HJ News and Resource Roundup 3/14/14

School Environmental Health

NYLPI has received inquiries from parents and teachers concerned about the use of temporary trailers (also known as transportable classroom units or TCUs) for instruction in NYC schools. We are asking parents, students, teachers, and community members to complete the following survey to gather information about how these trailers are used and any concerns you might have. To fill out the survey, please click here:  Parent/Teacher Survey in TCUs (Classroom Trailers) in NYC [English] (y en Español: Encuesta para Padres y Maestros sobre las Aulas Escolares Transportables en NYC [Español]). All individual responses and personal information will be kept confidential.

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Black women and cancer mortality.

Reproductive Health Justice

The HEAL Act, or the Health Equity and Access under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families Act, was introduced to remove harmful and discriminatory barriers that prevent immigrants from participating in health care programs their tax dollars support.

Monday was National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, at a time when training in abortion care for future medical providers is becoming increasingly rare.

On the changing financial demographics of maternity care in New York.

The Affordable Care Act

President Obama plugs healthcare.gov with comedian Zach Galifianakis.

More on the negative impact of income inequality on health.

Local

The Health Justice team has been working with North Bronx residents, labor, health advocates, and elected officials to pressure the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) of NYC to reopen the maternity ward at North Central Bronx Hospital. We are holding a Public Meeting with HHC on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30pm at North Central Bronx Hospital to hear updates on the reopening and demand that HHC collaborate with the community to bring services back.

The Medicaid waiver may limit which New York hospitals benefit from federal funds.

Measles are making a comeback in NYC.

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