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Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health

Recognizing Innovation and Excellence

The Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health were established in 2003 by the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) to recognize community organizations that have undertaken innovative and supportive efforts to:

  • Raise awareness in underserved minority communities about mental illness including the need for early recognition, access to and the availability of treatment, and the cultural barriers to treatment.
  • Increase access to quality mental health services for underserved minorities.
  • Improve the quality of care for underserved minorities, particularly those in the public health system or with severe mental illness.

The Awards include a financial contribution of $5,000 given to the recipient organization.

The Foundation has extended the 2021 application deadline to Friday, March 5th. Applicants will be notified of decisions in late April. To learn more about eligibility and to apply, please visit our application page.

2019 Award for Advancing Minority Mental Health Recipients
Recipients of 2019's Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health with APA CEO/Medical Director, Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. and APAF Board Members.

Awards Contact

Lilia Coffin
Program Coordinator