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MCN is a featured partner on the CDC's National Prevention Information Network. The CDC NPIN chooses Featured Partners that offers HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB prevention-focused services, programs, and materials. The CDC's goal is to highlight the work of CDC's prevention partners and encourage partners to connect with each other to share information and strategies. Organizations are nominated by CDC or their peers, or are self-nominated.
MCN's Medical Director, Ed Zuroweste, was interviewed and quoted for this article about XDR-TB in the Wall Street Journal
Dangerous TB Patient Detained on U.S. Border By Betsy McKay
University of Minnesota has a large global health training program. They are offering an open access lecture series online in immigrant and refugee health.
The Environmental Protection Agency, on Friday, February 8, strengthened federal standards to make it harder for the chemical industry to use people as test subjects in pesticide research that is sent to the agency to help set health protection standards.
MCN strongly supports including work information, namely industry and occupation, in electronic health records (EHRs). Information related to the patient’s occupation is important in the recognition and management of injuries, illnesses and exposures, and should be included as part of the certification criteria under the proposed Stage 3 recommendations for Meaningful Use of EHRs.
MCN's own Institutional Review Board (IRB) received a Certificate of Merit for Best Practices from the Health Improvement Institute! This was awarded to the MCN IRB due to its no-cost research protocol review practice, specializing in vulnerable populations, particularly migrant workers. The MCN IRB is composed of seven highly experience members who have extensive knowledge and experience with this population.
American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer are recommendations for screenings for most adults for Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer and polyps, Cervical cancer, Endometrial (uterine) cancer, Prostate cancer.
We all have a role in preventing domestic violence within our communities. At MCN, we are committed to ending violence within the mobile poor population and continue forward with our efforts by providing resources to clinicians, migrant women, and migrant men.
Kids of immigrants often left out of health care reported by Futurity.org
New research out of Cornell University's College of Human Ecology found that low-income children of immigrants have much poorer health than low-income children of citizens, as reported in a special section of the journal Child Development.