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Five on Friday | February 19, 2016

mcnOur Five on Friday blog posts are always a joyous reminder of how many organizations and individuals are working toward the same goals: health justice, a voice for marginalized populations like the mobile poor, rights for farmworkers... It’s thrilling to hear what other organizations are up to, and how we can lean on each other to grow our movement stronger. Plus, it’s Friday -- that’s a joyous thing, too, for those of us on a five-day work week. Enjoy this week’s collection of recommendations, and have a safe and healthy weekend!

1. Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, forwarded on this scientific review, which, as noted in a recent Environmental Health News article, states that government agencies “have failed to adequately monitor how much of the herbicide is getting into food and people and what impacts it might be having on our health.”

2. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health, sent us “'Insidious, invisible' impacts on baby health,” an article and accompanying video on how particulate matter, lead and other pollutants -- especially in combination -- may increase pre-term birth rates. 

3. Jillian, Director of Professional Development and Education, recommends TransTalks, a new online training series on the health care needs of the transgender community for medical professionals.

4. Alma, Health Network Associate, noted an article on how Los Angeles schools are letting families know that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is not to detain individuals on school campuses.  

5. Karen, CEO, shared a Kaiser Health News article entitled, “Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements,” covering this year’s new requirement that farms with 50 to 99 full-time employees must comply with the Affordable Care Act. 

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