To finally recognize our own invisibility is to finally be on the path toward visibility. Invisibility is not a natural state for anyone.
― Mitsuye Yamada
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
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HEALTH DISPARITY RELATED ARTICLES
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Schools and school boards struggle to respond to racism — and continue to fail to dismantle systemic barriers that affect Indigenous, Black and racialized students and families. These barriers affect not only student learning, but student, family and staff well-being and sense of belonging. Read more (opens new window)
Denial of structural racism linked to anti-Black prejudice (opens new window)
WASHINGTON — People who deny the existence of structural racism are more likely to exhibit anti-Black prejudice and less likely to show racial empathy or openness to diversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. However, there were no similar findings for people who claimed they ignore race, which was instead associated with greater openness to diversity, the study found. Read more (opens new window)
W (opens new window)hy Are Asian Americans Invisible When It Comes To Eating Disorder Diagnosis And Treatment? (opens new window)
Among clinicians, there’s a misconception that eating disorders mainly affect white, upper-middle-class female patients, says Shuchang Kang, PhD, a staff psychologist at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services who studies disordered eating in marginalized groups. But the rates of disordered eating behavior among Asian American women are comparable to rates seen among white women, according to a 2019 study from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Read more (opens new window)
Ghana startup strives for greater African representation in cancer research (opens new window)
Data on cancer in Africa is scarce. While more than 17% of the world's population, only 2% of genomic study participants worldwide are of African descent, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Yet cancer is a growing problem on the continent, with a recent University of Tunis study projecting African mortalities to exceed the global average by 30% in the next 20 years. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) at the American Nurses Association (ANA) is proud to highlight several MFP/ANA trailblazers of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent. (opens new window)Read more (opens new window) (opens new window)
The following upcoming events may be of interest to you:
• Youth Suicide Research Consortium Conference
"Harnessing Community Strengths: Changing Systems for Youth Suicide Prevention."
• Network for Excellence and Health Innovation Webinar
"Telemental Health Care Among Medicaid Enrollees: Advancing Research to Promote Effective Delivery."
• The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Suicide Prevention in Indigenous Communities: A Virtual Workshop-Webinar 3
• Committee on Creating a Framework for Emerging Science, Technology, and Innovation in Health and Medicine
NASEM Health and Medicine will host a virtual information-gathering session to feature a conversation on the study’s goals and context with sponsoring organizations, as well as discussions on embedding equity and justice considerations into the processes for development and governance of emerging science, technology, and innovation in health and medicine.
Check out season 2, episode 4 of “Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up!” at emfp.org/news/mental-health-trailblazers-podcast! Hear current doctoral Fellow Griselle B. Estrada, MSN, RN, and host Indrias Kassaye discuss the importance of having nursing educators that reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of nursing students and the wider community. Ms. Estrada is currently completing the dissertation phase of her PhD in Nursing at Duquesne University. Her research interests include culturally congruent, evidence-based interventions that promote mental wellbeing and suicide prevention in Puerto Rican communities.
The SAMHSA MFP/ANA 2022 Intensive Training Institute is scheduled for July 21-24, 2022 in Washington, DC. This year's theme is Building a Minority Workforce: A Call to Action for Addressing Health Disparities and Creating Health Equity
. Learn more and register 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.