Stakeholder Collaboration in Occupational Injury Research Award, 2015
The National Safety Council awarded the National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC), Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), and four partner organizations with the inaugural Stakeholder Collaboration in Occupational Injury Research Award for our Seguridad en las Lecherías: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety Project.
Best in Show, 2015
MCN’s poster, “Workers and Health: Community Health Centers Making a Difference in the Protection of Migrant Workers and Their Families” won Best in Show at the 2015 North Carolina Primary Care Conference in Wilmington, NC. This poster session highlighted Blue Ridge Community Health Services as an example of how MCN's Workers and Health program can be implemented.
Migrant Clinicians Network: A force for health justice for the mobile poor
There is a class of people who live on the move. They do the jobs that, even in this economy, most will not. They go where the work is—fields, factories, construction sites—often with their families in tow, and take enormous risks in order to survive in the hope of a better life. They have little access to things most of us take for granted—a permanent home, a steady source of income, well-balanced meals and good health care. Yet, there is a group of clinicians who are committed to serving migrants and their families—who go toward these people with services, specialties, and dedication. The mission of Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is to serve these clinicians. We bring education, technical assistance, peer support, and advocacy to the field, creating a chain of connection and commitment that makes everyone stronger and more effective as we unite for one cause: health justice for the mobile poor.