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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Tablet with Project ECHO logo on screen
By: Alyssa Finley, Mar. 21, 2018
 In the fifth session of our Project ECHO on diabetes, MCN facilitated talks with experts on self-management for diabetes. This ECHO series aims to share tools and tactics, help community health workers at health centers learn about the most recent research, and make a space for networking, to support health centers in their efforts to bring down HbA1c numbers around the country. This series... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 16, 2018
Photo Nout Gons via Pexels In our current political environment, it is downright impossible to keep up with the news. Here’s our weekly list of health justice-related articles and resources that perhaps you’ve missed as the news cycle wrings us out like a high-efficiency washing machine. In what ways do you keep informed, without getting overwhelmed? Let us know your strategies on our Five... Read More
infographic with pie charts
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 14, 2018
 “I find that my patients are living under constant fear and stress. They express to me that they no longer feel safe or welcomed in their communities. Many families are becoming more isolated and their lives are confined to work and home. They are less likely to be engaged in their communities and this is leading to higher levels of stress and anxiety, which is exacerbating their other... Read More
MCN Five on Friday - Maria Moreno in Field
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 9, 2018
 It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week. Here are some of the articles that we bet you haven’t seen yet this week -- and we think you’ll enjoy them and maybe find them useful in your own work in health justice. Pull up a chair, grab some tea, and dive in to this week’s Five on Friday:  Meet Maria Moreno: The First Farm Worker Woman in America To Be... Read More
Puerto Rico Health Department Diabetes Team
By: Alyssa Finley, Mar. 6, 2018
Jessica, Leonardo and Cinthia. The Puerto RIco Diabetes team from PR Health Department This year, Migrant Clinicians Network’s ECHO series on diabetes has brought together dozens of health centers’ community health workers (CHWs) to share tools and tactics, learn about the most recent research, and network to bring down A1C numbers around the country. Through this series, sponsored by the... Read More
MCN Five on Friday - Statue of Liberty
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 2, 2018
 March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Migrants and immigrants experience barriers to getting important preventative screenings, and perceptions around screenings may worsen the likelihood that they follow through even if they do have access. Yet, without those screenings, many immigrants are diagnosed too late for treatments to be successful. MCN’s cancer resources page provides... Read More
Woman speaking to audience in front of presentation screen
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 1, 2018
 Austin’s famous nightlife -- think South by Southwest, or the X Games -- fuels a thriving hospitality industry that employs thousands of workers at hotels spattered across the city. Alma Galván, MCH, Senior Program Manager for MCN, says maintenance and cleaning workers in hotels are one group of workers that is regularly exposed to chemicals on the job -- and those workers’ health is at... Read More
Child's face over bed of leaves - Illustration by Jessica Johnson
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 28, 2018
Illustration by Jessica Johnson Two years ago, Juan,* a sixteen-year-old farmworker, was tasked to apply pesticides to a field of tobacco in North Carolina. Juan mixed and applied the pesticides with a backpack sprayer for several days. When he returned home, Juan suffered with severe nausea and dizziness, common symptoms from acute pesticide poisoning. Other typical symptoms include... Read More
Deliana Garcia standing next to migrant health team
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 27, 2018
 Last week, MCN’s Deliana Garcia, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, joined dozens of population health researchers for a multi-day summit at The University of Texas Dell Medical School entitled, “Puentes: Advancing Population Health Research,” focused on population health on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. Mexican health institutes joined UT Austin researchers... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 23, 2018
 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? Here are five recommendations from MCN staff.  A side effect of tuberculosis in India: crippling debt  Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health, forwarded on “two TB articles --... Read More
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