Five on Friday: Challenging Inadequate Health Care
Medical Review for Immigrants, MCN’s new initiative, has hit the ground running -- thanks to our generous and conscientious supporters. The new initiative brings together volunteer clinicians and pro-bono attorneys to help immigrants with urgent health needs get out of detention and into the care they need. We have had an uplifting response from our clinical network with dozens of clinicians stepping up to help immigrants apply for humanitarian parole. In just two short weeks, we also managed to hit our fundraising goal to help launch the effort. Now, we’re already working with immigrants who need this indispensable service. Stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, please continue to share and support this important initiative by learning more and donating here.
South Africa to Reduce Price of TB Medication
Del, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, forwarded on this article from Stop TB Partnership, which she calls “world-changing”: “South Africa ensures reduction of prices for Bedaquiline to benefit the world.”
Policy "Trumps" Health in U.S.
Del also recommended this O’Neill Institute run-down of the top six ways that current policy is damaging public health.
The Separation Policy's Lasting Effects on Children
Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, shared a new Viewpoint published on JAMA: “Potential Child Health Consequences of the Federal Policy Separating Immigrant Children From Their Parents.”
Immigration Policy Could Worsen HIV Epidemic
Claire, Writer and Editor, sent in “Enhanced immigration enforcement in US could worsen HIV epidemic,” which recommends MCN’s Health Network as a strategy to assure appropriate and timely treatment continuation for moving patients with HIV.
Integrating Oral Health in Health Centers
Jillian, Director of Education and Communication, recommends the August 1st webinar, “Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice: Two Health Center Experiences,” offered by the National Network for Oral Health Access.
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