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Five on Friday | March 10, 2017

MCN Five on Friday


What’s on tap for your weekend? Little League, opera tickets, tax prep, hiking, dinner parties, dog walking, house repair?  Snow shoveling, boogie boarding, or couch potatoing? No matter how different our weekends may look, we all share a dedication to health justice for mobile and underserved people. That’s why you’re reading this post! We at MCN are also diverse in our weekend interests, but we share a lot of the same concerns at work. Here are a few pieces that crossed our desk that we thought might be of interest to you, too.

  1. Karen, CEO, shared the new report, “California’s Primary Care Workforce: Current Supply, Characteristics, and Pipeline of Trainees,” which details  California’s primary care workforce crisis.

  2. Jillian, Director of Professional Development and Education, asks for you to take this University of Connecticut research survey for CHWs entitled “Knowledge is Not Enough: Work Stress in Community Health Workers,” and please help spread the word.

  3. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health (and FNP), shared a piece on new research that found that “nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide the same quality of care as doctors in community health center settings” -- but of course we already knew that!

  4. Ricardo, Health Network Manager, shared Nextstrain, an interesting genetic mapping tool that shows how viruses spread and the winner of the Open Science prize.

  5. Jessica, Grant Writer, shared a New York Times piece that tries to break out of the politics and describe exactly who are the 11 million people in the US without authorization to live here. 


Have a safe and healthy weekend!


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