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.
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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
How Racism Leads to Cancer Health Disparities (opens new window)
Racism is a system that assigns value and gives opportunity to people based on the way they look or the color of their skin. CDC brought issues of social justice and health equity to the forefront of the national discussion in April 2021, when CDC’s director declared racism a serious public health threat. Racism is a serious threat to the public’s health because it makes it harder to address other social determinants of health. Read more (opens new window)
The Black-White covid death rate flipped. Why? (opens new window)
The imbalance in death rates among the nation’s racial and ethnic groups has been a defining part of the pandemic since the start. Early in the crisis, Black people died at higher rates than White people. But at the end of last year, the racial disparity in covid deaths vanished. Read more (opens new window)
Attending Church Might Lengthen Black Men's Lives (opens new window)
Places of worship may provide respite for Black men that not only enhances their lives, but may extend them, new research suggests. "Black men have been oppressed, commodified, surveilled and criminalized like no other group in U.S. history and they often experience disproportionately high levels of social and psychological stress from structural racism.. Read more (opens new window)
Racial and gender disparities in publishing start early for doctors and scientists (opens new window)
For students aiming to establish research careers, publications are crucial. Now, two new studies reveal racial and gender disparities in student publication rates, adding to the ways that inequities in academia manifest early in careers. Women medical students publish less than men, despite reporting a similar number of “research experiences” in their residency applications, according to a study published yesterday in JAMA Network Open. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Taylor on her National League for Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator of the Year Award! NLN declared 2022 the Year of the Nurse Educator. The awards highlight a year of celebrating the unique contributions of nurse educators and nursing education to public health.
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Bounds and Dr. Bridgette Rice on being inducted in the American Academy of Nurses (AAN) as FAANS, the highest credential a nurse can earn, during their 2022 Health Policy conference in DC this week.
Alumna Giovanna De Oliveira, PhD, MSN, RN, ANP, PMHNP-BC and her MFP/ANA mentee, Angel Johann Solorzano Martinez, PhD (c), DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNS, PMHNP-BC, presented a poster presentation, "Management and Prevention of Workplace Violence Training for Student Nurses: A Review of the Literature," during the recent 36th annual APNA conference in Long Beach, CA.
Save-the-Date! The SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA 2023 Intensive Training Institute is scheduled for June 22-25, 2023 in Washington, DC!
The following may be of interest to you:
• Advance Clinical Trials for Equity (opens new window)
- Complete FSR’s anonymous survey for Black and African American patients to share your experience with sarcoidosis, as well as your knowledge and perspective on clinical trials and the role it plays in advancing treatment for sarcoidosis patients.
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