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Five on Friday: Farmworkers Faced with Wildfires

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Smoke rises from a fire in a forest


Happy November! The kids are nursing their sugar hangovers; the stores are trying to convince you it’s almost December 25th. Take a few minutes to recuperate from one holiday before diving into the next. Here’s one way to take a break: read these five health justice-related articles that you may have missed, recommended by MCN’s staff.



Smoke rises from a fire in a forest


Claire and Kate both shared articles about low-wage workers and the California fires. Kate sent “Farmworkers Face Daunting Health Risks In California’s Wildfires.” Claire forwarded on “Getty Fire: Housekeepers and Gardeners Go To Work Despite the Flames.”

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Farmworkers working in field


Alma celebrated the introduction of the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” and also shared Farmworker Justice’s press release on the act, which would enable hundreds of thousands of farmworkers and their immediate family members to obtain a lawful immigration status and a pathway to citizenship.

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An image of the Sun rising


Kate shared the Climate Institute’s “Eco-Anxiety: Mental Health Impacts of Environmental Disasters and Climate Change.”


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A boy and his mother receiving care from a clinician


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

Jillian shared the Washington Post article, “A New Clinic at Children’s National Hospital Treats Undocumented Kids with Diabetes. But They’re Hesitant to Seek Care.” The article references MCN’s annual clinician poll (which many of our clinician blog readers took) to demonstrate that the phenomenon of patients being too fearful to seek care is a nationwide trend.

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Dr. Anisa Ibrahim in an interview


Weekly Win: Amy shared “Somali Refugee Named Director of Seattle Clinic that Cared for Her as a Child.”



Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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