SAMHSA MFP at ANA 2018 Intensive Training Institute

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supports the Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association. It is one of the most innovative and effective models in the United States for the education of ethnic/minority nurses and other professionals in behavioral health disorders prevention and treatment. The MFP model has been recognized in national and international communities for its outstanding graduates and their contributions to the elimination of health disparities and the enhancement of well-being.


Policy Driven Healthcare: Implications for Practice, Research and Education for Minority Populations


At the end of this conference and institute, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the definition of health policy and the concepts, principles, and scientific skills necessary for health services policy development and evaluation;
  • Describe initiatives implemented that influence health policy agendas at the local, state, and national levels;
  • Explain the current research related to mental health and violence;
  • Discuss the science of toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the use of trauma informed schools to mitigate the negative effects;
  • Identify innovative strategies for translating research into practices to reduce health disparities.


  • Presentations
  • Informal Discussions and Networking
  • Community Engagement