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Stephanie Chalupka, EdD, RN
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 7, 2017
 Environmental and occupational health (EOH) hazards are ubiquitous and poorly understood. Those who work in high risk jobs and live in impoverished neighborhoods or substandard housing -- like farmworkers and their families -- are affected the most. Our nation’s nurses are often unequipped to recognize and prevent environmental and occupational hazards. Last week, Stephanie Chalupka, EdD,... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 3, 2017
 Phew, finally got to Friday. Before we head out for the weekend, we wanted to share a few pieces that got us talking here at MCN. Both Ricardo, Manager of Health Network, and Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, shared The Union’s response to a WHO exclusion of TB in its new list of antibiotic-resistant ‘priority pathogens.’ Here’s the press release,... Read More
MCNs Deliana Garcia speaking at podium
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 1, 2017
 To effectively mobilize many tuberculosis patients, we must take into account the environment that may hinder their ability to step forward and self-advocate. That was one of the messages from MCN’s Deliana Garcia, Director of International Relations, Research, and Development, that she presented as a member of a well attended panel at the 21st Conference of The Union North America Region.... Read More
ricardo garay giving lecture at western stream forum
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 27, 2017
 “[Health workers] go out to the field, they get the patients into the clinic -- but if they lose the patient when the patient needs to move?” MCN’s Ricardo Garay, Health Network Manager, questioned the audience, but his two-hour presentation gave the definitive answer: Enroll that patient in Health Network. The presentation, attended by about 20 Community Health Workers (CHWs), medical... Read More
mcn Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 24, 2017
 We’re hard at work in the world of health justice for the mobile poor…. But we try to spend a few moments to share articles between ourselves. Here are just a few of the pieces that crossed our desks this week. Claire, Writer and Editor, noted that Health Outreach Partners is hosting a webinar entitled, “Advancing Health Care Through Care Coordination: A Discussion with Community... Read More
man feeding cows on dairy farm
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 23, 2017
Imagine you just got a new job. Congratulations! You now work on a dairy farm with hundreds, possibly several thousand 1,500-pound Holstein cows -- but you have never worked with large animals before. You and your boss speak different languages; maybe you understand a lot of what your boss says, but you aren’t fluent in English. Your boss shows you how to do the basic tasks your new job requires... Read More
MCN Poll: What Are Your Patients Experiencing, and What Do You Need?
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 22, 2017
Clinicians throughout the US have been contacting us to express concerns about some of their immigrant patients who are reporting new fears and struggles and a consequential reluctance to access health services. In order to help you best serve immigrants in our communities, we would like to understand what is happening on the frontlines. Your input will guide us in providing you with the... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 17, 2017
Friday is once again tugging on our brains, luring us into the weekend before 5pm… What are your plans this weekend? Care to add a little bit of health reading into the mix?Jessica, Grant Writer, shared the Consumer Health Foundation’s Immigration Status as a Social Determinant of Health briefing paper.Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, sent along TRAC Immigration’s ICE... Read More
mcn keeping safe on the horse farm
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 14, 2017
How can we best keep immigrant workers safe on the job? Our Seguridad and Communicating Safety projects resulted in popular low-literacy and bilingual safety materials in comic book form, to help immigrant workers on dairy farms get the basic training they need to stay safe at work. But dairy farm workers aren’t the only immigrant workforce who face safety hazards on the job and lack sufficient... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 10, 2017
Happy Anniversary, Five on Friday! For the last two years, we have opened up our inboxes to share with you the many useful new resources, pertinent news items, and entertaining podcasts that relate to health justice for the mobile poor. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this each week as much as we’ve enjoyed compiling it! Keep sending us your own recommendations… and enjoy your weekend.Jessica,... Read More
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