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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Hurricane thrashing palm trees on the beach
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 20, 2017
 [Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with our Puerto Rico colleagues and their patients as Hurricane Maria batters the island this morning. Here’s an update from our frequent collaborator Daniel Ramos, MPHE, who we spoke with yesterday.] When Daniel Ramos, MPHE, from the Primary Health Care Association of Puerto Rico, picked up the phone yesterday, he sounded surprisingly upbeat.... Read More
COSH Network staff survey damage to-homes after hurricane Harvey
By: Jessica E. Martinez, Sep. 19, 2017
 [Editor’s note: This guest blog comes from Jessica E. Martinez, MPH, Co-Executive Director for the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH), who sent this update out a few days ago. We are grateful for her permission to republish and for the important work that National COSH is doing in Houston. Learn more about post-disaster recovery and cleanup -- and the many associated... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 15, 2017
 Have you seen the Binational Health Week GoFundMe page we created? We need to raise just $1400  to pay for services, childcare, and more during Binational Health Week in Austin, which this year serves not just local Latino families but also Harvey evacuees in the region. Please take a look, donate if you can, and share on your social media.Here are some other links that you may have... Read More
Journal of Agromedicine Socio-ecological approaches for improving agricultural s
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 14, 2017
 This month, the Journal of Agromedicine released a special issue focused on utilizing the socio-ecological model (SEM) to improve agricultural safety and health. Migrant Clinicians Network’s Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) team contributed, with Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of EOH, as a guest editor for the issue and as lead author and co-author on multiple articles, and... Read More
woman in hijab from behind facing brick wall with united states map
By: Jean Schrecengost, Sep. 13, 2017
 [Editor’s Note: This post is the final in a series on immigrant lives by Jean Schrecengost, our Environmental and Occupational Health Intern at MCN’s Salisbury, Maryland office. Jean joined us over the summer as part of her graduate studies in conflict analysis and dispute resolution at Salisbury University. Read the first installment here and the second installment here.] Fatima*, a North... Read More
hurricane aftermath destroyed houses
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 12, 2017
 "There is such an unmet medical need," says Kristin Malaer, another social worker who also showed up to volunteer. "Just going and connecting with people, you find out so many of them are diabetic or so many of them have chronic medical illness, that serving them all is pretty overwhelming." --NPR report on Harvey evacuees, August 29, 2017  Twelve years ago last month, Hurricane... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 8, 2017
 Another difficult week for the mobile poor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands just beginning to recover from Harvey, while thousands more are displaced by Irma. Meanwhile, across the nation, families fret over their futures after this week’s decision by the Trump Administration over DACA. We continue to work hard to assure that America’s mobile poor have access to quality... Read More
Clinician taking child's blood pressure
By: Farmworker Justice, Sep. 7, 2017
Photograph: Earl Dotter Editor’s Note: How do immigration policy changes -- or even the tone of the national conversation around immigration -- affect health care needs and access for people who lack authorization to live and work in the US? With this week’s decision against DACA, we turn to Farmworker Justice to provide this useful overview and perspective. Visit Farmworker Justice’s blog... Read More
houses and basketball court underwater
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 6, 2017
 A week ago, as Harvey thrust toward its clinics, HOPE Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Houston, took stock. And then moved that stock. “We transferred our vaccine storage to our emergency location on Friday since we weren’t sure how bad the situation would be, and the risk of losing our stock was huge,” explained Kara Green, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, a Family Nurse Practitioner and... Read More
Hundreds of cots
By: Leslie Diaz, Sep. 5, 2017
 This week, Austin is set to receive somewhere between 1,500 to 2,000 evacuees fleeing the receding waters in their neighborhoods around Houston. They are to be housed in several locations, one of which is the Delco Center, a sports center in northeast Austin. Last week, I headed to this emergency shelter as part of Ventanilla de Salud’s efforts to assist Mexican-Americans and other Latinos... Read More
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