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.
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
— Pablo Neruda
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
Refugee and migrant health at the centre of discussions during the 77th UN General Assembly (opens new window)
Robust global evidence on refugee and migrant health is essential to shape inclusive policies and actions. Yet, a lack of high-quality, comparable data across countries and over time regarding these populations challenges good policy development. This is according to the World Health Organization, the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations (UN) in New York...Read more (opens new window)
NIH Collaboration Seeks to Help Understand U.S. Burden of Health Disparities: Why Your County Matters (opens new window)
Since the early 1990s, federal support of research has increased to understand minority health and identify and address health disparities. Research in these areas has evolved from a starting point of developing a basic descriptive understanding of health disparities and who is most affected. Read more (opens new window)
How might eliminating race-based adjustments in estimates of kidney function affect kidney transplant waitlisting? (opens new window)
Recent efforts have been working to do away with race-based algorithms in medicine—such as an adjustment for Black race in equations that estimate individuals’ kidney function. New research published in CJASN examines the impact of using these new equations on kidney transplant waitlist access. Read more (opens new window)
Struggle and Hope: A Week on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana (opens new window)
They started arriving before the food bank opened at 9:30 a.m. Throughout the day, they came in an uneven flow, sometimes four or five at a time, sometimes just one or two. There were intervals when there was no one, but they never lasted long. In mid-afternoon, suddenly, there was a crush of people, filling the half dozen chairs while some waited outside in the punishing heat, others in their vehicles. Some of the late comers appeared to be high on drugs or alcohol. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
In recognition of National Hispanic 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 the contributions made to the nursing profession and mental health field by several MFP/ANA Scholars of Hispanic descent! Read the special edition e-Newsletter here (opens new window)
Congratulations to Michelle DeCoux Hampton PhD, RN, on starting a new role as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association at American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
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:
• American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2022 Diversity Symposium
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.
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.