Five on Friday: Health Literacy in the United States
Ahh, Friday – the sweet tendrils of a warm summer weekend already drawing us out the door. Before you give in to its pull, we recommend reading Five on Friday, our weekly rundown of migrant and immigrant health news and more that were shared this week by MCN staff.
Alma G. shared the Milken Institute's new report: Health Literacy in the United States: Enhancing Assessments and Reducing Disparities
Jillian recommended a new tool to help health systems assess their readiness to engage meaningfully with their community, from MCN partners, PFCC. PFCCpartners Readiness Tool
Amy shared the "depressing but unsurprising” results of a study out of California. Asian, Hispanic and Black Californians Saw Bigger Drops in Life Expectancy than Whites during COVID
Climate crises = more displaced families = more vulnerability of women and girls = higher risk of violence against them. That's the summary of the article that Claire sent along from the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner. The article also dives into the violence perpetrated against social and environmental justice activists and makes some key recommendations. Climate Change Exacerbates Violence against Women and Girls
Weekly Win: Tomorrow is the big day!!! Starting July 16, SAMHSA's Suicide and Crisis Lifeline will be accessible, in more than 150 languages, by dialing 988! Access tons of materials to promote it in your community through SAMHSA's toolkit.
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
Like what you see? Amplify our collective voice with a contribution.
Got some good news to share? Contact us on our social media pages above.