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Five on Friday | June 23, 2017: Deportation panic, Paul Farmer and an introduction to skin cancer

MCN Five on Friday


We’re enjoying the long summer days! Before you grab the swim goggles and the beach towels, why not peruse the top five recommendations from MCN staff? We collect relevant news, resources, and announcements to keep you updated in the world of health justice for the mobile poor. 


  1. Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, forwarded on this “great article by my friend Debbie Nathan,” entitled, “Deportation Panic Has Created a Town Full of Women Terrified to Go Outside.”

  2. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, shared Partners in Health’s recent CNN interview with Dr. Paul Farmer conducted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, highlighting PIH and Dr. Farmer’s state-of-the-art hospital in Haiti. (Scroll to the bottom to watch the clip.)

  3. Theressa, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, recommends, “In Your Hands: An Introduction to Skin Cancer for Outreach Workers,” a new resource by Farmworker Justice available in English and Spanish.

  4. Jessica, Grant Writer, sent the article, “Why I’ve learned to leave blank spots in some patients’ medical records,” from STATNews.

  5. Claire, Writer and Editor, forwarded on the announcement of free webinars with the authors of the new World Bank report on how hospitals can save money, impact patient health through a cleaner local environment, and contribute to larger movements to reduce climate change.


Have a safe and healthy first weekend of summer.


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