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Five on Friday | June 3, 2016

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The weekend is here! In the Central Valley, MCN’s California Office is anticipating its first serious scorcher, with temperatures predicted to get around 106 Fahrenheit -- or higher. Before we head off to the creek to claim a shady spot, we’d like to offer our weekly rundown of news and insights from the world of migrant health, courtesy of MCN staff members.


  1. Kerry, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager: “The nation’s largest produce industry groups...say they are joining forces to promote responsible farm labor practices. This would be the industry’s first attempt to unite thousands of growers, distributors and retailers behind a global approach to raising worker standards."
  2. Jessica, Grant Writer, read Celebrating California’s Path to Inclusion, which chronicles California immigration policy since Prop 187 passed, 22 years ago.
  3. Ricardo, Health Network Manager, sent the Maryland office this profile of Ana Herrera and the story of her migration from El Salvador, all the way to Maryland. 
  4. Juliana, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager, sent along this blog post on the EPA’s new environmental justice strategy, which aims to “make America’s vulnerable, environmentally burdened, and economically disadvantaged communities healthier, cleaner and more sustainable places in which to live, work, play and learn.”
  5. Claire, Writer and Editor, recommends APHA's recently recorded webinar on climate change and children's health, particularly the introduction provided by the second speaker, which begins at about 31:20. 


Whatever weather you happen to encounter, we hope you have a safe and healthy weekend.


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