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The AAKOMA Project and Dr. Breland-Noble Recent Media:

October 2016: Dr. Breland-Noble is featured workshop moderator for attendees of the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC), part of @VCUHealth in Richmond, VA.  The workshop focused on issues of cultural diversity in adolescent mental health and was attended by a multidisciplinary group of educators, practitioners, family members, policy makers and community members.

August 2016:  Dr. Breland-Noble is featured moderator for August Web discussion on mental health in young men and boys of color sponsored by the California Endowment and the Steve Fund (not-for-profit organization:  Click here for info.

July 2016:  Dr. Breland-Noble’s comments on mental health for students of color highlighted in Black Enterprise Magazine

June 2016:  Dr. Breland-Noble partnered with a new mental health stigma reduction organization during their recent launch and fundraiser. I Live For ( is an AAKOMA Project partner and a super group of awesome people.  Check out the event launch video:  



January 2016: Recent Radio Interview with Mr. Solomon Jones from WURD in Philadelphia, PA


April 2015: WHUT Vocal Point TV show on mental illness in diverse youth

November 2014: Young, Gifted and @Risk Symposium – Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award on Culture and Diversity awarded to Dr. Breland-Noble

IMG_0251The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry selects 1 recipient of the award named in her honor to persons who demonstrate advocacy for children, adolescents and families of all cultures. Dr. Spurlock was a Howard University graduate who was a strong advocate for recruiting racially diverse persons into the child and adolescent psychiatry field. In October 2014, the award was given to Dr. Breland-Noble or her efforts in health disparities research and the recruitment of diverse persons into the field of psychiatry.



Dr. Breland-Noble reappointed to PCORI Addressing Disparities Panel

Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble was re-appointed to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute ( Inaugural panel on Addressing Disparities for a 3 year term. Read more about this wonderful honor by clicking the link below.


AAKOMA Project Faith Based Partnerships

The AAKOMA Project is proud to announce ongoing partnerships with the following faith communities in the DC, MD and VA areas:

  • Community United Methodist Church – Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jalene Chase Sands
  • Christ United Methodist Church – Pastor Rev. Dr. LaReesa C. Smith-Horn & Rev. Norman Horn, First Gentleman

Please contact us at if you would like information on how to join us.

Adventist Healthcare 2013 Disparities Conference “Spirituality and Mental Health Fireside Chat”

This meeting, sponsored by Adventist Healthcare in Maryland included Dr. Breland-Noble and leaders of various faith backgrounds discussing diverse faith perspectives on mental illness.

See interactive program following:

APA’s Clinical Treatment Guideline Development Panel for Depressive Disorders Across the Lifespan

In 2012, Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble was invited to join the inaugural task force for the development of depression treatment guidelines at the American Psychological Association. Click here to read the full story.

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