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Five on Friday: Health Centers Respond to Natural Disasters

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A woman has her blood pressure taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria


As the holidays ramp up, our free time gets sucked away. Here, we’ve collected five health justice pieces that MCN staff read this week, in case you missed some of the stories that matter. What did you read that you recommend to us? Let us know on Facebook.



Two workers for California Hope look over documents


Jess recommended this great article from her local paper, the Chico Enterprise-Record: “Spanish-Speaking Camp Fire Survivors Face Language, Immigration Barriers.”

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Two men look at parts of machinery


Candace recommended this USA Today article -- she says they’re running a series: “Wisconsin's Dairy Industry Would Collapse Without the Work of Latino Immigrants – Many of Them Undocumented.”

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A married couple sitting at a table


Alma in Massachusetts shared a perspective on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, “‘Close to Slavery’ or Legalization? The Farmworkers’ Hard Choice.”


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Sinks in a public bathroom


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

Amy sent in a new NIOSH Science Blog post about workers and bathroom breaks.

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A clinician treating a patient


Weekly Win: Claire shared this Direct Relief blog post, which highlights health centers’ efforts to stay open during disasters and support the community during the long-haul recovery: “Natural Disasters are Getting Worse. Health Centers are Joining the Response.”



Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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