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.
To be culturally humble means that I am willing to learn.
– Joe Gallagher
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
Lessons for Modern Medicine from Race-Based X-Rays (opens new window)
Until the late 1960s, X-ray machine operators were trained to give Black people higher doses of radiation than they did for white people. When this fact came to light during 1968 U.S. congressional hearings on radiation safety, amid heightened racial tensions in the weeks following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the practice drew considerable attention from the news media and caused an outcry from the general public. Read more (opens new window)
Advancing Health Equity For People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities (opens new window)
There are numerous health inequities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). They experience lower rates of preventive screening; higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease; lower life expectancy; and higher rates of pregnancy complications. If that’s not enough, they have been at nearly six times greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Read more (opens new window)
This Indigenous Scientist Helped Save Lives as COVID Devastated the Navajo Nation (opens new window)
“How do you tell a community in the United States that has no running water or electricity to wash their hands?” Crystal Lee drives hours through dust on Route 66 past the border town of Gallup, N.M., on her way through the parched road to the Navajo Nation in Arizona. She is going to see family who have made it through the... Read more (opens new window)
To disclose or not to disclose: Inside the push for bisexual-affirming medical care (opens new window)
The last time Lauren Krouse saw her primary care doctor, the medical assistant breezed through Krouse’s patient history form. She laughed and brushed off the question about sexual orientation. “I don’t even know why I’m asking this,” the assistant said. She assumed Krouse was straight. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Save-the-Date! The SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA 2023 Intensive Training Institute is scheduled for June 22-25, 2023 in Washington, DC!
Congratulations to MFP alumna and current National Advisory Committee Chair Eugenia Isabel Flores Millender, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CDE, FAAN, on being among team of researchers from the Florida State University College of Nursing to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to examine predictors of vaccine-trial engagement among sexual and gender minority Latinx communities. Read more (opens new window)
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