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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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worker standing on dusty soil
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 3, 2017
 Clinica Sierra Vista’s patient population in their Kern County, California clinics reflects this rural slice of the Central Valley, the southernmost stretch of the famously fertile and productive strip of interior California. Many of the region’s workers work outdoors. Here, where the end of the valley bumps against mountains that buffer it from the coast, the desert, and Los Angeles, the... Read More
Rio Grande river
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 31, 2017
 We at Migrant Clinicians Network were saddened and horrified to learn of the deaths that occurred while people attempted to migrate to the US in the last two weeks. Last week, four people died after being swept into deceptively rapid water in the Rio Grande as they attempted to cross into the US, bringing the Rio Grande death toll up to 10 for 2017, compared to just six for all of 2016.... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 28, 2017
 Hot July evenings lend themselves well to an iced tea and a paperback.  What’s on your summer reading list? Has a health justice title made the cut? Let us know on Facebook! In the meantime, here are a few good reads, recommended by MCN staff. Theressa, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator: “Take a look at this new resource from NACHC -- the Community Health Center... Read More
Woman holding hand comforting
By: Jean Schrecengost, Jul. 26, 2017
 [Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Jean Schrecengost, our Environmental and Occupational Health Intern at MCN’s Salisbury, Maryland office. Jean has joined us for the summer break from graduate studies in conflict analysis dispute resolution at Salisbury University. She is currently helping develop an outreach program to educate immigrant communities and the larger community in... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 21, 2017
 By the time I wake up to go to work, agricultural workers in fields around the country have been bending over rows of plants and lifting crates of produce for a few hours already.  While I come home ready to make dinner, agricultural workers come home with aching bodies that need to be rinsed of the pesticide residues, dirt, and sweat that remain of the day, before they can transition... Read More
Tom Laffay, Ilana Weiss, Deliana Garcia and Jason Glaser in Texas
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 19, 2017
Border wall in Brownsville, Texas. Photograph by Tom Laffay for La Isla Network. Along the Texas-Mexico border, the scorching summer sun is merciless. In McAllen, Texas, the average high for the entire month of July so far has been 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Last week, Deliana Garcia, MA, Director of International Relations, Research, and Development, and her colleagues at the La Isla Network... Read More
National Conference 2017 Ventanilla de Salud
By: Leslie Diaz, Jul. 18, 2017
 [Editor’s Note: In the midst of a heated congressional election fight last month, MCN’s Leslie Diaz, Health Network Associate, headed to Atlanta, Georgia for the Ventanilla de Salud (VDS) annual conference, where over 60 representatives from across the nation gathered to share their insights as VDS outposts, housed within each Consulate General of Mexico. At VDS Austin, Leslie represents... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 14, 2017
 July is prime picnic time. What do you have in your basket? After you spread out the blanket and the fixings, you can take a minute to relax and read some updates in health justice for the mobile poor, as recommended by MCN staff.Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health, shared the new book, “Dreams and Nightmares / Sueños y Pesadillas,” in which author and refugee Liliana... Read More
mcn streamline spring summer 2017
By: Rob Corona, Jul. 12, 2017
 [Editor's Note: Picture this: A woman arrives in South America from the US, and heads to the doctor. She's midway through her treatment for active tuberculosis -- until the doctor tells her she's fine and can stop treatment early. If you're a Health Network Associate, this situation would make you very, very concerned. This scenario happened recently to Rob Corona. Here is his story,... Read More
Summer = Tomatoes! How to Keep Tomato Workers Safe and Healthy
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 11, 2017
 For many of us, the quintessential taste of the summer season is a ripe tomato. The fruits of this summer treat are now lining the produce aisles at grocery stores around the country. But as many of us in rural areas know, tomatoes require labor-intensive care by agricultural workers at every stage of production, like planting out seedlings, staking, harvesting, and packing. Throughout the... Read More
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