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Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) endorses a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model that assures care for all patients. MCN promotes medical home transformation designed to include patients who experience barriers to health care due to mobility, poverty, language and culture. Because migrant workers and other mobile poor tend to have higher than typical rates of occupational and environmental health conditions, late diagnosis of preventable and chronic disease, significant levels of stress and trauma-related behavioral health concerns, neglected oral health care and complex social determinants of health, adaptations within the PCMH framework are necessary for positive health outcomes. An adapted mobile medical home emphasizes the need for intensive primary care both in-center and in the community with an emphasis on self-management, an integrative approach between disciplines and across sites of care, and an increased capacity for health information technology to be transmitted despite geographic and cultural interfaces.