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MCN Cesar Chavez Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 31, 2015
Today is Cesar Chavez Day, in which we celebrate the birthday of a farmworker who fought for basic human rights and dignities for fellow farmworkers. And yet, decades later, there is still so much work to be done. The recent strikes in Baja California by farmworkers asking for a living wage and better conditions mirror the demands of Chavez and farmworkers of 40 years ago just north of the border... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 31, 2015
On Wednesday, MCN’s Amy Liebman, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, will be traveling to Washington, DC to attend the Climate for Health National Leadership Convening, a one-day conference on health sector engagement in climate change, organized by a coalition between a number of health leaders including the Public Health Initiative and Kaiser Permanente.Climate change can be a... Read More
MCN March 27, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 27, 2015
Wow, we’ve had a very busy week here at Migrant Clinicians Network. We published an Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee in honor of World TB Day, and we launched 30 Clinicians Making a Difference, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and to coincide with Farmworker Awareness Week… But there’s still so much more! Here are some other great pieces  -- news articles, new resources, policy updates, and... Read More
MCN Sacramento Bee Op-Ed on TB
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 26, 2015
We were thrilled to see the Sacramento Bee publish our piece about Tuberculosis, in honor of World TB Day, which was on Tuesday. Here’s a quote from the piece:“Many doctors who see migrants are conflicted about starting treatment for a patient who may move prior to completion, recognizing that an incomplete treatment may worsen drug resistance and allow the patient’s TB to reactivate. Many newly... Read More
MCN World TB Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 24, 2015
In honor of World TB Day, on March 24th, Migrant Clinicians Network has joined dozens of organizations from across the globe in signing an important letter to global health actors and drug companies “to step up and ensure new and repurposed drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB) drugs reach people who are otherwise without treatment options.”  The letter requests specific actions, including “... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 23, 2015
Today is the first day of Farmworker Awareness Week -- and the last day for members of Congress to sign onto a letter that may greatly affect future access to care for farmworkers. From the Campaign for America’s Health Centers:The FY2016 bi-partisan House letter led by Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Gene Green (D-TX) and the bi-partisan Senate letter led by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 20, 2015
We had a busy week here at MCN -- we're excited for the weekend. Here's our weekly rundown of news and notes in the world of migrant health and beyond, as recommended by MCN staff. Make sure to check back often for more updates, or subscribe to our RSS feed.  Next week is Farmworker Awareness Week!Jillian, Director of Education and Professional Development, reminds us that Health Outreach... Read More
MCN Pesticide Comic Book
By: KerryBrennan, Mar. 18, 2015
In conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week, MCN announces the availability of our FREE Spanish-language pesticide comic books. These three comic books use illustration and conversation-style text to educate farmworkers and their families about pesticides and ways to minimize exposures. The comic books can be ordered here.The comics include:Aunque Cerca…Sano educates parents about... Read More
Promotores CHW
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 17, 2015
Tomorrow is the third installment of our ten-episode webinar series for promotores conducted entirely en Español, entitled Principios de Salud Pública para Promotores. The first two webinars -- ¿Que Es la Salud Pública? and Desigualdades en la Atención De La Salud -- were well attended and very highly rated. This unique series is the first webinar series of its kind in the country, providing a... Read More
NWRPCA Open House 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 17, 2015
Last week, MCN’s Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH, MA, joined about 40 others for an open house at the new office space of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) in Seattle, WA. Jennie was happy to celebrate the work of the association, which is very active in supporting special populations through their work with community health workers and outreach in their defined region, which... Read More