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Five on Friday | September 4, 2015

MCN Five on FridayLabor Day: Double issue!

One of the best ways we can honor our country’s workforce is to stay informed on the many issues that affect their health and safety. This Friday, we commemorate the millions of hardworking migrants in our country with a Labor Day Double Issue of Five on Friday. That’s right -- ten articles, calls to action, research papers, webinar announcements and more, all recommended by MCN staff to help keep you updated in the world of migrant health.

1. Ileana, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning, encourages action through APHA to strengthen child nutrition programs

2. Tiffy, Graphic Designer, offered UC Davis’s newest paper on the drought’s economic impacts, including its devastating effect on the state’s farmworkers.   

3. Tiffy also pulled this quote out of this NPR segment on clinician prejudice: "Several studies show that African-American patients are often prescribed less pain medication than white patients with the same complaints.”

4, Claire, Writer and Editor, noted new research that links long-term, low dose exposure to glyphosate -- the active ingredient in Roundup --  to kidney and liver damage.

5. Claire also shared MCN’s op-ed on migrant demolition and clean-up workers after Hurricane Katrina, published in the Baltimore Sun last weekend. 

6. Charlotte, Development Coordinator: “This article is interesting... because of the glimpse into the volume of cases heard by immigration judges, Houston being just one example.” 

7. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, recommends Cardea’s upcoming webinar entitled, “Clinical Care for Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Adolescents.”

8. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health, pulled this quote from American Immigration Council’s report on the makeup of US immigrant women: “Women from the Philippines, El Salvador, Vietnam, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala have higher rates of participation in the labor force than native-born women,” and “immigrant women earn less than foreign-born men, and less than native-born men or women.” 

9. Theressa, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, reminded us of upcoming webinars offered by School-Based Health Alliance.

10. Ricardo, Health Network Manager: “Young children who have moved two or more times in the past twelve months are not only at greater risk for food insecurity, but also have a greater likelihood of poor health and developmental delays, and are more likely to be underweight,” says this Children’s Healthwatch brief.

We hope you enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

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