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Please take a moment to read MCN's Advocacy Statement on Children Crossing the Border. MCN holds the position that immigrant children fleeing violence in their home countries must receive priority consideration for their safety and health. We have provided several links with additional resources on this issue.
For the fourth consecutive year, OSHA has announced the launch of its annual Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers. It is aimed at raising awareness and educating workers and employers about the potential damage to work in a hot climate, providing resources and guidance to address these hazards. Workers who are at particularly high risk are those who work in industries that develop outdoors, such as agriculture, construction, landscaping and transportation.
The 15th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 11, and is celebrated until May 17, 2014. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, National Women's Health Week empowers women to make their health a priority. National Women’s Health Week also serves as a time to help women understand what it means to be well.
It is an exciting time to become an NHSC-approved site! For a list of benefits visit National Health Service Corps! The cycle is now open to those who have never been approved as an NHSC site. All completed applications must be submitted by June 16, 2014, at 11:59 pm, ET to be considered for an award.
New bilingual resource available April 2014! In print and online!
The Institute for Healthcare Advancement is honored to partner with Cecilia Doak in announcing the Second Annual Leonard Doak Memorial Scholarship in Health Literacy. This scholarship is open to healthcare professionals who practice health education for vulnerable populations in underserved areas and who would otherwise lack the resources to obtain this training on their own. For more information and application details, click here.
Migrant Clinicians Network welcomes news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon propose revisions to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS), which provides workplace protections for farmworkers exposed to pesticides. MCN has long urged the EPA to include stronger protections for farmworkers in the WPS.
Applications for Summer 2014 Now Available!
Paid Summer Internship Opportunity!
June 16 – August 15, 2014
The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is a national summer internship dedicated to helping students learn about the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) from those most at stake: working people.