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ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the APA Foundation honored the critically acclaimed Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" (OITNB) Monday night at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. More than 400 people attended the orange-tie event.

The first-ever American Psychiatric Excellence (APEX) Awards celebrated those who have demonstrated the highest levels of mental health advocacy and who are working to reduce the number of Americans with mental illness in our prisons and jails. During the event, stars...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 18, 2016


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Join us to learn about the Collaborative Care Model, how and where it is being implemented across the country, and what policies could support further adoption. Over the past decade, the integration of behavioral health and general medical services has been shown to improve patient access, outcomes, and reduce stigma related to mental health.

More than 80 randomized control trials have identified one model in particular – the Collaborative Care Model – as being effective and efficient in improving patients’ health. Collaborative Care is an evidence-based, multi-disciplinary, team approach to care. Greater federal support is needed to enhance access to effective Collaborative Care.

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 12, 2016


APA Hosts First-Ever American Psychiatric Excellence (APEX) Awards Featuring “Orange Is the New Black”

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The American Psychiatric Association and the APA Foundation will host an orange-tie event featuring the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” (OITNB). The first-ever American Psychiatric Excellence (APEX) Awards celebrate those who have demonstrated the highest levels of mental health advocacy and who are working to reduce the number of Americans with mental illness in our prisons and jails. Natasha Lyonne, Matt McGorry and Dascha Polanco from OITNB will join us for a conversation about how the show has opened a window into...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 11, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – Today the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) jointly released a report that reviews the current scientific evidence for integrated care, specifically the Collaborative Care Model, and provides recommendations for advancing use of the model.

Integrated care refers to programs in which mental health care is delivered in primary care settings. Collaborative Care is a specific type of integrated care involving a multidisciplinary team, led by a primary care provider, providing scientifically proven treatments and focusing on patient outcomes. Significant research over the past three decades has proven the Collaborative Care Model to be effective.

“The evidence is clear that integrated care, and the Collaborative Care model in particular, can...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Apr 8, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) sent a letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today, urging him to veto House Bill 757.

The letter states that:

“APA has long opposed discrimination against individuals in the LGBTQ community, whether that discrimination occurs in accessing health care services, education, employment, government services, housing, military service or spousal rights. All...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Mar 24, 2016

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