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Michigan Farmworker Project seeks to improve social and environmental health for marginalized population

Q&A with Alexis Handal and Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios

Led by University of Michigan School of Public Health social epidemiologists Alexis Handal and Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios, the Michigan Farmworker Project (MFP) is a community-based participatory research initiative aimed at improving the social and environmental health of Michigan’s farmworker population, who play a critical role in the state’s food supply chain. Handal and Iglesias-Rios discuss their work.

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IN THE NEWS: Researchers: We're Already Seeing the Effects of Trump's Green Card Rule

New Op/Ed from Paul Fleming and William Lopez

The Trump administration has finalized a new rule for green card applications to emphasize an applicant’s wealth and ability to avoid using public benefits in order to obtain legal status. It is having a significant impact on whether U.S. citizens, current green card holders, and others are willing to access health care, nutritious foods, or affordable housing.