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.
Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. – James Baldwin
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
Meharry to launch new global health equity institute led by health policy expert Daniel E. Dawes (opens new window)
Meharry’s Global Health Institute will serve as the foundation for the first School of Global Public Health at a historical Black college or university, furthering the College’s commitment to advancing health equity for minoritized and marginalized communities worldwide. Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., an internationally recognized health policy expert, researcher, and attorney will lead the Institute in generating a strategic plan to launch the future School. Read more (opens new window)
HHS Approves California’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Demonstration Authority to Support Care for Justice-Involved People (opens new window)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), approved a first-of-its-kind section 1115 demonstration amendment in California which will provide a set of critical pre-release services and improve access to critically needed care for people returning home from jails and prisons. For example, Medi-Cal will be able to cover substance-use treatment before a Medicaid beneficiary is released from jail, prison, or youth correctional facility. Read more (opens new window)
Mental Health Issues Affecting African American Men (opens new window)
Black men have a higher rate of depression and anxiety than white men, but here’s the catch; we very rarely get the help we need. “The little bit of research that we do have says that things have gotten exponentially worse and when it comes to things like suicide attempts and suicide completions, Black men, Black boys in particular, are one of the fastest growing groups in that space,” Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble said. Read more (opens new window)
FDA to make it easier for gay and bisexual men to donate blood (opens new window)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued proposed guidance Friday to ease restrictions on blood donations by men who have sex with men. The change is expected to take effect after a public comment period. The restrictions on donating blood date back to the early days of the AIDS epidemic and were designed to protect the blood supply from HIV. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
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.
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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.
The following may be of interest to you:
• OMHHE Health Equity Lecture Series: "Reducing Tobacco-related Health Disparities
• Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio: "An Introduction to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in Behavioral Healthcare." (6 CEUs)
• Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio: "Motivational Interviewing: Guiding the Behavioral Change Process" (6 CEUs)
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.