Five on Friday: Aging Farmworkers and Retirement
Friday has arrived! Why not ease into a December weekend with five reads on health justice? These pieces are all recommended by MCN staff, including one Weekly Win.
Robert sent in this Berkeley News piece, which includes recommendations to protect people displaced from the climate crisis. Climate-Induced Displacement is a Global Phenomenon, but Not Evenly Experienced
We know the New York Times is behind a paywall for many, but they offered two important migration articles this week that aren't found elsewhere. The first comes from Kaethe. Retirement Without a Net: The Plight of America’s Aging Farmworkers
Claire sent this engaging New Yorarticle that outlines how asylum seekers arriving by boat are immediately sent back, even unaccompanied children and those with credible cases. The Border Where Different Rules Apply
Rural community health centers struggle to find Spanish-speaking clinicians who understand the culture of their patients. In Salinas, California, a community health center recruited doctors from Mexico under a California law that was recently implemented. While this is a huge win for CHCs, it does bring up the question of the communities in Mexico they left behind. California Imports Doctors from Mexico to Fill Gaping Holes in Farmworker Health Care
Weekly Win: EPA Community Change Grants are now available to lower-income communities overburdened by pollution and vulnerable to climate change! These grants will help communities increase their resilience to climate impacts. US EPA Opens $2 Billion in Grants to Environmental Justice Communities