Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength
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
Correct count matters for Asian American, Pacific Islander health (opens new window)
When grouped together, Asian Americans comprise the fastest-growing ethnic population in the U.S., going from 11.9 million in 2000 to 20.4 million in 2015—a rise of 71.4% The problem, however, is that grouping all Asian Americans together masks their diversity and tends to hide their particular challenges. Read more (opens new window)
Tackling racial disparities in cancer care by creating new ways for institutions to operate (opens new window)
The study identified barriers to patients receiving care, such as lack of transportation. The health system set out to remove these impediments, doing so by employing real-time warnings from the electronic medical record that notified nurse navigators to engage with patients to ensure they completed treatments. This process included immediate follow-up with patients if they missed scheduled visits R (opens new window)ead more (opens new window)
Gender-affirming care improves the mental health of transgender youth (opens new window)
Hormone therapy is just one method of gender-affirming health care. The term includes treatments that help people express their gender identity. This care looks different for people of different ages. In young kids, it involves letting them use a name and pronouns that match their gender. Read more (opens new window)
How vaccination rates are changing in each state: Up in 28, down in 22 (opens new window)
An average of 796,100 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day were administered in the last week, a 4 percent decrease from the week before, according to The Washington Post. Michigan has seen the biggest increase in administered COVID-19 vaccines, with vaccination rates rising by 40 percent in the past week. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
MFP Alumna Dr. Udaya Thomas illustrates dissertation key findings by developing a video that provides a "window" into her dissertation topic, “A Retrospective Analysis of Integrative Group Medical Visits for Low-Income Patients with Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care.” Click here (opens new window)
The University of Delaware will host a free virtual webinar, "Decolonizing United States’ History with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz," next Thursday, November 4, 2021. Register here (opens new window).
Applications for the SAMHSA Minority fellowship program at ANA FY 2022-2023 are open! Eligible psychiatric nurses pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in mental health and substance use disorders to provide direct care, research, education, and health advocacy to minority and underserved populations across the life span are encouraged to apply. Learn more
Applications are open for all American Psychological Association (APA) MFP fellowships, including the Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program
(IMFP) nursing discipline
at ANA! The deadline to apply is January 15, 2022. Click here (opens new window)
to learn more and to apply.
The NIH Common Fund Wants to Hear from You! The listening session series is an opportunity to gather members from various stakeholder groups and allow them to express their view, share ideas, and provide insight about health disparities research to advance health equity. Learn more (opens new window)
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