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physician holding patients hand with pride flag behind
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 29, 2017
 In the final minutes of Pride Month, we caught up with Luis Fernando Ramirez, Executive Director of Entre Hermanos, to hear how the LGBTQ Latino community in Seattle, Washington has changed over the years, and to better understand as clinicians how we can best provide health services to this often underserved segment of our community. Entre Hermanos has been providing social, educational,... Read More
two children standing in front of a brick building
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 28, 2017
 “Our families pick up and leave what was once a familiar place to them and their children [to seek] better opportunities in life, always starting over, mostly without supporting family or friends to trust.” - Sonia McCormack What makes a healthy childhood? Healthy food, clean air, clean water, safe housing -- there are many elements that merge to provide the fertile ground for a healthy... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 23, 2017
 We’re enjoying the long summer days! Before you grab the swim goggles and the beach towels, why not peruse the top five recommendations from MCN staff? We collect relevant news, resources, and announcements to keep you updated in the world of health justice for the mobile poor.  Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, forwarded on this “great article by my friend... Read More
Amy Liebman presenting on health care challenges reaching vulnerable immigrants
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 22, 2017
 Earlier this week, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, took a drive from MCN’s Maryland office to Dover, Delaware to present at and moderate a one-day conference on the health care challenges of reaching vulnerable immigrant worker populations. About 30 clinicians from Delaware community health centers and community... Read More
pregnant woman applying insect repellent to arm
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 21, 2017
 A promotora de salud heads out to a banana finca in central Puerto Rico to give education on mosquito-borne illnesses. The agricultural workers there appreciate the basic information on Zika, chikungunya, and Dengue Fever. The promotora (often translated as a Community Health Worker in English) gives some basic education on mosquito bite prevention, including around the farm measures like... Read More
refugee children traveling
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 20, 2017
 Today is World Refugee Day. Here in the US, thousands of people arrive at our borders each year requesting asylum. Many of them are children who arrive without an adult. “Unaccompanied children” became a newsworthy search term in 2014, during the so-called “border surge” -- but less reported is that thousands of them still remain in litigation limbo as the backlogged courts struggle to work... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 16, 2017
 Away we go into another weekend! What’s on your weekend reading list? Won’t you incorporate a few suggestions from Migrant Clinicians Network? Here are a few pieces that we sent to each other this week, relating to the world of health justice for the mobile and underserved. Jillian, Director of Professional Development and Education, shared her local NPR affiliate’s take on an... Read More
physician at computer
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 14, 2017
 Fernando* had worked in agriculture on and off for six years. He drove out to the local apple orchards for four months out of the year, pruning, fertilizing, applying pesticides, and harvesting. Recently, he made a first-ever appointment at the local health center for a respiratory concern. Over the course of his appointment, the fact that he had regularly worked with corrosive and skin-... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 9, 2017
 Summer is pouring its bounty into farmer’s markets across the country -- the days are getting hot. For clinicians, now is a great time to remind outdoor worker patients of the risk of heat stress and how to prevent it. How do you adjust your conversations with patients as the seasons wear on? Let us know on Facebook.  Karen, CEO, shared “Emerging from EHR Purgatory — Moving from... Read More
map of world
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 8, 2017
 [Editor’s Note: Health Network, MCN’s bridge case management system, does more than just records transfer. What do Health Network Associates do to make sure patients are able to complete their treatment even when on the move? Here’s a case study from last year that demonstrates the complexity of the work, and the many hours our Associates put in for each mobile patient. P.S. If you like the... Read More
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