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Group of people at VDS
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 24, 2017
 [Editor’s Note: It’s been a very busy month, so far! We don’t want to leave behind the stellar work of Leslie Diaz, MSSW, Health Network Associate at the Ventanilla de Salud here in Austin for Binational Health Week. Ventanilla de Salud is a health outreach program within the Mexican Consulate in cities around the country. Binational Health Week, which aims to connect local underserved... Read More
Cars driving on hurricane beaten dirt roads
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 23, 2017
 Last week, MCN's Alma Galvan spoke via email with Alexis Serrano of Corporacion de Servicios Medicos, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Puerto Rico with which MCN has worked on multiple projects. As communication has been poor since Puerto Rico was decimated by Hurricane Maria in September, little information on how the health centers are coping has been widely distributed. Here, Mr.... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 20, 2017
 This week’s Five on Friday gives a glimpse into how closely we are watching the health and safety developments in the days after the disasters around the hemisphere. Many of the patients we serve have been directly or indirectly affected by a crisis in the last month. What are you reading to keep you informed?  Send us the articles and resources that opened your eyes on Facebook.... Read More
#MeToo
By: Juliana Simmons, Oct. 18, 2017
 Facebook’s cute-kid-with-pumpkin photos and gloomy political posts were less prominent this week, as thousands and thousands of women and others -- likely many of your own Facebook friends -- posted just a simple hashtag: #metoo. Coming in the midst of Domestic Violence Awareness month and on the heels of sexual harassment and sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, Washington, and Silicon... Read More
Ed Zuroweste speaking at Washington State TB Educational Conference
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 17, 2017
 When we think of Tuberculosis identification and treatment, we often think of the local health department. After all, they are set up to take the lead role in such public health concerns, providing treatment for highly infectious diseases like TB, and identifying, contacting, and treating, if needed, those who may have been exposed. But what about TB infection? There are 13 million people... Read More
Jose Rodriguez and Alma Galván at East Coast Migrant Stream Forum
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 16, 2017
Left to Right: Alicia Gonzales (NCFH), Gladys Cate (HRSA), Alma Galván (MCN) and Jose Rodriguez (Medical Director at Hospital General Castañer.) [Editor’s Note: Over the weekend, Jose Rodriguez, MD, Medical Director at Hospital General Castañer and longtime partner of MCN attended the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, arriving from hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico. Last week, Dr. Rodriguez... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 13, 2017
 I live in Marin County, about 20 minutes from the frontlines of one of the massive Northern California fires raging on today. I write this from my parents’ house -- my daughter and I have left home because it was too smoky and school has been canceled. Many friends have lost homes, are evacuated, or are on advisory to leave at a moment’s notice. Ash covers the front porch of my home, the... Read More
hurricane and destroyed homes
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 11, 2017
 Last week, MCN’s Leslie Diaz, who works as a Health Network Associate at the Ventanilla de Salud (VdS) in Austin, Texas, called Francisco Gámez, with Aids Interfaith Network/Manos Unidas and VdS in Dallas, TX to hear about the health needs of Houston evacuees in Dallas. VdS is a program of the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health housed in Mexican Consulates in the... Read More
emergency nurses week - heart around nurses hat
By: Laszlo Madaras, Oct. 9, 2017
 [Editor's note: Our Co-Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Laszlo Madaras, sent over this short missive without the knowledge that this week is Emergency Nurses Week. We'd like to share Dr. Madaras' celebration and appreciation of our fellow clinicians, whose critical work is too often overlooked.] As a doctor, I have worked with so many kind and excellent nurses over several decades - dedicated,... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 6, 2017
 It’s the first week of October, which for me means Fair Trade Candy Buying Week. It’s a troubling task -- if I wait much longer, it might not ship to me in time for Halloween and the local stores may be sold out as in previous years, but then I have candy sitting around my house for three weeks. If you can handle the weeks of chocolate-covered torment in your own kitchen cupboards, I... Read More
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