Community Voices for Health Events

You might recall emails about zoom meetings where community leaders heard from people that do not have traditional health insurance.    This includes those who lack medical insurance, are under-insured, for various reasons.  These groups could be people of color,  or from different ethnic backgrounds, recently arrived in the US.    Several RSN clients participated in this.

   
After these, the group has had several other meetings and want to offer an expanded opportunity to hear from these groups, who find it difficult to get health care in our city. There are two community meetings offered.
Community Voices for Health Events | Eventbrite. The Sunday Aug 29 event is in the Library, but there is a September 14 zoom session for the same topic. please review the attached. This is very worthwhile, as this group is trying hard to find out how to better support these important groups in our community.  

Exámenes de mama gratuito y pruebas de cáncer de uterino, para las personas de bajos ingresos

Estos servicios son para TODOS los residentes, independientemente de su estado de ciudadanía.

El Programa de cáncer de mama y de uterino (BCCP) brinda acceso a exámenes de detección de cáncer de mama y de cuello uterino, pruebas de diagnóstico y tratamiento para mujeres desatendidas y con seguro insuficiente que califican para los servicios.

 El BCCP atiende a entre 3.000 y 4.000 mujeres al año.

A través del BCCP, las mujeres residentes de Indiana pueden calificar para exámenes de detección y diagnósticos gratuitos de cáncer de mama y de cuello uterino.  Estos servicios son para TODOS los residentes del estado de Indiana, independientemente de su estado de ciudadanía! Solo necesitará un comprobante de residencia como una factura de servicios públicos o eléctrico, y estar por debajo del 200% del nivel federal de pobreza (consulte las pautas de ingresos en la tabla a continuación)

 aquí está el sitio web que proporciona más detalles

 HealthNet – Centro de salud de Bloomington
811 W 2nd St, Bloomington, IN 47403
 (812) 333-4001

El programa apoya a mujeres de diferentes edades y Healthnet tiene hispanohablantes en su personal.
 

Cosecha Narrative Indiana 2021

In Indiana, politicians have forced us to drive without a license since 2007, when they changed the requirements to obtain or renew them. We know that politicians can change the law and return our licenses, allowing us to drive without fear. One reason that our working immigrant community is exposed to deportation is because of the abuse through the discretion that police have when they stop us and we are unable to provide a license. This year we pressured democrats in our state congress to change the law, but when things got hard, they left the future of the law and of our community to chance and we never reached a vote. For all of us to be eligible to obtain driver’s licenses, politicians need to prioritize our working immigrant community in this next 2022 congressional session.
No more of our work should be solely through politicians, they must stop with their false promises!
In order to achieve this we need to unite all the people!

Temporada de Garrapatas!

Solo un aviso de estar atento a las garrapatas, especialmente si tiene una manada de ciervos que pasan regularmente por su jardín, como la manada entre Grimes y Davis, a ambos lados de Palmer. Cruzan esa propiedad varias veces al día.

Hace poco más de una semana me picó una garrapata bastante grande en mi propio patio. Lo descubrí al prepararme para la ducharme y me la quité. Aproximadamente una semana después, apareció una erupción alrededor de donde había estado la picadura. Mi médico confirmó que la erupción era característica de la enfermedad de Lyme o potencialmente de otras infecciones transmitidas por garrapatas y me recetó una dosis de Doxiciclina que parece estar funcionando.

En caso de que esto le suceda, le paso una sugerencia que hizo un amigo: que debería haber tomado una foto con mi teléfono antes de aplastar al delincuente! Parece que hay alrededor de 17 tipos diferentes de garrapatas que corresponden a una lista de las diferentes enfermedades que pueden causar. Si tienes una imagen de lo que te mordió, el médico puede compararlo con imágenes y descripciones en la base de datos del CDC y tener una mejor idea de qué antibiótico funcionará mejor.

Cuídense!!

The plight of Cristina Morales, a T.P.S. holder

This NYT article, March 7, 2021, highlights the plight of Cristina Morales, a T.P.S. holder, and her daughter, Crista, who are the lead plaintiffs in the case seeking to prevent the U.S. government from terminating the program for Salvadorans. Their earlier Lawsuit Prevented 400,000 Deportations.

Now It’s Biden’s Call. Trump tried to end a 30-year program that shielded migrants, many fleeing conditions that U.S. foreign policy helped foster. What does America owe them?

This excellent article, in English and Spanish, shows the origins of this program and the attempts by the Trump political operatives to ignore the State Department advisors on this program, and terminate this program.

Here is the web site. There is also an audio recording available on this site.

Click picture for full Article

Many Americans have never heard of this humanitarian immigration program.

Congress created Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the Immigration Act of 1990. It is a temporary immigration status provided to nationals of specifically designated countries that are confronting an ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or extraordinary and temporary conditions. It provides a work permit and stay of deportation to foreign nationals from those countries who are in the United States at the time the U.S. government makes the designation. There were approximately 411,000 TPS recipients residing in the United States as of October 2020.

The 14 Most Common Arguments against Immigration and Why They’re Wrong

  1. “Immigrants will take American jobs, lower our wages, and especially hurt the poor.”

This is the most common argument and also the one with the greatest amount of evidence rebutting it. First, the displacement effect is small if it even affects natives at all. Immigrants are typically attracted to growing regions and they increase the supply and demand sides of the economy once they are there, expanding employment opportunities. Second, the debate over immigrant impacts on American wages is confined to the lower single digits—immigrants may increase the relative wages for some Americans by a tiny amount and decrease them by a larger amount for the few Americans who directly compete against them. Immigrants likely compete most directly against other immigrants so the effects on less-skilled native-born Americans might be very small or even positive.

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