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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 2, 2017
 The newspapers report on it every day, our medical journals are filled with the latest data, and the patients in our exam rooms confirm: Diabetes is on the rise in the US and worldwide, including among children. Hypertension continues to grip the country, with one in three US adults estimated to have high blood pressure. How do Federally Qualified Health Centers buck the trends, empower... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 28, 2017
 Today is Workers’ Memorial Day. Immigrant agricultural workers are one of the segments of US workers most vulnerable to workplace death. How do we as clinicians contribute to a safer work environment for our patients? MCN has multiple projects aimed to equip clinicians serving agricultural workers to better understand safety and health, workers’ rights, and other critical occupational... Read More
Workers in the field at sunset
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 27, 2017
 Over the course of 2015, almost 5,000 people in the US went to work one day and never came home. An additional estimated 50,000 workers died from occupational diseases. That’s according to the AFL-CIO’s new report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, 2017,” their annual report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers, released for tomorrow’s Workers’ Memorial... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 21, 2017
 Happy Earth Day! Mobile patient health and the health of our planet are intimately connected. Planetary health is a field of study dedicated to better understanding the interconnectedness between the human and natural systems. The Lancet’s new Planetary Health journal focuses exclusively on the topic. In what ways does planetary health come into your practice? Back to Five on Friday:... Read More
Community healh workers discussing health issues
By: Alma Galván, Apr. 20, 2017
 [Editor’s note: What does it take to bring our worker safety and health programs to Puerto Rico? Here, MCN’s Alma Alma Galván, MHC, takes us through a daylong workshop during her recent trip to the island.]On Thursday, April 6th, I had the pleasure of leading a workshop with Jose Rodriguez, MD, in Lares, a town in the heart of Puerto Rico well known for the coffee they produce. The goal of... Read More
Austin Interns at the Texas Public Health Networking Fair
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 17, 2017
[Editor’s Note: This news post follows two of our interns from Austin, Jensen Gary and Glad Nwaozo, as they represented Migrant Clinicians Network at a University of Texas-sponsored fair for students interested in public health and health justice. Here’s their take on the event.] On April 7, we had the privilege to attend the Texas Public Health Networking Fair to represent both Migrant... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 14, 2017
 As we roll into the weekend, we’d like to offer up some of the interesting news pieces that arrived in our inboxes this week. What did you see this week? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health, forwarded on two Zika-related webinars that took place on April 11th, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Zika Virus, the Evolving Story... Read More
MCN's Alma Galván speaking in Puerto Rico to a group
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 13, 2017
Last week, MCN’s Alma Galván, MHC, Senior Program Manager of Environmental and Occupational Health and Deliana Garcia, Director of International Relations, Research, and Development headed to Puerto Rico working on four MCN projects being conducted on the island. The jam-packed week-long visit took the duo across the island to conduct workshops, monitoring visits, and focus groups. “MCN's... Read More
Screening All Adults on Ebeye Island
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 12, 2017
For the last three weeks, MCN has been missing two key players in our all-star lineup of clinicians and health justice advocates: Ed Zuroweste, MD and Candace Kugel, CRNP, CNM, who spent three weeks on the tiny 80-acre island of Ebeye, population 11,000. The island is one of the Marshall Islands, a republic in “free association” with the US, meaning the US provides some governmental resources... Read More
downcast man holding cell phone
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 5, 2017
[Editor’s Note: 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 work that we do, please support us.] “When James* was first enrolled with Health Network, he... Read More
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