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Five on Friday: Adequate Care at the Border

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Five on Friday adequate care at the border


While many friends and colleagues in the field are preparing to take time off, we still found plenty of health justice news to talk about this week. What health justice stories and resources did you discover? What can you use in the new year? Here are a few pieces you may have missed, recommended by MCN staff.



1 working at a chc


Ed, Co-Chief Medical Officer, shared a colleague’s perspective piece in AAFP, “Why I Love Working in a Community Health Center.

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2 detainee deaths


Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, forwarded CNN’s “Half of recent immigrant detainee deaths due to inadequate medical care, report finds,” which underscores the need for our Medical Review for Immigrants initiative.

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3 bureau of labor stats


Amy also shared the newly released 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, which “shows that too many workers are being killed on the job. There was a small decline in the number and rate of job deaths; 5,147 workers lost their lives on the job, an average of 14 workers dying per day.  This does not include the deaths from occupational diseases like black lung and silicosis, which are on the rise. Deaths among Latino workers (903) increased after declining in 2016.”


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4 social determinants of health


Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Del, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, found this opinion piece interesting: “The Medicalization of Population Health: Who Will Stay Upstream?

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5 boy reunited with father


Claire shared the ProPublica follow-up piece about a family’s split and eventual reunification, which highlights the importance of ongoing media attention at the border: “Government Reverses Course, Sending 4-Year-Old Boy Back to His Father.


Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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