Searching for Providers of Color

About the Program

The mental health treatment field is disproportionately white. What barriers do people of color face while trying to find care? And how important is it to find a provider that can identify with a person’s race, culture and experiences?

“Searching for Providers of Color” explores the BIPOC mental health provider workforce shortage and examines the impact on people of color looking for appropriate care.

Through in-depth interviews and reported stories – Call to Mind host Kimberly Adams guides this critical hour-long program to examine the barriers to diversify the mental health treatment field and how communities of color are getting the care they need.

Call to Mind’s specials explore an emerging area of understanding in mental health and aim to illustrate new knowledge to empower people to engage with in their well-being. All Call to Mind programs are produced with a focus on identity representation.


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Preview audio available: September 26, 2022
Promo spot available: September 26, 2022
Program rundown available: October 8, 2022
Date content will be uploaded: October 8, 2022


Broadcast Window

October 10, 2022 - December 10, 2022

If you'd like to air this special outside of the indicated broadcast window, please contact your Station Relations Representative.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before December 11, 2022. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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Kimberly Adams

Kimberly Adams is a host/correspondent at Marketplace, America’s largest broadcast business program. She covers the intersection of politics and the economy from Washington, DC, where she also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Press Club. Before moving to DC, Kimberly was a Cairo-based freelance journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her work aired on multiple networks in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

Kimberly identifies as a Black woman (she/her).

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