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.
Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
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
CDC recently released a report containing data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees that can be used to inform activities to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and achieve equity (opens new window)
Pregnancy-Related Deaths: Data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees in 36 US States, 2017–2019. Pregnancy-related deaths occurred during pregnancy, delivery, and up to a year postpartum. The leading cause of pregnancy-related death varied by race and ethnicity. Read more (opens new window)
Study analyzing often-overlooked racial/ethnic groups provides a new understanding of pain disparities in the U.S. (opens new window)
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Racial and ethnic disparities in pain prevalence in the U.S. are far larger than previously realized, according to the results of a new study co-written by a University at Buffalo medical sociologist. Read more (opens new window)
Can therapy solve racism? (opens new window)
Nearly 20% of Americans turned to therapy in 2020. Many of those people were looking to process some of the big, painful events they were living through, including the pandemic, a contentious election cycle, and of course, the summer's racial reckoning. But that had us wondering: What exactly can therapy accomplish? Read more (opens new window)
Addiction medication treatment shorter for Black and Hispanic patients, study finds (opens new window)
The study looked at the duration of buprenorphine treatment, the most popular medication to help fight cravings in opioid use disorder recovery and found that a higher percentage of Black and Hispanic patients didn't remain on the medication for longer than the 180-day minimum. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to Dr. Faye Gary, the MFP academic consultant from 2002-2015, for co-authoring the recently published textbook, "A population Health Approach to Health Disparities for Nurses Care of Vulnerable Populations (opens new window)," with contributions from MFP statistician and evaluator, Hossein Yarandi, PhD, and the following MFP alumni:
- Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN
- Michelle DeCoux Hampton, PhD, RN
- Gary L. Lawrence, PhD, RN, MSN, BSN, NRP
- Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN
- Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Congratulations to Dr. Millender on co-authoring the recent publication, "Dating violence prevalence and risk factors among adolescents (14–19 years) in urban public schools in Panama." Read more (opens new window)
Save-the-Date! The SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA 2023 Intensive Training Institute is scheduled for June 22-25, 2023 in Washington, DC!
Highlighting season 1, episode 8
with MFP alumni Drs. John Lowe and Eugenia Millender, two key guests who discussed essential aspects, important facts, and unknown surprises around Indigenous nurses. here
The following may be of interest to you:
• National Institutes of Health (NIH)
: Science in Seconds On-demand webinar "Monoclonal antibody prevents malaria infection in a clinical trial," a study that may explain how synaptic changes enhance memory, effects of cadmium exposure on heart development, & more. Learn more (opens new window)
• Project ECHO: Addressing Racism in Nursing Webinar Series
: ""Racism in Clinical Practice" presented by MFP alumna Dr. Marife Aczon- Armstrong
Funding for the MFP e-Newsletter was made possible (in part) by Grant Number 1H79SM080386-05 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.