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MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 30, 2016
This week, our offices mourned the loss of Health Network Associate, Ricardo Guerrero. It is hard to find the time for the grief and sadness that follows, as the pace of work has not slowed, and many migrants and clinicians continue to rely on us. Thank you for your patience and your continued support of MCN. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ricardo’s family. Here are some of the articles,... Read More
in memoriam ricardo guerrero
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 29, 2016
All of us at Migrant Clinicians Network are saddened to announce the passing of Health Network Associate Ricardo Guerrero. During his short time with MCN, “Ricardo really became a member of the team,” said Karen Mountain, RN, MSN, MBA, Migrant Clinicians Network’s CEO. “He was a sweet man with a big heart for the patients he served and for his family, especially his four-month-old grandson.”... Read More
Farmworkers
By: Anonymous, Sep. 28, 2016
 [Editor’s note: This blog, about the new California law on farmworker overtime pay, was written by Farmworker Justice. Farmworker Justice is a national farmworker advocacy organization in Washington, DC. FJ’s blog, Harvesting Justice, can be found here.]Farmworkers in California achieved a major victory on September 12, 2016, when Governor Brown signed into law overtime protections for... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 23, 2016
Happy Autumn Equinox! This week, as the sun rises directly due east and sets directly due west, we pull out the sweaters and celebrate the cooler mornings and longer nights. Grab a cup of hot tea and read up on what’s new in migrant health, recommended by MCN staff. Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, suggested reading this front-page Boston Globe article, “In... Read More
apples
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 21, 2016
Change happens quickly -- or perhaps it just waits for its opportunity to pounce. In February, when Frantisek Seda and Tomas Martinek left the United Kingdom to return to their hometown in the Czech Republic after five years of working on UK farms, Brexit was not a Google-searchable term. Although long-running negative sentiments toward immigrants were present during their travels in Scotland,... Read More
Top Five MCN Resources for National Farm Safety & Health Week
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 20, 2016
National Farm Safety and Health Week is once again upon us. Agriculture continues to be one of the most dangerous industries in the US. Farmworkers are especially prone to occupational injury, in part due to the combination of poverty, limited access to health care, hazardous working conditions, and lack of regulations.  Culturally and linguistically competent safety training for farmworkers... Read More
Hope Clinic training
By: KerryBrennan, Sep. 19, 2016
Immigrant workers confront a long list of risks and barriers in their search for a better life in the US. Employment in dangerous industries, language barriers, fear of retaliation or losing their job, fear of deportation, lack of understanding of their rights, and general mistrust make a population that is disenfranchised and hard-to-reach even harder to reach.Organizations whose mission is to... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 16, 2016
Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Karen, CEO, sent the winners of the National Health Center Week’s photo contest.Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, sent this tribute to social and environmental activist  ... Read More
the photography of alan pogue
By: Admin Guy, Sep. 13, 2016
We celebrate the work of Alan Pogue with a selection of his amazing work with United Farm Workers. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do.             Like what you see? Amplify our collective voice with a contribution.Got some good news to share? Send it to us via email, on Facebook, or on Twitter.Return to the main blog page... Read More
MCN Zika Echo Project
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 8, 2016
Yesterday, over 40 Puerto Rican nurses, promotores de salud, and other health care providers and advocates logged on to virtually participate in Zika ECHO Clinic: Puerto Rico, a new ECHO project facilitated by the Puerto Rico Primary Care Association and Migrant Clinicians Network. The second interactive video conference call solidified the new initiative, the first of its kind in Puerto Rico and... Read More