Racial Justice

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.

Advancing Racial Justice in Addiction Medicine

ASAM Public Policy Statement on Advancing Racial Justice in Addiction Medicine

ASAM Structural Racism in Addiction Medicine Survey Results

December 2020