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Five on Friday: Mental Health vs. Climate Change

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Five on Friday mental health vs climate change


August is already packing her summery bags, and September is moving in. For many families with children settling back into new school routines, this can be the busiest time of year. It’s easy to lose track of the critical news stories in migrant and immigrant health. Here are the top five reads from MCN staff that you may have missed.  What did you read that we may have missed? Email us your recommendations:


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Fair Food Program


Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health, forwarded on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s call on Wendy’s to participate in the Fair Food Program, which assures “respect, safety and dignity in tomato fields from Florida to New Jersey.” NCOSH calls on you to boycott Wendy’s and sign a petition here.


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Talking Public Charge


Jillian, Director of Education and Communication, sent along this CLASP resource on possible upcoming changes to public charge rules and how to talk about them with patients.


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Translating the Doctor's Orders


Alma, Senior Program Manager, forwarded the NPR article: With Scarce Access To Interpreters, Immigrants Struggle To Understand Doctors' Orders.


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banning pesticides



Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Alma also shared an article on the chlorpyrifos ban, en Español: “Juez federal ordena a EPA cese de uso de peligroso pesticida en alimentos.”


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Mental health vs climate change


As the heat waves and fires become the new normal, Claire, Writer and Editor, shared the WIRED article from earlier this month, “Climate Change’s Looming Mental Health Crisis,” which comes a few weeks after the UK’s Royal College of General Practitioners divested from fossil fuels and published a corresponding BMJ opinion piece, “The Summer We Woke Up to the Health Impact of Climate Change.


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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