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.
The power of visibility can never be underestimated
― Margaret Cho
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
A Closer Look: Did the NIH Expansion of the Health Disparities Research LRP Impact Success Rates? (opens new window)
Beginning September 1, 2019, the NIH expanded participation in the Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program (HDR-LRP) to include all NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Previously, all HDR-LRP applications were assigned to and reviewed solely by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Each year, the HDR-LRP would receive more than 400 applications, but due to budgetary constraints, fewer than 100 could be funded, which meant significant numbers of meritorious applications would go unfunded each year. Read more (opens new window)
Extreme heat will take an unequal toll on tribal jails (opens new window)
In any given year, thousands of people are incarcerated in dozens of detention facilities run by tribal nations or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Often left out of research on climate and carceral facilities, the tribal prisoner population is one of the most invisible and vulnerable in the country. Read more (opens new window)
Hispanic women face inequities affecting maternal health outcomes (opens new window)
The American Heart Association launches Hispanic/ Latina initiative, "My health is our health”/ “Mi salud es nuestra salud,” to focus on the importance of managing blood pressure during pregnancy. Hispanic/Latina mothers hold a special place in their homes when it comes to family decisions. They are considered the head of the family for their key role in raising children and teaching younger generations. Read more (opens new window)
Racial disparities in premature deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic (opens new window)
Although older adults have been at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from COVID-19, many younger people have had their lives cut short by the illness. And, while much attention has been paid to the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on people of color, it also is important to consider the prematurity of these deaths. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
MFP Doctoral Fellow Serge Wandji Graduates from University of South Carolina
Congratulations to now alumnus Dr. Serge Wandji on graduating from the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, SC. His research focus is substance use disorder (SUD) among Rural Black men. A trained and board-certified Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) specializing in Psychiatric and Mental Health, Mr. Wandji was instrumental in the development and implementation of SUD prevention and treatment programs in both States of New-Jersey and Texas.
Model Minority - The myth that cuts many ways. The SAMHSA MFP/ANA's monthlong spotlight on Asian American Pacific Islanders continues. Listen to Dr. Mijung Park, Associate Professor, UCSF Nursing, discuss the myth and its toll on Asian American communities in Season 1, Episode 15 of the Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up podcast at emfp.org.
The following may be of interest to you:
• Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Women’s Health: "Connecting Women to Healthcare Through HRSA’s Programs"
• National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN): "State of the Long COVID Science: Neuropsychological Assessment, Treatment, and Clinical Considerations Across the Lifespan"
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