Thursday, April 12, 2018

Register Now to Vote for Leaders of APA’s Minority and Underrepresented Caucuses

APA members have formed seven Minority and Underrepresented (M/UR) Caucuses, which provide networking opportunities, advance treatment of minority patient populations, advocate for minority mental health issues, provide representation in APA governance, and foster communication among members who share interests. To vote in the upcoming elections of the leaders of these caucuses, APA members must join their desired caucus and select their voting caucus by April 30, 2018.

These caucuses are free and open to all APA members who are interested in topics concerning psychiatrists or patients belonging to the following seven groups: American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Hispanics, LBGTQ members, International Medical Graduates, and Women.

While APA members may join more than one caucus, APA members can vote for the leadership of only one caucus. If you are an APA member who is already a registered caucus member, you must still select the caucus in which you wish to vote. To join a caucus or update your caucus membership, please log in to your member profile. Details on the nominations and election processes will be provided to caucus members who register by April 30, 2018.

For more information on the caucus leadership positions that will be open for election, check out the Minority and Underrepresented (M/UR) Caucus Elections webpage or contact Omar Davis of the APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity at

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