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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
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 2, 2017
 The warmer days are here! Fields across America are swelling with the produce that will make up our summer picnics and graduation barbeques. We’re looking forward to a relaxing June weekend as we round out another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network. Here are some resources and updates that we found useful and insightful -- hope you do, too. Del, Director of International... Read More
patient getting blood pressure checked
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 31, 2017
 Here’s how Pennsylvania’s health departments currently work: A patient with active tuberculosis is in the third month of his six-month treatment in southwest Pennsylvania. Like many patients with active TB, he drives out to the local public health department clinic for directly observed therapy (DOT) treatment; a nurse checks him into the clinic, has him take his medication, and records it... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 26, 2017
 Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Ed, Co-Chief Medical Officer, sent along “wise thoughts from our old friend George Rust.”Ileana, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning, recommended this CDC resource on Gestational... Read More
mosquito on skin
By: Edward Zuroweste, May. 24, 2017
 By Ed Zuroweste, MD, Co-Chief Medical Officer, Migrant Clinicians NetworkA patient arrives at your office with high fever, joint and muscle pain, and a headache. He is a 54-year-old agricultural worker who recently moved to the area from Florida. Two weeks earlier, he visited his family in the Dominican Republic. Now that mosquito and tick season are upon us, it is critical for clinicians... Read More
Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Sr. Domingo Monroig receiving EPA Award
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 23, 2017
 Last week, Jose Rodriguez, MD, Medical Director at Hospital General Castañer, attended an awards ceremony in New York City to receive the 2017 United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Champion Award. Given by EPA Region 2, the prestigious award honors those who have demonstrated “outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public... Read More
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