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MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 7, 2017
 Whew, it’s hot out there. Time to head to the lake or the pool or the beach… Wherever you take refuge from the heat, be sure to bring along some good reading about health justice. Here are a few suggestions from MCN staff: Karen, CEO, sent last week’s New York Times article that features MCN. How could we forget to include it in last week’s Five on Friday?  Well, here it is, a... Read More
Ricardo Garay with Premiere Care Award
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 6, 2017
Ricardo Garay (left) with Premiere Cares AwardThis week, we say goodbye to Ricardo Garay, our longtime Health Network Manager, as he heads to a new and very exciting position with the Dell Medical School at University of Texas, Austin, where he will be the program manager for the Department of Population Health’s Division of Community Outreach and Health Equity. Garay is thrilled to be working so... Read More
man spraying pesticides on plants
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 5, 2017
 Last month, we wrote about a pesticide poisoning that sickened over 50 agricultural workers in Bakersfield; the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos is thought to be responsible. A month later and 200 miles further north, another pesticide poisoning was reported in a local California paper, in Monterey. This time, all 18 workers who felt nauseated and dizzy went to the emergency room where... Read More
Dr. Marc Schenker
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 4, 2017
 In June, after a decades-long career dedicated to improving the lives and health of agricultural workers, Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, is celebrating his retirement. Dr. Schenker is the founding director and current co-director of University of California, Davis’s Migration and Health Research Center, which focuses on improving the health of migrant communities through migrant health research... Read More
MCN five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 30, 2017
 Fourth of July weekend is upon us!  As we celebrate Independence Day this coming week, let’s toast to the work that we do collectively as clinicians and advocates to serve the marginalized portions of our society -- in hopes of bringing a brighter, healthier, more equitable future to all people living in this incredible country of immigrants. Jillian, Director of Education and... Read More
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
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