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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 27, 2016
When Mexican nationals living in Texas need to visit the Mexican Consulate in Austin -- looking to handle documentation concerns like updating a passport, getting copies of documentation, or applying for a student visa, for example -- they can expect a lengthy line while they wait for their turn at the window. The Consulate takes advantage of this wait period to offer information and resources to... Read More
farmworker picking apples
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 25, 2016
In May, the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) met in Maryland to discuss a wide range of issues central to the health and well-being of the country’s migrant and seasonal farmworker population. Recently, the Council’s recommendations from the May meeting have been released.  The Council meets at least bi-annually to advise, consult, and make recommendations to the Secretary... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 22, 2016
Hot July evenings lend themselves well to a lemonade and a paperback. What’s on your summer reading list? Often, with social justice advocates, the latest romance novel just won’t do. Del offered up the Marshall Project’s reading list if you are looking for a good read that also covers important aspects of criminal justice. Got a book to recommend? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter! In the... Read More
Child in clinic
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 19, 2016
Several years ago, to respond to the increasing need for primary care services after the Affordable Care Act went into effect, Congress authorized the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. The idea was that Teaching Health Centers (THCs) would host primary care and dental residents in community-based settings, exposing them to the world of health care for low-income and... Read More
five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 15, 2016
Happy Friday to you! We’ve got the top five recommended reads from Migrant Clinicians Network staff, to send you off happily into your weekend. Karen, Chief Executive Officer, enjoyed Texas Monthly’s interview of Clay Johnson, MD, the Dean of UT-Austin’s brand-new Dell Medical School. The wide-ranging interview touches on disparities in health access in Austin: “How do we produce the models... Read More
child on farm
By: Juliana Simmons, Jul. 12, 2016
A child dies in an agriculture-related incident every three days in the United States, and 33 children are injured in agriculture-related incidents daily. Clinicians need to know the facts, so they can relate critical safety information to agricultural families, to ensure that children who spend time on farms and in ranches stay safe.With this in mind, Migrant Clinicians Network recommends the... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 7, 2016
High fives all around -- we made it to another weekend! Before you grab the sunglasses, hat, and sunblock (with a SPF 30 or higher, right?), take a look at the top five reads from Migrant Clinicians Network staff. Here’s what was floating around our inboxes this week. What was in yours? Share with us on Facebook or Twitter. Jillian, Director of Education and Professional Development,... Read More
Map Health Network MCN Bridge Case Management
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 7, 2016
How do countries utilize limited resources to effectively combat TB in mobile populations, who are often the hardest to reach and to maintain in care? Health Network is an international model proven to be effective in reducing TB among migrants.  Health Network, Migrant Clinicians Network’s international bridge case management system, ensures that patients on the move can stay in care,... Read More
Farmworker applying pesticides
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 5, 2016
Farmworkers need to be able to access the names of chemicals with which they work, but a new rider on a bill in the House of Representatives limits just that. On Friday, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Ed Zuroweste, MD, and Amy K. Liebman published an opinion piece in the Albany Times-Union on the shocking and unacceptable attempt to reduce American farmworkers’ right to know.The rider, on the new... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 1, 2016
 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Here, here! Exactly 240 years later, we still value these same rights. We are working hard in migrant health to enable all people in this country to pursue and achieve a happy... Read More