Keynote II: Mental Health Equity, Primary Care, and the Built Environment
This live event occurred on May 17, 2023. This activity includes the recorded session for Keynote II. Select the Continue tab to review the session recording.
This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physicians' Assistants
- Psychologists and Counselors
- Registered Dietitians
- Social Workers
- Dental providers
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Explore the relationship between health equity, justice, and mental health
- Discuss innovative, place-based initiatives aimed at dismantling inequities in mental health
- Explore what needs to be done differently moving forward in research, policy, and clinical practice to combat injustices in health, including mental health
Brian Smedley, PhD
Equity Scholar, Urban Institute
Brian D. Smedley is among the inaugural class of Equity Scholars at the Urban Institute, where he conducts research and policy analysis to address structural and institutional forms of racism that impact the health and well-being of people of color.
Formerly, Dr. Smedley was Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest at the American Psychological Association (APA), where he led APA’s efforts to apply the science and practice of psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and social justice. Among his prior positions, he was co-founder and Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leadership National Program Center, and Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Dr. Smedley also was a Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where he served as Study Director for the IOM report Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, among other reports on diversity in the health professions and minority health research policy.
Among his awards and distinctions, Dr. Smedley has been honored by the American Public Health Association, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Rainbow/PUSH coalition, and the American Psychological Association.
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