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October 2012

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Interviewer-Perceived Honesty as a Mediator of Racial Disparities in the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia (Psychiatric Services, Sept. 1, 2012)
“African Americans were more than three times as likely as whites to be diagnosed as having schizophrenia.”

Diversity Spreads to All Corners of the U.S. (USA Today, Sept. 7, 2012) Since 1980, “the number of places where no group is a majority has more than quintupled,” according to Census data by Penn State's Population Research Institute.


NAMI recently released the 17th issue of our fully bilingual English/Spanish magazine, ¡Avanzamos!, featuring important information and advice for youth and young adults with mental illness to succeed in school. Subscribe today to ensure you will receive the next issue of this vibrant publication.

Funding Opportunities

Basic social and behavioral research on culture, health, and well beingLetters of intent due Nov 16; Applications due Dec. 17.

Harvard University: The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. Up to five one-year, degree-granting fellowships will be awarded to eligible physicians. Applications due Dec. 15. 


  • NAMI STAR Center Webinar: Welcoming Diversity & Culture in our Lives, Oct. 23, 2:00 p.m. ET--it's not too late to register and attend!
  • 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, National Harbor, Md
    Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and Office of Minority Health with the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • National Conference on Using Data to Promote Health Equity and Address Disparities,  Nov. 13-14, Silver Spring, Md. Focusing on how to access, analyze and use existing national, state and local data, primarily for members of community-based efforts and nonprofit organizations that use data to advance their health equity or health disparities work.
  • LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference, Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chicago.
    Co-organized by the IMPACT Program at Northwestern University and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute (SOGI) at Center on Halsted. The event purpose is to foster the education and engagement of Chicago-area students, faculty and providers involved in LGBTQ health research by providing a forum for their scholarly work.