Be gentle with yourself. You are doing the best you can.
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
Latino Views on COVID-19 Vaccinations: Understanding Hesitancy (opens new window)
This data supports that the issue with Latinos not getting the COVID-19 vaccine is not so much due to hesitancy but access. Our policymakers should address these barriers and bring the vaccine to our communities to mitigate the health inequities that Latinos have experienced during the pandemic. Read more (opens new window)
Black children twice as likely to die by suicide than white children, new study finds (opens new window)
Black children in the United States are almost twice as likely to die by suicide than white children, new research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows. The study, published in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found what researchers are calling an alarming upward trend in Black youth suicide over the past decade. Read more (opens new window)
Medical Schools Lack Proper Data to Address LGBTQ Health Disparities (opens new window)
Medical schools are not accurately collecting LGBTQ identity data from applicants and are consequently failing to address LGBTQ health disparities, a study from the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine found. That could spell bad news for cultural competency initiatives, which most experts say hinge on partnership with traditionally minoritized groups. 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
The American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is seeking mentor nominations for its Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP) funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The term of service is up to two years. Learn more (opens new window)
The second episode of our Mental Health Trailblazers - Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up podcast, featuring MFP/ANA alum and Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association of NV founding President Dr. Marife Aczon- Armstrong is LIVE! Visit bit.ly/3gelU0r
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