Are you looking for more financial support to pursue a master’s and doctoral degree – especially to address the behavioral health needs of racial and ethnic minorities with mental health and substance abuse disorders?
If so, please read on, because you or your students may be extremely interested in the Minority Fellowship Programsthat are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
As America grows ethnically and culturally more diverse, the need for behavioral health professionals who can provide culturally competent, patient-centered mental health and substance abuse care becomes increasingly urgent. Indeed, there remains a significant gap between the racial, ethnic, and cultural profiles of those seeking mental health and substance abuse services and the profiles of those providing these services.
SAMHSA’s Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association (ANA) was created to help address these important issues in behavioral health. ANA is particularly appreciative that we now have a second SAMHSA grant; Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y), an important component of President Obama’s Now is the Time Plan to increase access to mental health services for youth in America. The Call for Applications, attached, for the MFP-Y grant is now open through April 30, 2016.
ANA considers both the MFP-Traditional (focused on doctoral preparation) and the MFP-Y to be an incredible contribution to meeting a significant need in our country, as well as contributing to a strong and diverse leadership within the profession. We urge you to share this information with faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students at your college or university, and we urge you and them to explore these educational and training resources.
Thank you for helping to support this very important program. If you have any questions or need additional information, please visit the MFP website at www.emfp.org or contact:
Janet Jackson, Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-628-5247, or
Samuel Suraphel, Program Manager at email@example.com or 240-383-9598.
SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program - Youth
American Nurses Association