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Five on Friday | June 16, 2017: Housing shortages, addiction, and crackdown posing health risks

MCN Five on Friday


Away we go into another weekend! What’s on your weekend reading list? Won’t you incorporate a few suggestions from Migrant Clinicians Network? Here are a few pieces that we sent to each other this week, relating to the world of health justice for the mobile and underserved.


  1. Jillian, Director of Professional Development and Education, shared her local NPR affiliate’s take on an agricultural worker housing shortage in a town in the northern Central Valley of California. 

  2. Olivia, Health Network Associate, sent in “The Addicts Next Door,” a lengthy and touching New Yorker piece chronicling heroin addiction and associated opioid crisis in West Virginia.  

  3. Corey, Communications and Graphic Designer, forwarded on Crackdown on Undocumented Immigrants Poses Broad Health Risks, a perspective piece posted by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  4. Claire, Writer and Editor, shared the dates of the Silent Crisis convenings for CHWs around the West Coast, hosted by Health Outreach Partners and the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association. 

  5. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, offered the article, “US farm workers still take own lives at high rate.”


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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