DEI Resources

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Gender Pronouns

It is a privilege to not have to worry about which pronoun someone is going to use for you based on how they perceive your gender. You can’t always know what someone’s pronouns are by looking at them. Questions on use of pronouns?

Unsure of What Equity is All About?

Here are several easily accessible visuals that can break it down. As with all the resources on this page, please feel free to share this with your colleagues and healthcare teams as you see fit.

Greater Cleveland Partnership

Physicians and organizations often want to know if they are structurally anti-racist and how to find out.  One assessment tool we are investigating is found at Greater Cleveland Partnership.  Here’s an overview of their assessment! Their FAQ is attached also.

Equity in Training

A 16-hour intensive DEI training is being done at University of California San Francisco medical school which we are including as just one example of a way to teach these concepts to medical professionals.
Click HERE to learn more.

Neighborhood Navigator

Our members know the challenges their patients experience. Here is a resource for our patients who are working through multiple social determinants of health:

Implicit Association Test

For health care practitioners often we ask ourselves “How do I know if I am implicitly biased?”  Here’s how! Take the free Harvard self-test:

Addiction Treatment Locator

A worthy organization, Shatterproof, has  created ATLAS, the Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and Standards Platform, to help patients and practitioners navigate to the care that meets your specific needs.

ASAM Structural Racism in Addiction Medicine Survey Results

December 2020

Advancing Racial Justice in Addiction Medicine

ASAM Public Policy Statement on Advancing Racial Justice in Addiction Medicine

APA Task Force Survey Results

The Task Force has fielded 4 short, informal surveys to ensure its work is informed by the field of psychiatry at large.

Survey #1, fielded between June 30 and July 10, 2020, asked: “What are the top three areas the Task Force should focus on to address the impact of structural racism on our patients?” The top themes of the answers from about 485 respondents were: “Access to care,” “Professional diversity,” and “Experiences of racism.”

Survey #2, fielded between July 23 to August 6, 2020, asked: “What are the top three ways that institutional racism is reflected in APA as an organization?” The top themes of the answers from 731 respondents were: “Diversity in leadership,” “None exists at APA,” and “Other.”

Survey #3, fielded between October 5 to 23, 2020 covered eight questions focused on racism in psychiatric practice.

Survey #4, fielded between March 29 – April 14, 2021 focused on how psychiatrists can support racial equity.

The New England Journal of Medicine

Research to Move Policy — Using Evidence to Advance Health Equity for Substance Use Disorders

Racial and ethnic disparities in treatment access and outcomes among patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) have widened, despite substantial efforts to address the epidemic.