Five on Friday: Racial Disparities in Exposure to Air Pollution
Stay safe, out there! Our Puerto Rico team is experiencing extreme heat for weeks, while many from our East Coast team are staying indoors to avoid the smoke. Wherever you are, we hope you and your family can find a slice of time this weekend to relax. And as you find that time, why not read a few reads from Five on Friday? Here’s our weekly dose of health news and updates from MCN staff.
Giovanni recommends this PNAS podcast, reminding us of the significant health equity issues that arise during climate disasters, like the current one unfolding across the East Coast. Racial Disparities in Air Pollution Exposure
Kaethe shared this Mother Jones article on the impact of the Stop WOKE Act on the estimated 900,000 people who live without authorization to live in Florida, and the hundreds of thousands of citizen or green card-holding family members with whom they live. All Floridians Should Be Worried About DeSantis’ New Anti-Immigration Law
What’s happening at the border? Claire shared this article from The Conversation that reviews recent research on how border community networks of shelters and clinics including in El Paso are faring. Title 42 Didn’t Result in a Surge of Migration, After All – But Border Communities are Still Facing Record-Breaking Migration
The American Family Therapy Academy re-released this great podcast episode featuring MCN’s Kaethe, recorded during the early months of the pandemic. The AFTA Podcast
Weekly Win: After working on a story about the tragic death of a dairy farmworker’s child in Wisconsin, ProPublica journalists made sure that their eventual reporting would reach the grieving dairy farmworker community. Amy celebrated Pro Publica’s efforts in language equity; the summary of their efforts reflects many of the tactics that health teams take to effectively engage communities. How We Reached Workers While Reporting on Dairy Farm Conditions