Five on Friday: Wildfires and Outdoor Workers
We made it to Friday! Here are five pieces that we here at MCN shared with each other. Heat was an ongoing theme again. Read up, stay cool, and see you next week!
Amy shared a Crosscut article on Washington State’s efforts to take a temporary rule on outdoor workers’ exposure to wildfire smoke – and make it permanent. What WA’s New Wildfire Smoke Rules Might Mean for Outdoor Workers
Robert recommended this Grist article, which visits Valleywise Health Medical Center, including their busy burn unit, as the deadly heat in Arizona continues. In Phoenix, Emergency Room Doctors Confront the Dangers of Extreme Heat
Need some stress relief? Pam loved this NPR segment which she says “validates my feelings and thoughts that spending time with a dog boosts joy and can be good for our health!” Weekly Dose of Wonder: Spending Time with a Dog Can Be Good for Your Health
Noel D. sent in a piece about how New York City is grappling with asylum seekers who have been bussed there since spring 2022. NYC to Open New Emergency Shelter for Migrants on Randall's Island
Weekly Win: Theressa celebrated HRSA’s announcement to cap off National Health Center Week: Awards to 151 health centers to improve developmental outcomes for children from birth to age five! HHS Awards $30 Million to Expand Developmental Screening for Children through Community Health Centers