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MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 18, 2017
 It’s the end of National Health Center Week, in which hundreds of Federally Qualified Health Centers around the country offered community events, hosted their local representatives, and held health fairs -- from Cape Cod, where locals gathered for a “legislative breakfast,” to Cincinatti, where a back-to-school health fair provided young patients with physical and dental exams and a free... Read More
homeless man sitting on sidewalk
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 16, 2017
 [Editor’s Note: Today is Health Care for the Homeless Day, and tomorrow is Agricultural Worker Health Day, two themed days of National Health Center Week. Many of our patients fall into both special populations. Here’s an update on agricultural workers and their unreliable housing options in California’s Central Valley.] Today, it’s predicted to reach just 90 degrees in Porterville,... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 14, 2017
 This week, community health centers around the country will celebrate National Health Center Week with community health fairs, advocacy efforts, and open houses. There will be a lot of fanfare about what health centers are and who they serve, but do they really work? Here, we take a peek at a few recent journal articles on the efficacy and efficiency of Federally Qualified Health Centers,... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 11, 2017
 It’s mid-August, and harvests are in full swing across the country. In the offices of Migrant Clinicians Network, we have been sharing a number of interesting articles and resources that we’d like to share with you. Here’s this week’s Five on Friday: Alma, Senior Program Manager of Environmental and Occupational Health, recommends HealthyPeople.gov’s series of infographics on the... Read More
workers raising hands
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 10, 2017
 It’s August -- and it’s hot. A stubborn heatwave has gripped the Pacific Northwest, and the National Weather Service has two weather alerts for the Columbia Gorge region, a scenic rural strip along the Columbia River east of Portland, Oregon. The Dalles, a Wasco county seat, is expected to hit a high of 106 degrees Fahrenheit. In The Dalles, hundreds of workers awoke at their farm owner-... Read More
crowd on the beach
By: Jean Schrecengost, Aug. 9, 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 this summer as part of her graduate studies in conflict analysis and dispute resolution at Salisbury University. This post is the second in a series of profiles of immigrants in Jean’s rural Maryland community. Read the... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 4, 2017
 August is here! Only a few more days of peace before the rush of back-to-school madness. As you settle into your quiet August weekend, take a moment to read some of the news articles, reports, and opinion pieces that MCN staff sent around this week. What did you read that we should include? Let us know on Facebook. Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, stepped away... Read More
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
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