World health crises, such as the recent Ebola epidemic, underscore the necessity of access to resources by individuals, families, and communities for the well-being of affected populations. This program examines global health inequities with special attention to understanding and addressing psychosocial well-being, which is often overlooked in health crises but related to resiliency. Presenters will address integrating psychological science into the health care response and promoting mental health and well-being into the UN’s Post-2015 vision, voice, and programs.
Opening remarks: H.E. Ambassador Ruben I. Zamora, El Salvador
Keynote: Brian Smedley, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Collaborative on Health Disparities
Barbara Wallace, Ph.D., Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Tehereh Ziaian, Ph.D., Professor, Div. of Health Sciences, U. of South Australia
George Ayala, Psy.D., Executive Director, Global Forum on HIV & MSM
Bonnie K. Nastasi, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Tulane University
Discussant: H.E. Ambassador Dr. Caleb Otto, Palau
Neal S. Rubin
Administration: Walter Reichman
Finance: Nelida Quintero
Janet Sigal and Martin Butler
Mission Outreach: Rashmi Jaipal
Program: Roseanne Flores and Miriam Vega
Publicity: Richard Velayo
Mary O'Neill Berry
John C. Scott
Lori Foster Thompson
APA: Dalal Alhomaizi, Noor Baker, Roxane Caires, Jin Hashimoto, Eri Imahori, and Leah Kaylor
ATOP: Renoude Charles, Suyeon Yang
ICP: Alaa Alhomaizi, Pancho Diaz, Lucio Forti, Evie Mitchell
SPECIAL THANKS TO...
The APA Office of International Affairs, Merry Bullock, Ph.D. (Senior Director), Sally Leverty (International Assistant).
The United Nations Psychology Day logo developed and donated by Dr. Rachel Ravich (SPSSI) and Mr. Eli Rosenbloom, 2010.
Sarika Persaud (Psy.D. student at Pace University) for helping develop the event website.