ANA Awarded $7.2 Million Five-Year SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program Grant – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889
The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) at the American Nurses Association (ANA) has been awarded a $7.2 million, five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The primary purpose of the MFP grant is to increase the number of culturally competent minority nurse clinicians, researchers, educators and policy experts whose focus is eradicating mental and/or substance use disparities and improving health outcomes in racial and ethnic minority populations.
“We are honored to receive SAMHSA’s support to continue the great work and momentum of the MFP/ANA since its inception in 1974,” said Janet Jackson, project director of the MFP at ANA for more than 15 years. Over the next five years, the SAMHSA grant award will be used to support behavioral health care specialty training and provide stipends to more than 200 post baccalaureate master’s and doctoral level, minority nurses pursuing degrees at nursing colleges and universities across the United States.