From April 11 to 14, 2019, the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA, held our 2019 Intensive Training Institute(ITI) focused on a “National Dialogue on Race and Racism: Its Impact On Ethnic/Racial Minority Behavioral Health Disparities.” The ITI was organized in collaboration with the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity(INRHE) at Florida State University.
In 2019, the MFP/ANA celebrates 45 years of excellence in scholarship and providing behavioral health education to more than 400 doctoral and master’s minority nurses, assisting them to graduate and become successful in their careers in psychiatric mental health as clinicians, educators, researchers and policy advocates.
At the end of the Intensive Training Institute, participants are able to:
- Discuss some of the causes of individual, institutional, and systemic racial inequality;
- Understand why discussions of race, racism and health equity matter;
- Listen to others to expand understanding of how one’s experiences shape their belief and accept the experiences of others as real and valid;
- Explore a variety of changes needed to create a more inclusive future.