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.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
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
Training to Build Antiracist, Equitable Health Care Systems (opens new window)
All clinicians should provide high-quality, safe, and equitable care to every patient and community. Yet, in practice, health care delivery systems are designed and organized to exacerbate inequity in access and outcomes, and clinicians are incentivized to deliver unequal and inequitable care in deeply segregated academic health centers that are structured to reify white supremacy. Read more (opens new window)
Men's residence, race determine odds of death by certain cancers (opens new window)
A recent American Cancer Society study found geographic and racial disparities in incidence and mortality rates for men with a major genitourinary cancer. The study, published in European Urology, looked at incidence and mortality for all four major genitourinary cancers — bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular — for men and women in the U.S. Read more (opens new window)
January Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover Childhood and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders, Suicide Screening and Technological Advances in CBT (opens new window)
The January issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry focuses on childhood- and neurodevelopment-related psychiatric disorders. Insights from the issue include the following: In Search of Biomarkers to Guide Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review, the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials: Initial Evaluation of a Battery of Candidate EEG Biomarkers, the Link Between Autism and Sex-Related Neuroanatomy, and Associated Cognition and Gene Expression. Read more (opens new window)
Intervention Science for Health Disparities Research Recommendations (opens new window)
Guiding Principles: Promote multi-sectoral interventions that address the structural drivers of health disparities, as well as those that consider the interplay with behavioral and biological factors. Rationale: Interventions need to address structural factors, such as poverty, racism, discrimination, residential segregation, unemployment, food deserts, and educational inequalities. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to MFP/ANA National Advisory Committee (NAC) Chair Dr. Eugenia Flores Millender for being among the two faculty members from Florida State University’s College of Nursing to have been named courtesy research associates of the Gorgas Commemorative Institute for Health Studies (ICGES) in Panama, the nation’s lead entity for facilitating and conducting health research! Read more (opens new window)
Missed an episode from season 2
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to get caught up! Mental Health Trailblazers – Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up!
is the MFP/ANA podcast featuring the groundbreaking journeys of BIPOC psychiatric mental health nurses, in their quest to meet the urgent and unmet needs of under-represented communities in America.
Applications for our 2023-2024 cohort are now open! If you have ever considered earning a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric mental health nursing and identify as a member of an ethnic minority in the U.S., learn more about the MFP/ANA and apply today at apply.emfp.org.
The following may be of interest to you:
• RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery Annual International Conference: '"Nursing and Midwifery – Leading the World to Better Health"
The purpose of the fellowship is to identify, select, and support the training of ethnic minority graduate students who commit to significantly improving the quality of care provided to ethnic and racial minorities who have a mental or cooccurring mental and substance use disorder. Learn more and apply (opens new window)
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.