• Did you know that July marks National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month? It is intended to highlight the challenges that that racial and ethnic minority communities in the United States face related to their experiences with mental illness. Let’s remember that COVID-19 also has effects on mental and emotional well-being. You can find shareable resources here.
  • While summer is in full swing, back-to-school starts next month! Unfortunately, kindergartener vaccination rates have fallen in the last few years, meaning that preventable diseases like measles could spread and cause severe illness if not enough children are protected by vaccination. To help promote childhood vaccination, the CDC has developed a back-to-school vaccination campaign with materials available in English and Spanish. With the new school year fast approaching, we’ll share more on this important topic soon!
  • An accident changed her life: undocumented and without health insurance, Daniela’s only option was to return to Mexico. Learn about the barriers that Latinos without health insurance in the United States face here, and you can also review this blog to learn about some medical coverage options.

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  • Migrant Clinicians Network is hiring for Administrative Project Associate. Don’t miss the opportunity to become part of a great team! Apply here.
  • We still have a lot to learn about some impacts of COVID-19, such as the disease’s neurological effects. This recent analysis explores the impact on cognitive abilities of patients who suffered or suffer long COVID-19, such as fatigue or deficits in working memory, executive functions, or processing speed. The study recommends that essential workers also receive early neuropsychological testing.
  • In the United States, the Declaration of Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 ended in May. In this video, we explain what this change means and how to continue taking care of yourself. You can also use these posters in Spanish, English and Haitian Creole.
  • OnGo has Rapid Antigen test kits to donate to nonprofits. They have an online form where you can nominate an organization to potentially receive a test kit donation.
  • The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that offers eligible households up to $30 dollars a month for internet services. In Delaware, assistance with ACP applications will be available for the remainder of the year at libraries. Details here! Having quality internet at home improves your ability to access resources like telehealth services. Don’t miss out!
  • Are you interested in sharing information about the updated COVID-19 vaccine with your communities? Check out these graphics that CDM created for social media.
  • Sur Legal shared the second and third parts of their series on workers’ rights to workplaces free from discrimination and harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Follow their Facebook page to see the latest posts.
  • Legal Aid Justice Center is answering your questions about the end of Medicaid continuous coverage in Virginia. If you’re concerned about your Medicaid coverage, you can learn more and contact LAJC here: bit.ly/LAJCMedicaid
  • Save the Date! On July 12, Migrant Clinicians Network and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante will host the Facebook Live in Spanish titles, “Lo que necesitas saber sobre la vacuna bivalente contra COVID-19″ (What you need to know about the bivalent vaccine against COVID-19). Join us and learn about its impact on our health as migrant workers. 4:00 PM PT, 5:00 PM MT, 6:00 PM CT and 7:00 PM ET.
  • For All Seasons Behavioral Health and RCC is hosting a Resource Fair and Outreach Event for local migrant workers on July 17th from 4 to 6 pm at the Hoopers Island Volunteer Firehouse in Maryland. This event is FREE and open to the public.
  • The next “One Stop Shop” organized by Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force will take place on Saturday July 15 from 10 AM -12 PM at Pocomoke Community Garden in Pocomoke City, Maryland.
  • Vaccines for kids in Virginia! Childhood immunization clinics are available at your local health department. Learn more about school-entry vaccine requirements in the state of Virginia.
  • Latino Community Fund is getting ready to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Georgia. If you are organizing an event and want to share it with the community, you can fill out this form.
If you have questions about labor rights in the United States and COVID-19, Sol is ready to answer them at covid-chat.org