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Five on Friday: Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Outcomes

 Five on Friday: Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Outcomes

It’s Friday again! Here is our weekly rundown of recommended reads and more from MCN staff.


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Yesterday was Children’s Environmental Health Day! This AP news article reviews the health risks for the more than 43 million climate-related displacements that involved children between 2016 and 2021. Millions of Children Are Displaced due to Extreme Weather Events. Climate Change Will Make It Worse


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Pamela shared this research article from PLOS Global Public Health which envisions a national Health Equity Dashboard. Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Outcomes, Clinical Care, Health Behaviors, and Social Determinants of Health and an Action-Oriented, Dynamic Tool for Visualizing Them 


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Kaethe was disappointed in the announcement of efforts to begin building parts of the border wall again in the Rio Grande Valley, as covered in this Vox article. How Biden Ended Up Building Part of Trump’s Border Wall


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Mónica forwarded on the World Health Organization's Global Evidence Review on Health and Migration report released this week, which focuses on mental health. Five Key Themes for Improved Mental Health Care for Refugees and Migrants

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Weekly Win: Claire celebrates the Migrant Mobile Health Team, a group of 250 volunteers including clinicians stepping up to help newly arrived asylum seekers and migrants in Chicago. Volunteers Providing Medical Care to Migrants Staying at Chicago Police Stations

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!