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The partnership aims to promote research and professional education to those who provide psychiatric care to underserved ethnic groups.

(CRANBURY, N.J. – November 1, 2018) – MD Magazine®, a leading online source of physician news, conference coverage and peer-to-peer discussion, expands its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) program with the addition of the Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA), announced Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president of MJH Associates Inc., parent company of MD Magazine®.

“The Black Psychiatrists of America is dedicated to enhancing mental health services for African-Americans and underserved people in this country,” Hennessy said. “By forming this partnership with the BPA, we look forward to helping them serve as an influence toward maintaining high professional, ethical and administrative standards in the field of psychiatry.”

Established in 1969, the founders of the BPA understood the importance of moving progressively to ensure the emotional and psychological development of African-Americans, affording them the tools to cope and succeed in the face of persistent racism. The BPA realizes its special obligation to emphasize the mental health and emotional development of African-Americans and formulates objectives that address requisite interdisciplinary action and definition of problems.

“The Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) welcomes our strategic partnership with MD Magazine as we seek to inform and enlighten both our colleagues and consumers regarding key issues in mental disorders and emotional wellness,” said Patricia A.Newton, M.D., MPH, M.A., CEO and medical director, Black Psychiatrists of America. “It is anticipated that this partnership will help facilitate the destigmatization of mental illness and disabilities for all persons in the country and globally with special emphasis on those affected from underserved population groups. We at BPA look forward to working with MD Magazine and are extremely excited about the future of addressing key issues in research, education and policy advocacy in psychiatry through this alliance.”

As part of this joint effort, the BPA will be able to share valuable content through MD Magazine®, which gives readers access to unprecedented content including clinical research, interviews and articles. The SAP program is designed to facilitate an open exchange of medical and scientific innovations and information among trusted peers, with the goal of improving patient care.

For more information about the SAP program, visit For more information about the BPA, please visit

About MD Magazine®

MD Magazine® is a comprehensive clinical news and information portal that provides physicians and other health care professionals with up-to-date specialty- and disease-specific resources designed to help them deliver better care to patients. Readers have access to breaking news, video interviews with physician experts, in-depth conference coverage, finance and practice management updates, insight and analysis from physician contributors, and other resources. MD Magazine® is part of MJH Associates Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media.

About the Black Psychiatrists of America

The mission of the Black Psychiatrists of America is to address issues affecting the mental health of African people worldwide, with special emphasis on people of African descent in the Americas, and to provide a forum for continuing educations for those who provide psychiatric care to these underserved population groups.

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IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.