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National Latino Health Organization (NLHO)

NLHO works towards the goal of bi-lingual access to quality health care and self-empowerment of Latinas through culturally respectful educational programs, health advocacy, outreach, research and public policy.

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Project Juntos

A model project for binational tuberculosis control in the El Paso-Cuidad Juarez border region.

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A Discussion of the Current Definition of Migrant Used in Migant and Community Health Centers

On many occasions, MCN staff has heard from colleagues in the area of migrant health that the official legislated definition of a Migrant or Seasonal Farmworker used in HRSA funded health centers is not representative of the population now being served in many M/CHCs. In order to have a clearer understanding of the opinions held by our colleagues, MCN initiated a 3 week-long survey in June, 2006 to gather information from individuals providing direct health services about the possible strengths or weaknesses of the definition of migrant currently in use. Here are the results.

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Inert Ingredients Petition

The petition asks EPA to change its regulations regarding pesticide labeling. Currently, very few "inert" ingredients are identified on pesticide labels. The petition asks EPA to require label identification of all inert ingredients that EPA has identified as hazardous.

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USA - Mexico Border Health

Providing assistance on health information and finding resources for the U.S. - Mexico Border Region

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Invisible to Most, Women Line Up for Day Labor

New York Times 8-15-05 article describing the increased participation of women in day labor work.

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Migrant Health Promotion

Migrant Health Promotion is committed to strengthening the capacity of farmworker families and their communities to improve their health through collaborative peer education and advocacy.

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Farmworker Wins Sexual Harassment Case

In a case that spotlights problems faced by migrant women working on farms, a federal-court jury in Fresno on Friday found one of California’s largest agricultural businesses liable for sexual harassment and awarded its employee nearly $1 million.

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