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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
Covid-19 Health Care Barriers Among People with Disabilities Report (opens new window)
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on everyone, but for some groups, including and especially the disability community, its impact has been staggering. This is even more the case for those in the disability community who live in rural areas and those belonging to racial and ethnic minorities. The Arc of Pennsylvania received funding to investigate, educate, and report on problems that people with disabilities in Pennsylvania have accessing appropriate information and help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more (opens new window)
Indian health advisory council to develop state’s first American Indian Health Health Education Center in Arizona (opens new window)
The Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACIHC) was recently selected by the University of Arizona Health Sciences’ Arizona Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC) to develop the 6th AHEC Regional Center in the state, which will focus exclusively on the American Indian health care system. Read more (opens new window)
Report From American Psychiatric Association Addresses Psychiatric Bed Crisis in the U.S.; Explores New Model to Determine Community Needs
August 16, 2022 (opens new window)
As the nation continues to navigate an ongoing mental health crisis, a new report from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Psychiatric Bed Crisis in the U.S.: Understanding the Problem and Moving Toward Solutions, provides an assessment of the current problem of the lack of access to psychiatric beds and proposes a new model for estimating the needs within a community. Read more (opens new window)
Survey: 1 in 4 LGBTQ youth with high trauma tried suicide in 2021 (opens new window)
One in four LGBTQ young people experiencing high levels of trauma said they had attempted suicide in 2021, according to a survey from The Trevor Project released Thursday. The big picture: Over 300 anti-LGBTQ laws have been introduced this year and at least 25 have passed. Medical experts say the rancor surrounding such policies can weigh heavily on LGBTQ young people's mental health. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to Roxanne Jeffries Baxter for being a recipient of Sigma Theta Tau’s Alpha Mu Grant award which will go towards funding her DNP project, “The Influence of Trauma History on Opiate Use Disorder in an Urban Treatment Facility.”
Alumna and former National Advisory Committee member Dr. Tanya Sorrell is among expert guests to speak during Recover-Con: Substance Use Disorder: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Advocacy 2022 Conference, September 23 - 24. Dr. Sorrell's session is titled "The Rush Substance Use Disorder- Center of Excellence: New horizons in SUD care." Learn more and register (opens new window)
Season 2, episode 10 of “Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up!” is available at emfp.org/news/mental-health-trailblazers-podcast.
Tune in to hear Dr. Udaya Thomas’ inspiring story and learn about the integrative models of health care that address both the physical and mental health needs of patients, that she has been both researching and practicing. Dr. Thomas proposes that integrative group medical visits can optimize health outcomes and provide cost effective alternatives to address the unmet psychiatric mental health needs of underserved and marginalized communities.
The following may be of interest to you:
• Employment Opportunity: Continuing Non-Tenure Track - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Faculty and Track Coordinator
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