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2016 Con­fer­ence for Agri­cul­tural Worker Health
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 25, 2016
This week, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Karen Mountain, RN, MSN, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, joined Ricardo Garay, Health Network Manager, at the 2016 Con­fer­ence for Agri­cul­tural Worker Health in Portland, Oregon, organized by the National Association of Community Health Centers. This year’s conference aimed to bring together migrant clinicians and health advocates to showcase inno­va­tion... Read More
Heat stressed worker
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 24, 2016
[Editor’s Note: Be sure to register for our Spanish-language webinar on heat stress, offered tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25th: “Antes de los días de verano, aprenda cómo los Promotores de Salud pueden ayudar en prevenir enfermedades a causa del calor.”  This webinar will also be presented in English on June 8th. Learn more about heat-related illness on our new heat-related illness webpage;... Read More
Five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 20, 2016
It’s been a busy week in the world of migrant health. Here are a few news pieces that caught the eye of MCN’s staff: Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health: “Immigrants are an important part of the poultry labor force. Check out this new Oxfam report.”Candace,Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health, quoted from Audit: Children Working on North Carolina Tobacco... Read More
Clinician inspecting water source
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 19, 2016
Today, as almost every day in the last few months, the Zika virus is dominating the news. The World Health Organization has warned that the virus may spread to Europe this summer. Meanwhile, the US senate continues to push a bill to finance $1.1 billion in public health spending to fight Zika here in the states. The news is also filled with personal stories, of pregnant women in the midst of... Read More
Health worker and farmworker
By: Amy Liebman, May. 16, 2016
By Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, MCN and Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer and Editor, MCN[Editor’s note: We offer this blog post ahead of our May 25th webinar for Community Health Workers on heat stress: “Antes de los días de verano, aprenda cómo los Promotores de Salud pueden ayudar en prevenir enfermedades a causa del calor.” Register for the webinar... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 13, 2016
There’s a lot to learn from this week’s list of health justice news and notes, recommended by MCN staff. Which article did you like the best? Share it on Facebook and Twitter… and let us know you enjoyed it!Olivia, Health Network Associate, recommends NPR’s new podcast Embedded. This week’s episode covers the HIV epidemic in Austin, Indiana.Claire, Writer and Editor: “How many people were... Read More
Amy Parker Shanafelt at NRHA
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 11, 2016
This week, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPCH, CNC, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning and Ricardo Garay, Health Network Manager headed to Minneapolis for the intensive one-day 2016 Rural Health Equity Conference, hosted by the National Rural Health Association.In the late morning, Carlos Castañeda presented on “Achieving Health Equity for Rural LGBTQ... Read More
Streamline Spring 2016
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 10, 2016
The Spring edition of Streamline, Migrant Clinicians Network’s quarterly clinical publication, is hitting mailboxes across the country. Over 4,000 people receive the in-print version, and many more read online. You can read the articles individually online, view a PDF of the print version, or browse hundreds of archived articles on our Streamline page.  Here’s a quick look at the articles... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 6, 2016
It’s May! The hot months of summer are just around the corner, but in many parts of the country, the mild late spring days still prevail. That’s why May is National Bike Month -- a time to leave the car keys at home and pedal to work and school. Biking isn’t just good for your health; it is a choice for cleaner air in your community and a vote for a healthier planet. More and more people are... Read More
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 4, 2016
[Editor’s Note: It’s almost here! The Spring issue of Streamline, Migrant Clinicians Network’s quarterly clinical publication, is hitting mailboxes early next week. Today, we give you a sneak-peek at one of the featured articles in the newest issue. Streamline is delivered free of charge to over 4,000 clinicians around the country. Sign up to receive Streamline by emailing your mailing address to... Read More