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Building Trust | 30 Days, 30 Clinicians

MNC Erika Peterson [Editor’s Note: Happy Birthday, Migrant Clinicians Network! To celebrate our 30th anniversary this month, we are highlighting one clinician each day who has been honored in 30 Clinicians Making a Difference​​​, in which we profile the work of 30 diverse migrant clinicians from across the country and abroad. This week, we are featuring the five honored clinicians located near MCN's Salisbury, Maryland office.]

Two weeks ago, Health Network Manager Ricardo Garay left MCN’s Austin, Texas headquarters and headed to Eastern Shore Rural Health Systems, Inc., in Virginia, to present to clinicians on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to enroll in Health Network. Eastern Shore Rural Health has been a champion of Health Network for several years, and the team, which includes Erika Peterson, one of our 30 Clinicians Making a Difference, is interested in utilizing Health Network more fully by updating clinicians on the program before the busy summer season begins.

In the summer, Erika Peterson rises early, in order to catch the migratory agricultural workers before they head to work. When workers begin to arrive on the Eastern Shore, she blankets the migrant camps with her business card, to make sure newly-arrived workers know what health resources are available to them. In her profile, she lists the many places she goes: local gas stations, laundromats, the buses that bring them to the fields, and in the fields themselves as the workers pause for lunch. Check out Erika Peterson’s complete profile here.

Help us honor the work of Erika Peterson by sharing her profile. And, make sure to check out the profiles of all 30 clinicians at the 30 Clinicians Making a Difference webpage.

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