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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
COVID-19 Reaches Australia’s Remote Aboriginal Communities—Highlighting a Perilously Slow Vaccine Rollout (opens new window)
It’s not easy to get to Goodooga. The tiny Australian town is about a nine hour drive from Sydney, and miles from the closest two-lane highway. But that didn’t stop COVID-19 from reaching the predominantly Aboriginal community of about 250. Last week, the town confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus. Several more people have been confirmed to be infected since. r (opens new window)ead more (opens new window)
Visualizing the Stark Maternal Health Inequities In The United States (opens new window)
Black women in the United States are more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than any other demographic — and the Covid-19 pandemic may be exacerbating one of the starkest disparities in American health care. Health care practitioners and advocacy groups have raised the alarm that the pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted communities of color and strained the resources of the country's health care system, may further increase barriers to care for pregnant people. read more (opens new window)
US Medical Schools Are Not Addressing LGBTQ Health Disparities Well (opens new window)
To address sexual and gender minority health disparities, American medical schools must update their data collection practices, according to new research in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. The study found 80% of medical schools are not collecting sexual orientation information during the admission or enrollment process. Without data, support gaps cannot be identified, or programs implemented. . 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
Adolescent-caregiver mental health intervention study, Garnering Resilience in Traumatized Youth and Families (GRIT), led by MFP alumna Dr. Dawn Bounds, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Read more (opens new window)
Faye Gary, an indomitable nurse researcher and Case Western Reserve University faculty member, was quietly shocked when Provost Ben Vinson III announced she was the recipient of the institution’s highest faculty award, the permanent, honorific title of Distinguished University Professor. Read more (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)
Upcoming IM4US Conference, September 23-25, will offer high-quality educational content worth up to 30 CEU/CME, from a brilliantly diverse group of presenters collaborating together for a stunningly compelling conference program. Read 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.
Missed the MFP/ANA Virtual Intensive Summer Institute? Check out the schedule-of-events, bios of speakers and moderators, and view all the recorded sessions here: emfp.org/library/continuing-education/mfp-2021-virtual-intensive-summer-institute
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