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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 24, 2017
 Migrant health justice has never been more relevant, more salient, or more urgent. On this Thanksgiving weekend, we send our deep gratitude to the millions of farmworkers who migrate every few weeks to a new farm, to do the backbreaking work required to grow and harvest the staple foods that fill our plates with the tastes, the aromas, the comforts that make up our central memories of... Read More
Farmworker's hand holding apple
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 22, 2017
 Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude surrounding a huge feast. Those of us advocating year-round for farmworkers take the time at Thanksgiving to express gratitude for the hardworking people who harvest and process our foods, often under dangerous conditions, and usually for a very low wage. Memes, gratitude posts, op-eds -- we do lots of talking around our gratitude for farmworkers, but... Read More
Sara Quandt and Tom Arcury Holding Alice Hamilton Award
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 20, 2017
Photo: Look up the latest and most compelling research on occupational safety and health among the most unprotected and neglected workers in this country -- migrant farmworkers, or poultry processing plant workers, or construction workers -- and two names will crop up immediately: Thomas Arcury, PhD, and Sara Quandt, PhD. Last weekend at the American Public Health... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 17, 2017
 National Rural Health Week is coming to a close.  For issues including disaster response, the opioid epidemic, and agricultural worker health and safety, clinicians serving rural patients take extra steps to assure health access and proper health care for rural patients -- taking into account the social determinants of health that a rural patient faces, for example. Part of this task... Read More
APHA - Clinicians' Role in Addressing Climate Change-Related Health Concerns
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 15, 2017
 Last weekend, MCN’s Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, headed to Atlanta for the American Public Health Association’s annual conference, boldly titled, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health.” Liebman presented MCN’s poster, “Clinicians’ Role in Addressing Climate Change-Related Health Concerns,” which was co-written by Claire Hutkins... Read More
Amy Liebman, Veronica Correa, Kerry Brennan, and Zlati Koscina
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 14, 2017
From left to right: Amy Liebman, MPA, MA Migrant Clinicians Network,  Veronica Correa, LCSW-C, The Personal Wellness Center, Kerry Brennan, Dance Teacher, and Zlati Koscina, The Personal Wellness Center. [Editor’s Note: Congratulations, Kerry Brennan! Our former Environmental and Occupational Health Program Associate successfully raised $1000 for relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Migrant... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 10, 2017
 Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are this week’s five articles on public health topics of interest that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members.  Promotores de Salud, Al Rescate en Comunidades Vulnerables  Alma, Senior Program Manager of Environmental and Occupational Health, shared the article, “Promotores de Salud, al Rescate... Read More
Women's Conference
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 9, 2017
 Last weekend, Migrant Clinicians Network and our partner the Consulate General of Mexico celebrated a very successful third annual Women’s Conference, titled “Strengthening Women’s Entrepreneurship and Community Connections.” More than 150 women participated in the conference this year -- the biggest attendance yet -- at the new modern facilities of the Austin Consulate. As the lead... Read More
Health network associate on the phone
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 8, 2017
 [Editor’s note: The newest issue of our quarterly clinical publication, Streamline, has been sent to the presses. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the articles in the new issue. Watch your mailbox for the complete issue! If you would like to subscribe to Streamline, email with your mailing address.] Health Network Associates encounter numerous obstacles to ensuring... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 3, 2017
 Crisp mornings, shorter days, and orange leaves on the orchard floors -- fall has arrived. Even has the harvest seasons slow down on many farms, we continue to work for the health needs of agricultural workers. Here are a few articles that crossed the desks of MCN staff members that we thought you might find useful, too.  Climate Change Harms Health Worldwide as Millions Swelter:... Read More
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