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MFPCC

Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center (MFPCC)
The purpose of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Coordinating Center is to support the MFP program, enhance the careers of the MFP Fellows, and document MFP program impacts. For additional information about the MFP, click here.
FELLOW OF THE MONTH

Eman Tadros

Dr. Eman Tadros is an Assistant Professor at Governors State University in the Division of Psychology and Counseling. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® certified, and an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) approved supervisor. ...Read more

ALL FELLOWS OF THE MONTH

SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT features news, announcements, events, and hot topics on behavioral health in underserved communities.
Minority Fellowship Program: 2020-2021 Orientation Webinar
The presentation, including slides, transcript, and sound recording for the MFPCC Webinar, "Minority Fellowship Program: 2020-2021 Orientation Webinar," which occurred November 18, 2020, are now available for download......Read more
AAMFT
American Association for Marriage and Family TherapyExternal Web Site Policy
ANA
American Nurses AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
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American Psychological AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
ApA
American Psychiatric AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
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Council on Social Work EducationExternal Web Site Policy
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The Association for Addiction ProfessionalsExternal Web Site Policy
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National Board for Certified CounselorsExternal Web Site Policy
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER

PDC

Explore learning, training, and networking opportunities. The Professional Development Corner is your connection to meetings and events, publishing opportunities, and job openings.

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FACTS AND FIGURES
Learn about statistics, trends, and other relevant insights for behavioral health practitioners working to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes for people in underserved communities.

Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in America among African American Adults
In 2019, 6.5 million African Americans 18 and older reported having a mental and/or substance use disorder, a 10% increase from 2018. Three percent (3.2%) reported having co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, with those 18-25 reporting the highest rates at 5.4%. When examining the most commonly used substance, illicit drugs had higher rates of use in the past year for those experiencing any mental disorder (39.2%) and serious mental illness (46.2%) following by marijuana at 33.5% and 34.5% respectively. To address these issues, SAMHSA continues to provide prevention programs to include their Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) and Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (SMI Adviser). The TTC develops and strengthens the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for substance use disorders and mental illness. The SMI Adviser initiative supports the use and implementation of evidence-based screening and treatment for serious mental illness (SMI) through education and consultation.


Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders


Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: African Americans.
https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt31099/2019NSDUH-AA/AfricanAmerican%202019%20NSDUH.pdf .External Web Site Policy