Eat healthy. Sleep well. Breathe deeply.
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
Higher Rates of Anxiety, Depression Reported Among Minority Children (opens new window)
A study found that racial and ethnic minority children experienced increased rates of anxiety, depression, and social risks during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, led by researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC),1 included 168 caregivers of racially and ethnically diverse children between ages 5 and 11 who had completed screenings for behavioral and emotional risks as part of a well visit at an urban, safety-net pediatric primary care practice before the onset of the pandemic. Read more (opens new window)
Pacific Islanders Searching for Inclusion in Medicine (opens new window)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders (NHPIs or NHOPIs) are the least represented racial group in US medical schools—comprising less than 0.4% of entering students annually.1 Even in Hawaii, where NHPI individuals represent more than 25% of the state population, they account for less than 5% of physicians. Read more (opens new window)
Perturbations in Gut Microbiota Composition in Psychiatric Disorders (opens new window)
This review and meta-analysis of 59 case-control studies found that gut microbiota perturbations were associated with a transdiagnostic pattern with a depletion of certain anti-inflammatory butyrate-producing bacteria and an enrichment of pro-inflammatory bacteria in depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety. Read more (opens new window)
Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations Race/Ethnicity (opens new window)
Updated December 15, 2021 — As of this week, federal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 68.4% of the total population in the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Dr. Patty Wilson is among selected guest experts to be part of a six-episode series, hosted by Michael Sneed, Executive Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, that features conversations with Black doctors and nurses on the front lines of health equity. Read more (opens new window)
Discuss the mechanisms by which structural racism (racism embedded within clinical, organizational/institutional, financial/payment models, and societal practices and policies). Read more and register (opens new window)
Interactive learning community conversation focused on the misconception that Motivational Interviewing is a 'technique' to get people to do what we (workers & providers) want them to do. Learn more and register (opens new window)
This intermediate session focuses on identification and implementation of evidence-based mental health services for individuals who describe themselves as gender non-binary, transgender, or with other gender fluid identities. Learn more (opens new window)
The MFP plays crucial roles in (a) encouraging students of all ethnic minorities to enter master’s and doctoral programs in behavioral health nursing, and (b) supporting them with fellowships during their studies. Learn more and apply at apply.emfp.org
MFP/ANA Podcast: Mental Health Trailblazers – Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up
Settle into another episode, where our host Indrias Kassaye will be interviewing Dr. Marie Smith-East, a clinical assistant professor and the Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Duquesne University. Her research focuses on geographic access to health care utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), particularly for individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Listen now
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.
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Applications are open for all American Psychological Association (APA) MFP fellowships, including the Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program
(IMFP) nursing discipline.
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2022. Click here (opens new window)
to learn more and to apply
Funding for the MFP e-Newsletter was made possible (in part) by Grant Number 1H79SM080386-04 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.