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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
Healthcare Deserts: 80% of U.S. Lacks Adequate Access to Healthcare (opens new window)
In over 20% of U.S. counties, most people have to drive more than 30 minutes to reach the closest hospital, making them hospital desert areas, according to a recent report. Large swathes of the country are also pharmacy and trauma center deserts. Read more (opens new window)
Study confirms pandemic hit Black Americans, Native Americans and Latinos harder than Whites (opens new window)
A study published Monday confirms that the pandemic hit Black Americans, Native Americans and Latinos far harder than Whites early on, killing greater proportions of these groups. People from these groups were more likely to die from all causes -- Covid-19 and others -- than were Whites and Asians, the National Cancer Institute-led team said. Read more (opens new window)
Racial and ethnic differences in perception of provider cultural competence among patients with depression and anxiety symptoms: a retrospective, population-based, cross-sectional analysis (opens new window)
Racial and ethnic minorities face disparities in access to health care. Culturally competent care might lessen these disparities. Few studies have studied the patients' view of providers' cultural competence, especially in psychiatric care. Read more (opens new window)
Overcoming Cultural Barriers on the Road to Recovery (opens new window)
Nearly everyone who lives with mental illness has encountered barriers in their recovery journeys. For me, many of these barriers were cultural: I faced social, linguistic, religious and even political challenges as I grew up and attempted to seek treatment and support for my mental health. Being a gay, Latina woman who grew up in a religious household of immigrants, I had to overcome many obstacles in order to get the help that I needed. 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
Dr. Marie Smith-East will present “Global Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic” as part of the Duquesne University's Center for African Studies Pere Jacques Laval Global Public Health Speaker Series on October 13, 2021. Register here (opens new window)
Congratulations to Drs. Outlaw and Gary for co-authoring recently published manuscript, "A Schema of Toxic Stress Informed by Racism, Transgenerational Stress, and Disadvantage." Article is in press, link is only active for 90 days. Read more (opens new window)
Join the Academy Health organizational member Penn Leonard Davis Institute (LDI) and the Penn Center for Mental Health for this virtual conference to hear from the experts behind innovative mental health care approaches and craft a research and policy agenda that will inform a more effective, sustainable, and equitable mental health care system on October 29, 2021. Register here (opens new window)
MFP/ANA Podcast: Mental Health Trailblazers – Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up
Mental Health Trailblazers – Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up is the Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association’s podcast featuring the groundbreaking journeys of black, indigenous and other peoples of color, psychiatric and mental health nurses, in their quest to meet the urgent and unmet needs of minority communities in America. Visit bit.ly/3gelU0r (opens new window) 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
The recording and/or transmission of recorded education sessions in any format is strictly prohibited.
Calling All Current Fellows and Alumni, Be Part of The Discussion!
The MFP/ANA Fellows Corner is an evolving gathering space here on our website, open to MFP Fellows, Alumni and staff, to promote communication, engagement and bonding during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. The Fellows Corner provides Fellows another opportunity to come together online in a safe space for peer-to-peer support; mentoring; collaboration; sharing of manuscript writing, research, quality improvement projects, and clinical practice experiences; and other social, academic, and professional interactions. An online password-protected community that you only can access 24/7. Visit emfp.org/fellows-corner.
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.