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MCN Poll: What Are Your Patients Experiencing, and What Do You Need?
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 22, 2017
Clinicians throughout the US have been contacting us to express concerns about some of their immigrant patients who are reporting new fears and struggles and a consequential reluctance to access health services. In order to help you best serve immigrants in our communities, we would like to understand what is happening on the frontlines. Your input will guide us in providing you with the... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 17, 2017
Friday is once again tugging on our brains, luring us into the weekend before 5pm… What are your plans this weekend? Care to add a little bit of health reading into the mix?Jessica, Grant Writer, shared the Consumer Health Foundation’s Immigration Status as a Social Determinant of Health briefing paper.Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, sent along TRAC Immigration’s ICE... Read More
mcn keeping safe on the horse farm
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 14, 2017
How can we best keep immigrant workers safe on the job? Our Seguridad and Communicating Safety projects resulted in popular low-literacy and bilingual safety materials in comic book form, to help immigrant workers on dairy farms get the basic training they need to stay safe at work. But dairy farm workers aren’t the only immigrant workforce who face safety hazards on the job and lack sufficient... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 10, 2017
Happy Anniversary, Five on Friday! For the last two years, we have opened up our inboxes to share with you the many useful new resources, pertinent news items, and entertaining podcasts that relate to health justice for the mobile poor. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this each week as much as we’ve enjoyed compiling it! Keep sending us your own recommendations… and enjoy your weekend.Jessica,... Read More
dairy farm worker and cow
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 9, 2017
Immigrants make up a majority of the workers on US dairy farms. Every day, they toil in one of the most dangerous industries in the country. They work with hundreds of animals weighing 1,500 pounds each and deal with all kinds of farm equipment and machinery --  but do they have the training to keep themselves safe? “The majority of the workers that we trained… had no previous health... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 3, 2017
Happy Friday! This week, our offices were humming with recommended resources and articles. Here are a few, offered up by MCN staff members.Alma, Senior Program Manager of Environmental and Occupational Health, sent the Department of Labor’s Issue Brief: Survey of Working Women Department of Labor.Alma also sent along this interesting piece: “Community Health Worker” has been crowned as a “global... Read More
MCN Statement on Health Justice
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 1, 2017
MCN stands firmly for health justice for the mobile poor. For over 30 years, we have voiced loudly and consistently the clinician’s perspective on the health needs of vulnerable populations  -- and we will continue to work tirelessly for human rights, access to health care, and worker health and safety.As an organization focused on the health needs of vulnerable populations, MCN is deeply... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 27, 2017
This was a very busy week in the world for health justice for the mobile poor. We will be releasing a statement early next week. Many of the articles and resources we shared this week had to do with President Trump’s executive actions and recent statements, the policy implications of those actions, and the impact on the health of mobile and other underserved populations that we can expect as a... Read More
pesticide label and graveyard
By: Alma Galván, Jan. 25, 2017
By Alma Galván, MHC, Senior Program Manager of Environmental and Occupational HealthOver the weekend, at funeral services in Amarillo, Texas, the community mourned the death of four siblings who died of pesticide poisonings in their home. Yet, their deaths could have been prevented. On the morning of January 3, four children died and six other members of the children’s family had to be... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 20, 2017
This Inauguration Weekend edition of Five on Friday is especially geared for clinicians who are needing more resources to best serve their migrating and underserved patients. Many immigrant and migrant patients have been expressing concerns about possible policy changes under the new administration, particularly relating to health care access, the sharing of family and medical information, and... Read More