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Five on Friday: Migrant Myths, ACEs, and the Effects of an Executive Order

MCN Five on Friday Kids posing for photo


July is rushing through the door, even though June seems to have just settled in. Where does the time go? If you can spare a few minutes, grab a chair and a cup of coffee and dive into these June reads, recommended to you by MCN staff. 




Dangers of the "Kissing Bug"


Warning about kissing bugs


Jillian, Director of Education and Communication, shared a new guide from the University of Texas, “Kissing Bug and Chagas Disease.” (The press release warns that it might not make good bedtime reading.)




Migrants and Myths


Map of migrant movement


Ed, Co-Chief Medical Officer, wanted to make sure we all had seen the New York Times article, “Migrants Are on the Rise Around the World, and Myths About Them Are Shaping Attitudes.,” which includes engaging graphs and tons of quotable paragraphs.




Solidarity of Demands from TB Community at UN Hearing


Family sitting together


Del, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, forwarded Stop TB Partnership’s  news brief summarizing the hearing at the United Nations in which she participated: “Unprecedented Solidarity of Demands from TB Community and Stakeholders at the UN Interactive Civil Society Hearing for UN HLM on TB.”




Administration Expects Seperated Children and Parents to Find Each Other


Infographic about Trump executive order


Del also shared Mijente’s “Six things everyone who cares about stopping separation of children must know about Trump’s Executive Order,” in English and Spanish, including the final tip on the list: “The order does not speak to any families that have already been separated — and existing policies place the responsibility on parents to find their children in HHS custody and seek to reunite with them.”




MCN Board Chair, Marsha Griffin, MD on Family Seperation and ACEs


Marsha Griffin on Rachel Maddow Show


Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, was inspired by our Board Chair, Marsha Griffin, MD, who spoke on the Rachel Maddow Show about children’s health, family separation, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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