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.
Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of others.
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
The California Health Care Foundation - Advancing Latino/x Health Equity Resources (opens new window)
The California Health Care Foundation is focused on advancing policies and practices that will improve timely access to high-quality primary, specialty, and mental health care for Latino/x Californians and eliminate avoidable differences in health outcomes. See the range of projects to improve health care systems for California’s Latino/x communities. Read more (opens new window)
Childbirth Is Deadlier for Black Families Even When They’re Rich, Expansive Study Finds (opens new window)
In the United States, the richest mothers and their newborns are the most likely to survive the year after childbirth — except when the family is Black, according to a groundbreaking new study of two million California births. The richest Black mothers and their babies are twice as likely to die as the richest white mothers and their babies. Read more (opens new window)
Training Individuals to Work in their Communities to Reduce Health Disparities (opens new window)
Community health workers training program aims to increase access to health care services in underserved neighborhoods. This form of outreach is the basis of a newly launched academic-community partnership, led by the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at University of California San Diego and is funded by a $3-million Health Resources and Services Administration grant, that aims to train 200 individuals from refugee, immigrant, and Native American populations living in San Diego County to become community health workers on key health topics disproportionately affecting their communities. Read more (opens new window)
Psychiatric help added to outreach team. ‘Being homeless is traumatic’ (opens new window)
Many people are reluctant to seek help. A psychiatric nurse has joined Father Joe’s Villages’ street medicine team to bring the help to them. Father Joe’s Villages launched a street medicine team in 2019, and in December the nonprofit added psychiatric mental health nurse Michele Padilla. “About 90 percent of my patients have some sort of trauma,” she said. “Definitely co-occurring disorders, because they self-medicate because of something that’s happened, or maybe they are depressed. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to MFP alumnae Dr. Austin Nation on being a recipient of the 2023 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit (BHPS) Scholarship Award to attend this year's conference. Read more (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
? Click here
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:
• National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Webcast: "Disparities: Strengths, Community, and Frameworks to Advanced American Indian and Alaska Native Health Equity."
• American Nurses Association FREE on-demand webinar: "
Leadership Essentials that Matter Today: The 4 P’s to Success as an Up and Coming Nurse Leader"
| Register to view (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.