Diversity is about creating an environment where a person can bring their whole self to work.
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
What Happens When American Children Learn About Racism? (opens new window)
Americans have spent over 150 years arguing about what kind of history we should teach to our children. In “Schoolbook Nation,” a book that examines the history of conflicts over American curricula, historian Joseph Moreau noted that a variety of Americans have worried about the sky falling if the “wrong” versions of history were taught in our schools. Read more (opens new window)
Algorithmic discrimination causes less moral outrage than human discrimination (opens new window)
Companies and governments are using algorithms to improve decision-making for hiring, medical treatments, and parole. The use of algorithms holds promise for overcoming human biases in decision-making, but they frequently make decisions that discriminate. Media coverage suggests that people are morally outraged by algorithmic discrimination, but here we examine whether people are less outraged by algorithmic discrimination than by human discrimination. Read more (opens new window)
A N.J. push to investigate health and education needs hidden within the term ‘Asian American’ (opens new window)
Look at New York City, she told them. About 11% of city residents suffer from diabetes, and the rate among Asian Americans is roughly the same at 12%. But a deeper look showed an alarming figure for Indian Americans, nearly double the city average at 21%. Read more (opens new window)
Why L.G.B.T.Q. Adults Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease (opens new window)
As lots of U.S. residents have been celebrating Pride this month, many in the medical community have highlighted the devastating disparities in health outcomes for L.G.B.T.Q. adults — disproportionate cases of monkeypox in men who have sex with men, high reported rates of alcohol abuse, obstacles to accessing screening and treatments for cancer. (opens new window)Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to current doctoral Fellow Serge Wandji on successfully passing his Doctoral Qualifying Examination.
Former MFP Executive Academic Consultant Dr. Faye A. Gary shares her life story and describes how her Provost Scholars mentoring program is creating advantages for children in East Cleveland in new YouTube series brought to you by the Program on Economic Inclusion of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Season 2, episode 7 of “Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up!” is available at emfp.org/news/mental-health-trailblazers-podcast.
On this week’s episode our host, Indrias Kassaye and MFP doctoral Fellow April Ames-Chase discuss the psychiatric mental health impact that serving in a war zone had on her and how she was able to overcome the PTSD that initially she didn’t even realize she was suffering from. Her own lived experiences have influenced her research interests which today focus on Black female Iraqi War veterans and their experiences adjusting to life back home in the United States.
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. View our Schedule-at-A-Glance here
The following on-demand webinar may be of interest to you:
• American Nurses Association
"Criminal Charges Against Nurses: What You Should Know and What You Can Do"
• The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Lead organization for PCSS, is offering two performance in practice (PIP) activities at no cost: Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Learn more (opens new window)
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD) is offered through the Opioid Response Network. Learn more (opens new window)
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.