police brutality. It also requires examining the cultural drivers that reinforce racism and white privilege in our own communities.

As educators overseeing the training of future psychiatrists, it is critical that we identify concrete ways to combat health disparities and provide culturally appropriate mental health care to all communities. As academic leaders in positions of influence, we have an obligation to raise awareness about systemic racism. We must not stay silent.

AADPRT is working on organizational race, equity, and inclusion inititives to become an active anti-racist and inclusive organization. These initiatives can be found in AADPRT's responses to the Race, Equity, and Inclusion Organizational Assessment conducted by Kenneth Hardy, PhD of the Eikenberg Institute. Log in to view the assessment (path: VTO > Work of the Organization).


***Information and resources on this page are intended to be helpful, but are not officially endorsed by AADPRT unless otherwise noted.

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AADPRT endorses President Biden’s statement from January 26, 2021

AADPRT Response to Administration's Proposed Changes to J1 Visas



Statements from Allied Organizations

Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP)
APA/APAF Minority Fellows
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatrists
Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in PsychiatryAcademic Psychiatry Consortium
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (AACAP)
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
American College of Psychiatrists

External Organizational Resources

APA Presidential Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry
APA Presidential Task Force on Social Determinants of Mental HealthAPA Diversity and Health Equity Resources
AAMC Diversity & Inclusion
AAMC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Competencies Across the Learning Continuum
AAMC MedEdPORTAL Anti-racism in Medicine Collection
ACGME - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
AACAP - Racism Resource Library
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Resources on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
National Museum of African American History and Culture /Smithsonian

Articles | Apps | Books | Media | Resource Lists

DEIA Resources -- UPDATED 5/9/23
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Remembering George Floyd: Antiracism Strategies for Psychiatry GME
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Call for Collaboration: The Role of Accreditation in the Transformation, Accountability, and Sustainability of Education in Social Determinants of Health 
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Focusing on Diversity: A Regional Internal Medicine Residency Viewpoint on Underrepresented Minority Support, Retention, and Mentoring 
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Defeating Unconscious Bias: The Role of a Structured, Reflective, and Interactive Workshop 
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Improving Diversity in Pediatric Residency Selection: Using an Equity Framework to Implement Holistic Review
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Experiences of Transgender and Nonbinary Physicians During Medical Residency Program Application
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Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity (DICE) Inventory
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Achieving Inclusion Excellence in Academic Medicine: Foundational Principles of Inclusion Excellence (FPIE) Toolkit​ ​​​​​​
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Understanding the Experiences of First-Generation Medical Students: Implications for a Diverse Physician Workforce
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Source: Academic Psychiatry

Diversity by Race, Ethnicity, and Sex within the US Psychiatry Physician Workforce
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Source: Academic Psychiatry

Book lists on Racism, Race, Anti-Racism,  Diversity/Inclusion, Health Equity, and Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health
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Source: Francis Lu, MD 
Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, UC Davis

How Medical Education is Missing the Bull's Eye
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Source: The New England Journal of Medicine

Talking About Race
Web Portal
Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture/Smithsonian

Being Antiracist
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Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture/Smithsonian

Uprooting Whiteness [Supremacy & Domination]
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Source: Varies

Resources for Anti-racist Allyship
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Source: Varies

Series Published in APA's Focus Journal on Culture, Trauma, and Psychiatry
Trauma Informed Care and Cultural Humility in the Mental Health Care of People From Minoritized Communities
Source: APA's Focus Journal
Diversity and Inclusion in Psychiatry: The Pursuit of Health Equity
Source: APA's Focus Journal
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Psychiatry
Source: APA's Focus Journal
Affirmative Care Across Cultures: Broadening Application
Source: APA's Focus Journal