Menstrual products free of charge in every public school with students in grades six through twelve.
Free community lead awareness sessions given by the EPA. The EPA is offering two types of free lead training sessions.
The State of New Jersey has created a database of all pharmacies offering free Narcan (a brand name for Naloxone) to individuals over the age of 14. Naloxone is used to counteract opioid drug overdose and is now available as an over-the-counter nasal spray. Narcan®, Evzio® and Zimhi® are registered brand names for Naloxone in the US.
See the listing of pharmacies enrolled in the NJ Free Naloxone at Pharmacies Program.
Read instructions for how to administer Narcan.
There are three new policy changes to medical debt recording that the major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion – have pledged to uphold that can benefit consumers.
California women being charged with murder for stillborn births
The simple daily habits we should all be practicing to avoid catching COVID-19.
Over half of dollar store items test positive for poisons including food and children's toys
If you have lost a person you care about to COVID-19 or poverty, add their name and picture to the Poor People’s Campaign memorial wall so they can be collectively honored and remembered. Share the submission page so others can see how many precious lives have been lost not only because of a virus, but because of the realities of systemic racism and poverty that feed the virus and cause certain communities to be hit much harder than mainstream America.
David Su PPE gets PPE from around the world (even the elusive KN95). And then sells them. Prices are reasonable.
Necesitamos limitaciones sobre los datos que se están recopilando para controlar el coronavirus
In a brilliant New Yorker article, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor lays out the steps by which the abandonment of middle and poor Americans by both US political parties led to society’s present collapse. Although the coronavirus was the immediate trigger, the erosion of society’s wellbeing began way back in 1969. Collapse was an occurrence primed to happen at some point, and now just happened to be the time.
For 50 years, since 1979, national leaders increasingly backed away from their obligation to care for vulnerable and working class Americans. As they did, financial instability increased and the chance to acquire wealth became much more limited. Those were the perfect conditions for the meltdown known as American life in the days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions were driven into a state of deprivation that made happy lives impossible. And over time, the country destabilized economically. Students were still paying back college loans into their golden years. Aspiring homeowners could not afford mortgages. Urban residents live with air quality so poor that one in four has asthma and health concerns affect all areas of family’s lives. Poor health affects the’ ability to earn adequate incomes and keep up with the demands of digital life.
For years, the United States has gotten away with persistently chipping away at its weak welfare state by hiding or demonizing the populations most dependent on it. The poor are relegated as socially dysfunctional and inept, unable to cash in on the riches of American society ... The debate over the role of government in addressing income inequality, housing insecurity, debt accumulation, and health care continues, now against the grim backdrop of the raging coronavirus. It is difficult to articulate the speed with which the U.S. and, indeed, the world, has descended into an existential crisis.
Recursos para la enfermedad coronavirus | Coronavirus outbreak resources
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