Mental Health Working Group

AfPA’s Mental Health Working Group is a network of policy-minded health care providers who advocate for patient-centered care.

By participating in advocacy initiatives and the development of educational resources, working group members ensure that the clinician’s perspective informs policy discussions that impact health care for people living with mental health conditions.

To learn more, or to join AfPA’s Mental Health Working Group, please email [email protected].


Rimal Bera, MD, serves as the chairman of AfPA’s Mental Health Working Group. Dr. Bera is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Bera is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and serves as the Medical Director for Universal Care Behavioral Health for California.

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