Diversity is about all of us and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.
— Jacqueline Woodson
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
Poor housing harms health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities (opens new window)
Robbed of ancestral lands, American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities face an unparalleled housing crisis that pleads for national housing reforms. As victims of centuries of intentional government policies to remove and reallocate lands and resources, many live in third-world conditions that have led to sky-high rates of health problems, ranging from diabetes and cardiovascular disease to chronic liver disease, obesity, unintentional injuries, substance use disorders, violence, and suicides. Read more (opens new window)
Black and Hispanic seniors are left with a less powerful flu vaccine (opens new window)
At Whitman-Walker Health, David Fessler and his staff administer high-dose influenza vaccine to all HIV-positive and senior patients. Although the vaccine is roughly three times as expensive as the standard flu vaccine, it seems to do a better job at protecting those with weakened immune systems — a major focus of the... Read more (opens new window)
Americans Report Mental Health Effects of Climate Change, Worry About Future (opens new window)
Among the 2,210 adults in a nationally representative sample polled by Morning Consult between March 19-21, 2022, more were worried about the impact of climate change on the planet (55%) than on their mental health (39%). They were split on how news about climate change affected their mood, with 42% saying it affected them Read more (opens new window)
The State of Black America and COVID-19: a Two-Year Assessment (opens new window)
Despite increasing optimism, the pandemic is not yet over. In our new report, commissioned in partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID (BCAC) and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, we examine the consequences of the pandemic for Black America. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to MFP masters alumnus Clarence Johnson on the recent announcement of his mental health clinic (Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry) in Waldorf, Maryland, Reflective Minds Mental Wellness, Llc. Learn more (opens new window)
The following podcast episode, featuring nurses Katie Boston- Leary, (opens new window)PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP (opens new window), and Janice Phillips, (opens new window)PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN (opens new window), "Nurses are in need of racial healing," may be of interest to you (opens new window): (opens new window)
"Now more than ever, our profession needs to move toward racial healing. There is an urgent need for nursing to acknowledge its history of racism, boldly confront racism wherever it…Learn more (opens new window)
This MFP/ANA educational offering is scheduled for July 19-20, in Washington, DC. The link to register is is forthcoming.
Premieres Monday, April 11th, 2022. Host Indrias Kassaye welcomes you to partake in Season Two of the "Mental Health Trailblazers: Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up!" podcast. The Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association’s podcast highlights the innovative explorations of black, indigenous and other peoples of color, nurse practitioners and researchers in their pursuit to meet the urgent and often unrecognized psychiatric and mental health needs of minority communities in America and worldwide.
If you have ever considered earning a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric mental health nursing and identify as a member of an ethnic minority in the U.S., the MFP/ANA has designed a program specifically to help YOU! Learn more and apply today at emfp.org
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.