The American Psychiatric Foundation seeks applications for its 2009 Awards
for Advancing Minority Mental Health program. This program provides awards of
$5,000 each to recognize psychiatrists, other health professionals, mental
health programs, and organizations for innovative and supportive efforts to
raise awareness in underserved minority communities of mental illness, the
need for early recognition, the availability of treatment and how to access
it, and the cultural barriers to treatment, as well as to improve the quality
of care for and access to that care by underserved minorities, particularly
those in the public health system or with severe mental illness.
Applications must be postmarked by December 1.
Applications can be accessed at<www.Psychfoundation.org>
or obtained from Barbara Matos at
or (703) 907-8517. ▪