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Five on Friday: Highlighting the Critical Work of Promotores

     Highlighting the Critical Work of Promotores

It's the first Friday of autumn! Here's our weekly dose of migrant & immigrant health news, brought to you by MCN staff. 


Graph of income over time

Del shared the new Economic Policy Institute report that found that people of color were able to recover employment at a much faster pace than during the Great Recession, because of “strong pandemic policy response that not only contributed to robust job growth throughout 2021, but also provided critical income supports to economically vulnerable families and children,” say EPI’s Valerie Wilson and Adewale Maye.  The Labor Market Recovery and Pandemic Relief Measures Lifted Black and Brown Workers and Families in 2021

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Graphs of immigrants at the US Mexico border

Amy shared a Washington Post piece analyzing CBP border apprehensions, which found that one out of three encounters is a repeat one – meaning the migrant (or migrant family) had been expelled and was trying to cross again. So, while the 3.6 million crossings number looks high, it is artificially inflated by repeat crossings and expulsions. How to Understand the Latest Immigration Numbers

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A health promoter meets with people

ICYMI, MCN's own Alma was featured in a National Geographic piece that highlighted the critical work of promotores. Amid Pandemic Uncertainties, Latino Immigrants Put Trust in Their 'Promotoras'


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A patient with their doctor

Giovanni shared PNAS Science Session's podcast on how patient activation proved to reduce implicit bias in physician interactions. Activated Patients Reduce Implicit Bias

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The UN Assembly room

Weekly Win: Lots of good news out of the UN General Assembly this week, which fill up two weekly wins. Claire shared President Biden's announcement of $2.9 billion toward addressing food insecurity, including $178 million for “development projects around the globe to promote climate-smart agriculture and address the root causes of migration in Central America.” Biden to Announce $2.9 billion at UN to Address Food Insecurity Meanwhile, Ashley-Michelle noted that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria secured $14.25 billion during the UN general assembly, much-needed funds after the infection backsliding during the pandemic. World Leaders Pledge Billions to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!