Five on Friday: Climate Migrants Need Recognition
It's Friday again! Time to open the inboxes of MCN staff and share resources and news on migrant and immigrant health that you may have missed, plus one Weekly Win to showcase the positive elements of this important work.
It's day three in the scorching heat for the farmworkers and advocates marching from Delano to California's Capitol building to ask for the right to vote for unions without intimidation. Pam shared the UFW site where you can track their progress and learn more about the campaign: March for the Governor’s Signature: CA Ag Labor Relations Voting Choice Act
Monkeypox is now a federal public health emergency – Taylor let us know the breaking news earlier this week. Monkeypox resources are coming in quickly to help clinicians serving infected patients. Theressa shared HRSA's Dear Colleague message on diagnosis and treatment, with a special reminder about how painful the virus can be.
Claire shared this Tech Transparency Project report that features not just useful data points on migrants’ use of social media but also screenshots of typical migration-related misinformation that they encounter. Inside the World of Misinformation Targeting Migrants on Social Media
Each year, natural disasters force an average of 21.5 million people from their homes. Over the next 30 years, 143 million are projected to be on the move because of disasters influenced by climate change. Kaethe shared this AP news piece that gives a more complete picture of climate migration. Climate Migration Growing but Not Fully Recognized by World
Weekly Win: “North Carolina has almost eliminated the gap between Black and white vaccination rates across all age groups. The state’s efforts have also led vaccination rates to be higher for Hispanic populations than non-Hispanic populations.” This article highlights the many aspects of the COVID vaccination campaign – including Community Health Workers and trusted messengers, addressing transportation and language barriers, bringing vaccination events to the community gathering spaces, robust data collection on disparities, and more – that have led to such success. Trusted Community Messengers, Data Key in North Carolina’s Journey to Vaccine Equity
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