Each week a quote is shared for your consideration. Some quotes might offer comfort, hope, a challenge, a chuckle, or inspiration. You may or may not agree with the quote, but it is offered simply to help you reflect and ponder.
Listen with the will to learn.
— Unarine Ramaru
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
The Economic Burden of Mental Health Inequities in the United States Report (opens new window)
Over twenty years ago, the Surgeon General of the United States, David Satcher, MD, PhD, issued a seminal report, Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, 1
which demonstrated that mental health is fundamental to our systemic health, and mental health conditions are equally worthy of our focus and investments. In that report, Dr. Satcher stated, “The past century has witnessed extraordinary progress in our improvement of the public health through medical science and ambitious, often innovative, approaches to health care services. Read more (opens new window)
Latest National Data on Suicide in Racial and Ethnic Groups (opens new window)
Since 2011, the age-adjusted suicide death rate has increased for all races and ethnicities. For American Indian and Alaska Native populations, the age-adjusted suicide death rate increased from 16.5 per 100,000 in 2011 to 23.9 per 100,000 in 2020. Read more (opens new window)
Closing the Health Disparities Gap for Children with Developmental Language Disorders (opens new window)
BATON ROUGE – Within all dialects of English and within all cultures and languages, about two children in every classroom struggle to learn language as well as their siblings and peers and would be diagnosed with a Developmental Language Disorder, according to DLD and Me. Without clinical services, they are at risk for later literacy difficulties, school drop-out and social and sexual victimization. Read more (opens new window)
Black Gay Community Concerned Monkeypox Response Is Inadequate (opens new window)
Historic inequities in health care and current disparities in vaccine distribution have Black gay men worried they could be seeing a repeat of the response and stigma that came with the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Academic Consultant Dr. Freida Outlaw is scheduled to speak during the 2nd ‘ECHO on Racism in Nursing' Series session. Her presentation is scheduled for September 21, 2022 at 3:00pm/ET. Learn more and register here (opens new window).
Season 2 finale, episode 12: Dr. Erica Joseph grew up on former slave quarters just outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her single-mother and grandparents. Dr. Joseph credits the community-service oriented values instilled by her family, and her time helping with her grandmother’s chronic diabetes, for guiding her towards a career in health care. Today, Dr. Joseph, is a DNP and Ph.D. trained psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and scientist serving as Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Co-Lead at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System.
The following may be of interest to you:
• The Hill Virtually Live Event - "The Cost of Mental Health Inequities"
• ANCC National Magnet Conference® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® (opens new window)
We will be in Philly this year for the ANCC National Magnet Conference and ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference, October 13-15! There is so much to learn and do. Choose from 120 educational sessions, hear from three inspiring keynote speakers, view 177 posters, explore innovations in the Exhibit Hall, be a part of the Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence Designation Celebration, and attend the amazing Welcome Party at the Franklin Institute! Plus, take advantage of tons of networking opportunities. Hurry – the advance rate ends September 16. $100 ANA member discount is also available.
Register today: https://hubs.ly/Q01kYkhy0 (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.