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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
2022 Health Equity DataJam (opens new window)
This data-driven sprint is a call-to-action for the public to transform HHS data into digital tools, insights, and innovation for real-world impact. How can we transform raw data into actionable insights and digital tools to bridge disparities of health, including those exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure equitable access and wellness for all? Explore health equity topics and discover issue-specific data recommended by government experts and test-driven by teams working to solve the nation’s biggest challenges. Read more (opens new window)
Author Interview: “How Is Colonialism a Sociostructural Determinant of Health in Puerto Rico?” (opens new window)
Dr José G. Pérez-Ramos joins Ethics Talk to discuss his article, coauthored with Drs Adriana Garriga-López and Carlos E. Rodríguez-Díaz: “How Is Colonialism a Sociostructural Determinant of Health in Puerto Rico?” Read more (opens new window)
Oprah, Smithsonian Channel To Explore Health Care Inequities (opens new window)
Oprah Winfrey and the Smithsonian Channel are partnering to highlight racial disparities in the health care system through a new campaign and documentary. The network revealed on Thursday the Color of Care campaign to create a solution toward health equity. The campaign will follow the premiere of Winfrey’s “The Color of Care” documentary, Read more (opens new window)
Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality (opens new window)
Each year in the United States, about 700 people die during pregnancy or in the year after. Another 50,000 people each year have unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery with serious short- or long-term health consequences. Every pregnancy-related death is tragic, especially because two in three of them are preventable. Read more (opens new window)
What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far? (opens new window)
It's an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant, but it doesn’t seem to cause more severe disease. Since it was first identified in November, BA.2 has been spreading around the globe, driving new surges in parts of Asia and Europe. It's now the dominant coronavirus version in the U.S. and more than five dozen other countries. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Anniversaries have special meaning and often call for celebration or reflection on an historical event or in my case, one’s personal life. This year marks my 50th year anniversary since my departure from foster care at age 18, the beginning of a transitional period referred to as “aging out.” Read more (opens new window)
In this webinar, you will hear from medical professionals, health equity leaders, and program managers paving the way for better health outcomes as it relates to Black Maternal Health. Learn more and register (opens new window)
The U3 Women’s Health Lecture Series is a webinar series led by ORWH that focuses on research on women of U3 populations. The series highlights the work of U3 program–supported investigators and aims to increase awareness of health disparities and foster greater interest in this critical research area. 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.
Check out the season 2 premiere of “Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up” at emfp.org/news/mental-health-trailblazers-podcast! Our host, Indrias Kassaye, digs in to the complex issues in psychiatric mental health and healthcare today with Marcus Henderson, elected board member of the American Nurses Association and member of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. Marcus Henderson is a current MFP Fellow pursuing a PhD at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with the goal to improve care, eliminate disparities, and optimize outcomes for children and adolescents from marginalized backgrounds.
Having trouble completing your application? Join the MFP Team for Office Hours, April 19, get all your questions answered, and complete your application before the April 30 deadline. Register here (opens new window)
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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.