News & Announcements

 

MCN Announces New Project with NIOSH

Tue, 10/21/2014

Migrant Clinicians Network Announces New Project to Support Primary Care Response to Work-Related Health Injuries

SALISBURY, MD -- Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is pleased to initiate a one-year project supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to improve primary care responses to work-related injuries.

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MCN Announces New Project with National Children’s Center

Mon, 10/20/2014

MIGRANT CLINICIANS NETWORK ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT WITH NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CENTER: PROTECTING CHILDREN WHEN PARENTS WORK FOCUSES ON SAFETY OF MIGRANT FARMWORKERS’ CHILDREN

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Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

Mon, 09/15/2014

The upcoming annual "Global Health & Innovation Conference," which is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, is currently accepting registration and abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

This 12th annual conference will be held on Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Webcast: Access to Care for Hispanic/Latino Populations

Mon, 09/15/2014

This Wednesday, HRSA has a webcast titled "Access to Care for Hispanic/Latino Populations: HRSA’s Affordable Care Act Efforts Webcast."

It will highlight "HRSA’s activities in  support of the opportunities created under the Affordable Care Act’s for millions of Hispanic/Latino Americans to get insured. Panelists will discuss HRSA funding opportunities for Hispanic/Latino communities and highlight available Spanish-language tools and resources to assist Hispanic/Latino populations."

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Work. Respect. Dignity. Shared Images and Stories of Maryland's Eastern Shore Immigrants.

Tue, 09/09/2014

A photo exhibit at Salisbury University’s Downtown Art Gallery depicts the lives, work, and stories of immigrants on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. An exhibit reception and panel discussion on Thursday, September 18 will include an immigrant who is featured in the images and experts in photojournalism, cultural studies, immigration and migrant health.

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WHO releases its first global report on suicide

Fri, 09/05/2014

For World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th, the World Health Organization is releasing its first global report on suicide, Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative.

The report includes information about what is known about suicide across the world and what can be done to reduce the number of deaths from suicide.

According to the CDC, the report

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Deal for PA residents to attend East Coast Migrant Stream Forum

Thu, 08/28/2014

The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health is offering a unique opportunity for Pennsylvanians to attend the 2014 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, October 23-25 in Pittsburgh, PA. This East Coast Migrant Stream Forum is the oldest annual conference dedicated to improving health outcomes and healthcare delivery to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families on the East Coast.

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MCN's Medical Director contributes to a new publication from the WHO

Thu, 08/21/2014

MCN's Medical Director, Ed Zuroweste, is an author on this just published manual from the World Health Organization. This work was developed when he was detailed to the WHO for four months in 2010. IMAI District Clinician Manual: Hospital Care for Adolescents and Adults is written for clinicians working at the district hospital who diagnose and manage sick adolescents and adults in resource-constrained settings.

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Policy Memo on Farm Worker Housing in Skagit Valley

Tue, 08/19/2014

Safe, decent, and affordable farmworker housing fosters good health and wellbeing for farmworkers. It encourages farmworkers to stay in Washington and continue working in agriculture, providing a stable work force for the agriculture industry. Farmworkers provide the necessary labor needed to keep Washington’s state’s agriculture industry thriving, yet farmworkers earn wages so low they can’t afford safe and decent housing or even the very food they harvest.

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