We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves.
— Shirley Chisholm
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
HHS Announces Dramatic Increase in Funding to Expand the Availability of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Across the Nation (opens new window)
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing two Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) funding opportunities to expand and increase access to evidence-based mental health and substance use services for all Americans. Read more (opens new window)
Racial, Ethnic, and Language Concordance Between Patients and Their Usual Healthcare Providers (opens new window)
The study, released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, underscores the scope of the challenge the Biden administration faces as it seeks to increase representation among providers as part of a bid to improve health equity. Researchers called for making medical education more affordable for underrepresented groups. Read more (opens new window)
Black therapists are struggling to be seen on TikTok. They're forming their own communities instead (opens new window)
Through videos — some on topics like grief, "race/race-ism," trauma and healing, others raw reactions or trending sounds, like this call to action to amplify people of color on TikTok — Mclaurin advocates for better representation in the mental health field. Read more (opens new window)
The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Psychiatric Disorders (opens new window)
Living with mental-health disorders is challenging enough without adding physical ailments to the mix. But recent research suggests that people with psychiatric disorders also have higher rates of Type 2 diabetes, and the combination can be devastating. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
The SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA is proud to highlight twenty MFP/ANA women alumna trailblazers during Women's Herstory Month 2022. This week we recognize MFP/ANA alumnae...Read more (opens new window)
Congratulations to MFP alumna Dr. Shaquita Starks for being a recipient of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses' 2022 ISPN Diversity and Equity Award.
This MFP/ANA educational offering is scheduled for July 19-20, in Washington, DC. The link to register is is forthcoming.
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.