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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 19, 2018
 We at Migrant Clinicians Network are deeply committed to the development of a health care workforce that meets the needs of all individuals in every community. The pursuit of a clinical workforce that is competent in multiple languages and culturally diverse continues. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative provided opportunities for higher education, including... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 16, 2018
 The flu makes its appearance not just in this week’s Five on Friday recommendations -- it’s responsible for the slowdown of our dear blog! But we’ll be back and in full force next week. For now, I’ve pushed aside the ginger tea and tissues box to pull up the top five recommendations from MCN this week. Enjoy and stay healthy!  Current Flu Vaccine Does Not Protect Elderly ... Read More
MCN Five on Friday Valentine's Edition
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 9, 2018
 It’s the week before Valentine’s Day! For those heading out to buy last-minute gifts, consult the Food Empowerment Project’s regularly updated list of chocolate companies they recommend, to assure your chocolate hearts were not harvested or processed by indentured children, a far-too-common reality in West Africa’s cocoa regions. Flower workers in South America go into overdrive ahead of a... Read More
MCN's Rosie Sokas
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 8, 2018
 “Please consider the impact of this chemical on the health of Marylanders, particularly those who are most vulnerable and most exposed.” - Rosemary Sokas, MD, MOH Last year, the US Environmental Protection Agency was set to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos after years of study showed that exposure to the organophosphate insecticide contributes to a wide range of health complications,... Read More
Project ECHO Migrant Clinicians Network
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 7, 2018
 A woman with a hemoglobin A1C of 9 struggles to change her diet with so little money, no education on cooking healthier foods, and no markets with fresh food in her neighborhood. Another woman, a migrant farmworker, had just barely gotten her diabetes under control before she moved for work to another state. When she returns a year later, she’s back to the starting point. At the Centers for... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 2, 2018
 Happy Anniversary, Five on Friday! For the last three 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.... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 1, 2018
 [Editor’s Note: This week, we celebrate the release of the newest issue of Streamline, MCN’s in-print clinical publication. Here, we dive deeper into the article, “Relief: Clinician Tactics to Serve Agricultural Worker and Other Vulnerable Patients After a Disaster.” The issue also covers environmental and occupational health in primary care, farmworker parents on caring for children while... Read More
people standing with clinician
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 29, 2018
 [Editor’s note: MCN’s Deliana Garcia, Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, headed to Puerto Rico last week (with a generator in hand) to visit our program partners at Hospital General Castañer. She sent us this update from the field. For more on health center funding, read NACHC’s updates at To support our ongoing work in Puerto Rico, please make a donation... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 26, 2018
 Another very busy week here at MCN! Yet, we still find time to share pieces that we think are relevant to our work. Here are a few that you might find useful as well.  CDC to Scale Back Work in Dozens of Foreign Countries Amid Funding Worries  Alma, Senior Program Manager of Environmental and Occupational Health, recommends “CDC to Scale Back Work in Dozens of Foreign... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 25, 2018
 Migrant Clinicians Network prides itself in filling in the gaps when it comes to migrant health.  For almost two decades, MCN’s Institutional Review Board has stepped up to review and monitor research involving mobile, marginalized, and vulnerable populations like agricultural workers, to assure, in advance and by periodic review. This assures that research can move forward, but not at... Read More
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