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.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced – 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
Addressing health disparities in Prince George's County (opens new window)
Deneen Richmond, one of only two black female hospital presidents in Maryland, joined us to talk about her story and to address health disparities in Prince George's County. Read more (opens new window)
UAB graduate gives $1 million to support international and underrepresented students (opens new window)
In 1998, entrepreneur Shegun Otulana arrived in Birmingham from his native Lagos, Nigeria. He followed his older brother to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, but found scholarships for international students hard to find — and even harder to find as a student coming from West Africa. Read more (opens new window)
Pandemics, Prisons, and Policy: An Overview of Criminal Justice and Public Health in Tennessee (opens new window)
The COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on Tennessee’s incarcerated population have exposed gaping deficiencies in access to healthcare within our state’s criminal justice system. Incarcerated individuals experience higher rates of chronic and mental health conditions than the general population, and time spent incarcerated is associated with a significant decline in overall health. Read more (opens new window)
A Trauma-Informed Approach Provides Framework for Achieving Health Equity (opens new window)
We have known for years that health equity is possible only through eliminating racism, but we have yet to realize this imperative. The 2021 Future of Nursing Report and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, provided key recommendations for health care, including dismantling racism and discrimination. Creating a culture free of racism and focused on equity requires individual and structural changes, and a trauma-informed (TI) approach provides a framework for these changes. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to Wonkyung Chang on having her abstract accepted for a poster presentation during the 35th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA, March 23-24. Accepted Abstract Title: Revisit the Prevalence of Unhealthy Alcohol Use among Ethnic Minority Immigrant Gay, Bisexual Men, and Other Men who Have Sex with Men (GBMSM) in North America: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Missed an episode from season 2
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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.
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:
• NYU Meyers College of Nursing and Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences: Dinner and research symposium to honor the legacy of nursing trailblazer Dr. Bernardine Mays Lacey and to recognize nursing's contributions to health equity.
Featured keynote speakers are MFP alumna Stephanie Ferguson, PhD, RN, FAAN and Bridgette (Brawner) Rice, PhD, MDiv, APRN, FAAN.
• FDA Oncology Center of Excellence: Conversations on Cancer, Black History Month Program “What’s on the Horizon: Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Future of Cancer Care”
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.