quality mental healthcare services for haitians in usa and haiti

The Haitian American Psychiatric Association (HAPA) is committed to providing education regarding quality mental health care to haitians living in the US and Haiti. HAPA members are adult psychiatrists, child and adolescents psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licenced practical nurses, and social workers.

HAPA members at a health fair
Dr Belzie providing information to health fair participants
HAPA members at a health fair at the Beraca Church in Brooklyn

HAPA activities

We partner with Rebati Sante Mental and the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE) in leading educational missions in Haiti.

 We established a weekly radio program during which we discuss various mental health topics: description of major mental illnesses with their prognosis and treatment outcomes. We offer advice on how to access services. 

 We conduct local health fairs in ethnically diverse communities to provide resources. We also encourage participants to seek help if needed.

We conduct  presentations on updates in psychiatry for our members.

We offer scholarships to support minority students in pursuing their future career.

 We hold yearly fundraising galas to support our goals.


Dr Charles-Belzie, Dr Severe, Dr Pierre-Louis, Dr Jean-Noel at the APA meeting -NY
HAPA members at the APA 2018 meeting in New York
Dr Louis Belzie, HAPA member and colleagues at the APA 2018 annual meeting
Dr Belzie, HAPA member, and colleagues presenting at the APA 2018 annual meeting