News & Announcements

 

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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MCN Releases Advocacy Statement on Children Crossing the Border

Tue, 07/15/2014

Please take a moment to read MCN's Advocacy Statement on Children Crossing the Border. MCN holds the position that immigrant children fleeing violence in their home countries must receive priority consideration for their safety and health. We have provided several links with additional resources on this issue.

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OSHA's annual summer campaign for heat illness

Fri, 06/20/2014

For the fourth consecutive year, OSHA has announced the launch of its annual Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers. It is aimed at raising awareness and educating workers and employers about the potential damage to work in a hot climate, providing resources and guidance to address these hazards. Workers who are at particularly high risk are those who work in industries that develop outdoors, such as agriculture, construction, landscaping and transportation.

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