Your browser does not support JavaScript!


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.

Tanya Jacobs

Ms. Tanya Jacobs is a master’s student in the marriage and family therapy program at Touro University Worldwide who received her B.S. in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University. She is a traditional Master’s-level Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Youth fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). ...Read more



SPOTLIGHT features news, announcements, events, and hot topics on behavioral health in underserved communities.
Culturally Responsive Substance Use Disorder Treatment Webinar
The presentation, including slides, transcript, and sound recording for the MFPCC Webinar, "Minority Fellowship Program Webinar: Culturally Responsive Substance Use Disorder Treatment," which occurred August 26, 2020, are now available for download......Read more
American Association for Marriage and Family TherapyExternal Web Site Policy
American Nurses AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
American Psychological AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
American Psychiatric AssociationExternal Web Site Policy
Council on Social Work EducationExternal Web Site Policy
The Association for Addiction ProfessionalsExternal Web Site Policy
National Board for Certified CounselorsExternal Web Site Policy


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

ConferencesConferences & Events
Publishing PossibilitiesPublishing Possibilities
Employment OpportunitiesEmployment Opportunities
Training OpportunitiesTraining Opportunities

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 Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic
From the months of April through June 2020, reported symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders considerably increased in the United states compared to that of the same time frame in 2019. According to a June 2020 Department of Health and Human Services Survey, 10.7% of participants reported feelings of suicidal ideation in the past 30 days, with Hispanic individuals having the highest rates at 18.6%. The impact of COVID-19 and mental health disorders has disproportionately affected young adults, Hispanics and other minority groups, as well as, essential workers, unpaid caregivers for adults and those receiving treatment for preexisting conditions. Providing resources such as, social support, comprehensive treatment options and harm reduction services are essential and can assist in addressing mental health disparities and in mitigating the mental health consequences related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

adults struggling with mental health or substance abuse

For more information and data on national estimates of substance use and mental health as it relates to COVID-19 please visit the CDC/ DHS Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal ideation during the COVID-19 Pandemic- United States, June 24-30, 2020. Czeisler MÉ , Lane RI, Petrosky E, et al. Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1049–1057. DOI: Web Site Policy