MCN History

 
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The Migrant Clinicians Network originally was founded in 1984 thanks to the efforts of three dedicated clinicians: Willa Hays, RN from Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.; Gail Stevens, RN from Delmarva Rural Ministries; and David Smith, then a physician at Brownsville Community Health Center. The three met at the 1984 Annual Migrant Health Conference in Padre Island. Willa, Gail, and David found a common link as they shared their feelings of personal isolation and dismay at the lack of migrant-specific resources available to clinicians. As a result, a grassroots clinical network consisting of clinicians dedicated to improved healthcare for migrant farmworkers came into being.

MCN in Evolution

To explore the acheivements of MCN over the years, just click on the decade that you wish to view. 

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