Five on Friday: New Commitment to End Hunger in the US by 2030
It’s Friday, and finally October! We at MCN are once again putting together a series of articles on migrant and immigrant health that shouldn’t be missed.
Amy shared the federal appeals court’s ruling on DACA. The program, which currently protects hundreds of thousands of dreamers from deportation, is now at risk. Luckily those currently enrolled in the program will not lose their status. U.S. appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule | Reuters
Kaethe shared a study using evidence from 84 countries that shows that framing COVID-19 health messaging around loss increases patient anxiety with almost no change in support for COVID-19 policies or behavior, showing that it may be ineffective in public health messaging. In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries - PubMed (nih.gov)
Our pandemic response has made it clear what our weaknesses are when it comes to future health crises. Amy shared an Atlantic article that looks back on the COVID-19 pandemic and criticizes the growing idea that “the pandemic is over.” America Is Choosing to Stay Vulnerable to Pandemics - The Atlantic
Commercial determinants of health, health risks caused by industry and businesses, are plaguing the United States, and the companies making us sick have incredible sway in the regulatory process. Giovanni shared this piece from STAT News. U.S. is bad at keeping business from worsening public health, experts say (statnews.com)
Weekly Win: The Biden Administration wants to end hunger in the US by 2030. Mónica shared the fact sheet about this plan that stands to uplift the most vulnerable among us. FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $8 Billion in New Commitments as Part of Call to Action for White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health - The White House
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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