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.
Collaboration, creativity, and respect build life long connections that matter and make a difference, propelling us to work together across all boundaries.
– Diane Luna
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
Adolescents Are Experiencing Violence, Sadness, and Suicide Risk (opens new window)
This report shows particularly stark increases in mental health challenges, experiences of violence, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors—especially among girls and youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, or another non-heterosexual identity (LGBQ+). Read more (opens new window)
Neighborhood-Based Obesity Risk in Aging Populations (opens new window)
More than a third of adults in the United States have obesity, and people who live in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods with lower-income and less-educated populations have a higher risk of obesity. This includes older adult populations, which continue to grow and increase the demand for health care. Read more (opens new window)
Launch of $4.1 Million Latino Cancer Health Equity Research Center, “Avanzando Equidad de Salud" (opens new window)
Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez of UT Health San Antonio is launching the new “Avanzando Equidad de Salud: Latino Cancer Health Equity Research Center” thanks to a 4-year, $4.08-million grant from the American Cancer Society. The Avanzando Equidad de Salud Center, which will begin in February 2023, is a response to the severe cancer burden facing Latinos in South Texas. Read more (opens new window)
Cherokee Nation unveila first in-house drug treatment center (opens new window)
This center will be built in Tahlequah and use the millions of dollars from the tribe's opioid settlement funds. The $18 million and 17,000 square foot treatment center will be located in the Park hill area of Tahlequah, and construction is set to start this year. It will provide $73 million to construct facilities across the reservation over the next five years to meet behavioral health service needs, including drug treatment and prevention. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to MFP alumna and former National Advisory Committee (NAC) member Dr. Tanya Sorrell on recently being appointed to Cook County Health’s Board of Directors. Cook County Health is recognized for providing a high-quality, safe system of care to the residents of Cook County, Illinois. Lear more about Cook Couth Health here (opens new window)
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.
We also invite you to join one of our upcoming Office Hours where team members will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding the application. You can register for one or more of the dates that best fit your schedule here (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.
The following may be of interest to you:
• Healthcare’s Missing Logic Podcast Episode 190: "The importance of nurses’ health and well-being from the bedside to the C-Suite"
Featured Special Gues: Dr. Katie Boston-Leary, Director of Nursing Programs at ANA, overseeing Nursing Practice and Work Environment and Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation. Listen to full episode (opens new window)
• Call for Papers: The board and editors of Research in Nursing & Health (2 year IF 2.238) are pleased to announce a special issue on mental health across the lifespan, planned for April 2024.
Featured Guest Editors: MFP alumnae Dr. Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda and Dr. John Lowe.
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.