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MCN In the Field: Occupational Health for Farmworkers in Kansas
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 29, 2016
This week, MCN’s Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health headed to Topeka, Kansas to lead an Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health training, the first training in a yearlong collaboration to integrate a focus on environmental and occupational health into Kansas... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 26, 2016
It’s back-to-school time! Two of our MCNers are away this week, dropping their children off at college for the first time. Many of us, however, still think of those full-grown college freshmen as youngsters in the MCN Austin office! How time flies. Best of luck to Ben and Nathaniel! Whether packing a PB&J in a Minion backpack, figuring out the bus schedule, or trying to find a place that... Read More
MCN kids smiling
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 22, 2016
[Editor’s Note: Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! Has your child recently been visited by the tooth fairy? Today, we offer up the tooth fairy’s favorite topic: dental hygiene. This article, first printed in the Summer 2016 issue of MCN’s Streamline, focuses on Expanded Practice Dental Hygienists in Oregon, who serve underserved populations including children from low-income households. For readers... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 19, 2016
What a beautiful day! A wisp of a fall breeze is tentatively unfurling into the late summer’s heat. Just the right time to spend a few minutes reading. Curl up with these quick reads on migrant health and health justice, as recommended by our staff at MCN. Which ones did you enjoy? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health, found this... Read More
MCN Community Health Worker Safety Webinar
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 16, 2016
[Editor’s Note: Learn more about tomorrow’s webinar and all our upcoming webinars on our Upcoming Webinar webpage.] Two weeks ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a citation against Woda Construction for failing to prevent the death of worker Kevin Purpura, who fell several stories down an elevator shaft. OSHA determined that the company had failed to guard its... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 12, 2016
Across the country, the harvest season is in full swing! In the offices of Migrant Clinicians Network, we have been sharing a number of interesting articles and resources that we’d like to share with you. Here’s this week’s Five on Friday: Are your patients concerned that sunscreen isn’t good for their health? Karen, CEO, recommends this video on Sunscreen Myths Busted from Medscape. ... Read More
farmworker
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 11, 2016
Every year, Farmworker Health Day lands in the middle of August, when farmworkers are shaking down the almonds in California, cutting the second harvest of alfalfa in Pennsylvania, and raking blueberries in Maine -- doing the low-paid, high-risk work that puts food on our dinner tables. Many of the front-page news articles influence the health and well-being of our country’s farmworkers, like... Read More
MCN Clinician Guides
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 9, 2016
This week, Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) and Farmworker Justice jointly released three updated field guides for clinicians serving farmworkers, to best equip them with knowledge and resources on federal policies that are critical to the health and well-being of this particularly vulnerable population. The Clinician’s Guide to OSHA’s Field Sanitation Standard, The Clinician’s Guide to the EPA’s... Read More
MCN on Wikipedia
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 8, 2016
What’s new in migrant health? Why, a Migrant Clinicians Network entry on Wikipedia! We’re thrilled to see that MCN is featured on Wikipedia, and we invite you to strengthen the page and contribute to our entry!Why Wikipedia? Wikipedia is the seventh most viewed website in the world, right behind Amazon.com. (How did we find out the ranking? From a Wikipedia entry, of course!) The online... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 5, 2016
Welcome to Friday! We hope you're all staying cool this month. Here is our list of the top five health news stories this week: Ricardo, Health Network Manager: "These ‘microhospitals’ provide residents quicker access to emergency care, and they may also offer outpatient surgery, primary care and other services."Jessica, Grant Writer, was surprised to learn that “Your Old Sofa May Have a... Read More