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Conference Program

For full Conference Program details, please download Conference Program below:

"Unified in Resilience": Drawing Strength From Our Communities

As Asians and Pacific Islanders, we draw our resilience from our diverse communities. By joining in unity, we are empowered to share not only our stories, but also the research and practices that enable us to better meet the mental health needs of our communities. Together, we celebrate the historical interconnection of Asian & Pacific Islander communities, acknowledging the struggles and successes that impact our mental health today. 

Conference Goals & Learning Objectives: 
Build a knowledge base on programming, and services that are sustainable in Asian  Pacific Islander communities which impact their low utilization rates and quality of care for behavioral health care services. 

Conference Intentions/Purposes: 
Deliver an inclusive cultural and professional enrichment opportunity to empower the services providers and members of Asian & Pacific Islander communities to improve the quality of care and reduce health disparities. 

Speakers & Workshops

APIMHEC will feature outstanding keynote and community speakers who will share their experiences and perspectives on Asian & Pacific Islander Mental Health Empowerment.


In addition, the Conference will include 21 workshops covering a diverse range of topics related to API mental health. Continuing Education credits will be available for behavioral health professionals. 

Reflection & Call to Action Session

On Friday afternoon, attendees will have an opportunity to ​congregate in interest-based caucus groups or general groups to reflect on the conference and actions they can take to advance Asian & Pacific Islander Mental Health. 

Networking Reception

On Thursday evening, Each Mind Matters will co-sponsor a reception where attendees can meet mental health experts, network with each other, and enjoy refreshments.  Members of the community are encouraged to attend and can sign up through online registration.

Wesley Tongson, Plum 5 (梅 5), 2011
Resource and Exhibit Tables

APIMHEC will feature tables with community resources to promote API mental health empowerment. In addition, the tables will feature part of an exhibit by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco – “Wesley Tongson: The Journey," which shows the artistic journey of a unique Hong Kong contemporary ink artist. This exhibit was guest curated by renowned Asian art scholar and curator Catherine Maudsley.

Wesley Tongson, Plum 5 (梅 5), 2011
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