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Five on Friday: The Effectiveness of Community Health Workers

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Kate Kruse teaches CHWs

As coronavirus rapidly advances around the world, we struggle to keep up with the headlines. It’s difficult to shift gears to give focus to other health topics of concern, when coronavirus has quickly become a top public health emergency. Yet, we at MCN continue to receive really exciting new resources and information that can be useful in our work in health justice -- and so we will continue with Five on Friday to offer up items we think you might find of use in your work.


Juntos nos movemos

Jillian offered up Farmworker Justice’s new Juntos Nos Movemos resource, which includes a curriculum, trainer’s guide, worksheet, and more, to encourage agricultural worker families to be more active to prevent childhood obesity.

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Kate Kruse teaches CHWs

Candace shared this two-page resource that summarizes current CHW research: “Community Health Workers: Evidence of Their Effectiveness.”

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DACA athelete

Laz, one of MCN’s runners with a few marathons under his belt, sent around, “After Achieving the Trials Standard, DACA Resident Learns He Can’t Compete in Atlanta.”

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A woman works in a field

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

Karen shared, “Climate change is contributing to exploitation of women, new report details.”

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Midwives with a baby

Weekly Win: Claire forwarded on the exciting news that Hesperian Guides’ updated A Book For Midwives has been newly released!



Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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