Have faith in yourself.
The MFP is an initiative staffed by ANA with funding from SAMHSA, making fellowships available to ethnic and racial psychiatric nursing students who are enrolled full time in an accredited master’s/doctoral nursing program.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
This week’s recommended Health and Wellness Activity
HEALTH DISPARITY RELATED ARTICLES
Addressing vaccine fears as Latinos fall behind in COVID-19 vaccinations (opens new window)
As the delta variant continues to ravage communities across the country, Hispanic populations in many states have been left behind in the race to get the country vaccinated, according to Salud America, a national Latino-focused research organization. Health experts say misinformation, fear and a lack of access to vaccination sites have contributed to the lower rates of vaccination r (opens new window)ead more (opens new window)
Protecting and Advancing Health Care for Transgender Adult Communities (opens new window)
Discrimination, stigma, and violence, along with other social, political, and economic factors, significantly affect the physical, mental, and behavioral health of transgender adults.2 Research demonstrates that, compared with the general population, transgender people suffer from more chronic health conditions and experience higher rates of health problems related to HIV/AIDS, substance use, mental illness, and sexual and physical violence, as well as higher prevalence and earlier onset of disabilities that can also lead to health issues read more (opens new window)
Racial Inequities Persist in Health Care Despite Expanded Insurance (opens new window)
Two decades ago, only 9 percent of white Americans rated their health as fair or poor. But 14 percent of Hispanic Americans characterized their health in those terms, as did nearly 18 percent of Black Americans. read more (opens new window)
Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations Race/Ethnicity (opens new window)
The CDC reports demographic characteristics, including race/ethnicity, of people receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at the national level. As of June 07, 2021, CDC reported that race/ethnicity was known for 57% of people who had received at least one dose of r (opens new window)ead more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
You’re invited to the first-ever virtual ANA Policy, Innovation, and Advocacy (PI+A) Forum on September 14
. ANA has designed a virtual event jam packed with interactive and thought-provoking discussions. You can earn up to 12 CNE credits, receive on-demand access until September 30, and receive a $20 discount when registering with promo code learn more (opens new window)
In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness month, the Arkansas Nurses Association will provide a five-part series as live, virtual sessions through ZOOM every Thursday during the month of September beginning at 5:00 pm. Part 1 of this series is September 2, 2021. Register here (opens new window)
Do you or anyone you know have bold ideas to reimagine nursing to address the vast healthcare needs of this country? The American Nurses Foundation, through its Reimagining Nursing (RN) Initiative, is building on its commitment to drive investment in nursing, inspire innovation and leadership, and engage in partnerships to catalyze and implement transformative changes to education, regulation, and practice. The Foundation will award up to $15 million in grants to 11 pilot programs that create 1) more future practice-ready nurse graduates, 2) technology-enabled nursing practices, and/or 3) new care-delivery venues funded by direct reimbursement. This transformation of nursing will provide high-quality, accessible, and equitable care to all Americans. Applications are due by October 25, 2021
. Visit the Reimagining Nursing Initiative (opens new window)
The American Psychological Association’s Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP) is seeking nominations for two new members for the Interdisciplinary Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) for its master’s and doctoral fellowship programs. Nominations and supporting materials should be submitted no later than September 1st, 2021
at ITAC 2021 Nominations. Learn more (opens new window)
The first episode of our Mental Health Trailblazers - Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up podcast, featuring MFP/ANA alumna and National Advisory Committee Chair, Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, MDiv, APRN, is now LIVE. Visit https://bit.ly/3gelU0 (opens new window)r to listen.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
MFP/ANA 2021 Virtual Intensive Summer Institute, August 19-21, 2021. The theme is "Advancing Behavioral Health Equity among Racial and Ethnic Minority and Indigenous Populations."
If you enjoyed last evening’s 2021 VISI Graduation and Awards Ceremony opening, you don’t want to miss today’s sessions
View our Schedule of Events and Confirmed Speakers and Moderators at emfp.org/library/continuing-education/mfp-2021-virtual-intensive-summer-institute
Funding for the MFP e-Newsletter was made possible (in part) by Grant Number 1H79SM080386-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written training materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.