Five on Friday: Free COVID Tests & a New Immigrant Survey
The fall equinox is tomorrow! As we stroll into our first weekend of autumn, why not take a moment to read our Five on Friday? Here we offer you a selection of articles and resources that we at MCN shared with each other this week, including two Weekly Wins.
Kaethe shared the results of a new KFF/Los Angeles Times report of 3,300 immigrants in the US on a wide range of topics. Immigrants Overwhelmingly Say They and Their Children Are Better Off in the US, But Many Also Report Substantial Discrimination and Challenges
Claire responded with an article on that same survey, focused on participants’ misunderstanding of public charge and health care access. One in six immigrants said that they believed (incorrectly) that using government programs that pay for health care or food would decrease changes of a green card. Receiving Food Stamps Won't Kill Your Green Card Chances. How 'Public Charge' Works
Theressa forwarded the US Bureau of Labor Statistics newly released CHW profile, with work description, median pay, and job outlook. Occupational Outlook Handbook: Community Health Workers
Weekly Win: Mónica celebrated that 472,000 Venezuelans already in the US will be added to Temporary Protected Status, clearing the way for them to legally work. The article is also available in Spanish. Biden Administration Announces Relief for Venezuelans in the US in Bid to Ease Burden on NYC Officials
Weekly Win: Do you follow MCN on social media? This week, Robert shared on our platforms the news that the federal government is once again paying for COVID at-home tests, starting on the 25th, on COVIDtests.gov! Free COVID Tests Will Be Offered Again to All US Households