Advancing Minority Mental Health

Posted on September 8, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Applications Invited for American Psychiatric Foundation Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health
Deadline: November 1, 2006

The American Psychiatric Foundation Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health, formerly known as the Minority Mental Health Awards, were established in 2003 by the American Psychiatric Foundation (<a href="http://www.psychfoundation.org/">http://www.psychfoundation.org/</a>), the philanthropic and educational arm of the American Psychiatric Association (<a href="http://www.psych.org/">http://www.psych.org/</a>), with the support of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (<a href="http://www.otsuka.com/">http://www.otsuka.com/</a>).

The awards recognize psychiatrists, other health professionals, mental health programs, and other organizations that have undertaken innovative and supportive efforts to raise awareness of mental illness in underserved minority communities, the need for early recognition, the availability of treatment and how to access it, and the cultural barriers to treatment; increase access to quality mental health services for underserved minorities; and improve the quality of care for underserved minorities, particularly those in the public health system or with severe mental illness.

Four awards of $5,000 each are given each year.

To be eligible for the awards program, psychiatrists and other health professionals must be licensed and/or accredited in the state in which they practice. Mental health programs and other organizations must have been in operation for at least two years before the application deadline.

The program brochure and application form are available at the APF Web site.

RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10004218/psychfoundation">http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10004218/psychfoundation</a>

For additional RFPs in Health, visit: <a href="http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml">http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml</a>


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