Five on Friday: BIPOC Mental Health Month 2023
July is BIPOC Mental Health Month! Today we look at a series of links sent in by MCN staff members over the past week, including many pieces focused on the mental and physical health of workers of color.
Extreme heat is endangering workers every single day. Amy sent a piece on how the lack of a heat standard, both federally and in North Carolina, endangers workers. Extreme Heat Costs North Carolina Employers and Workers (nrdc.org)
Initially, BIPOC Mental Health Month was known as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Today, Ashley Michelle reminds us why with this article. Honoring and Upholding Bebe Moore Campbell’s Legacy | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
In research communities, we’re seeing a shrinking gender gap in migrant scientists. Giovanni sent a podcast focusing on this trend, which we highly recommend. Gender gap among migrant scientists | Science Sessions | PNAS
Electricity in Puerto Rico has been a major talking point for years, and now, in response to another proposed price hike, Puerto Ricans are taking to the streets. Robert sent in an article discussing the current protest. Puerto Ricans protest proposed increase in already high electric bills (nbcnews.com)
Ashley Michelle also sent in our Weekly Win! The new UN Rabat Declaration is aiming to promote the inclusion of refugees and migrants in national health systems to create better health outcomes for migrants. Rabat Declaration adopted to improve refugee and migrant health (who.int)