Five on Friday: Title 42 Border Policy Vacated
Five on Friday is a compilation of new research, articles, resources, and more on health justice and migrant health that our MCN team recommends. Here’s this week’s edition, with a double Weekly Win:
Bivalent booster uptake continues to be low, with just 4% of eligible people identifying as Hispanic receiving the shot – the lowest of any race or ethnicity, as this KFF graph shows, offered up by Kaethe. A Fall Update on COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, Vaccinations, and Treatments by Race/Ethnicity
In the spirit of Jack Geiger’s food prescriptions, health care providers are prescribing activities like volunteering, forest bathing, and nature walks as part of their treatment for patients experiencing depression, says this opinion piece, also sent in by Kaethe. (The title of the article is not fully consistent with the content, in which the author clarifies, “I’m not suggesting that anyone ditch their prescription for a nature walk. But I am suggesting we look beyond medications when treating mental health.”) My Grandfather was a Pioneer in Antidepressants. Now, I’m Questioning Their Role in Treating Depression.
Candace forwarded on this list from the Beyond Do No Harm Network, a group of US-based health care providers and advocates addressing the harm caused when health providers and institutions and public health researchers and institutions facilitate, participate in, and support criminalization. 13 Principles for Health Care Providers to Interrupt Criminalization
Weekly Win: Amy noted, “This is pretty fabulous. We’ve long worked to address this topic with farmworker populations.” In NM Child-Care Funding Win, Providers Nationwide See Road Map
Weekly Win: Del shared the big news for asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border, turned away because of the pandemic under a public health law. Controversial Title 42 Border Policy Vacated by Federal Judge ¡El ganador! This week’s Weekly Win article is available in Spanish as well, Robert reminded us – thank you, Los Angeles Times! EEUU: Juez ordena suspender restricción al asilo en frontera