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Engaging Community Health Workers to Address Oral Health

by Ileana Maria Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH, CNC, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning, Migrant Clinicians Network; and Laura Flores Cantrell, JD, Senior Program Officer, Washington Dental Service Foundation

Five on Friday | September 25, 2015

MCN Five on FridayTo round out our celebration of National Farm Safety and Health Week, we dedicate this week’s Five on Friday blog to the health and well-being of children in agricultural settings. Here are some recommendations from our staff.

Improving Care for Transgender People

By Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, MSN, ARNP

[Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes from Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, MSN, ARNP, Clinical Training Manager at Cardea, a training, organizational development, and research nonprofit providing services to health organizations in the US. One of Cardea’s current projects focuses on the clinical care of transgender and gender nonconforming patients.]

Five on Friday | September 18, 2015

MCN Five on FridayAnother very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members.

1. Multiple staffers were excited to share the announcement of the September 28th webinar entitled, “Addressing Nail Salon Worker Health and Safety Through Community Health Centers,” offered by AAPCHO.  

Five on Friday | September 4, 2015

MCN Five on FridayLabor Day: Double issue!

One of the best ways we can honor our country’s workforce is to stay informed on the many issues that affect their health and safety. This Friday, we commemorate the millions of hardworking migrants in our country with a Labor Day Double Issue of Five on Friday. That’s right -- ten articles, calls to action, research papers, webinar announcements and more, all recommended by MCN staff to help keep you updated in the world of migrant health.

Navigating the telehealth waters: Two approaches to telehealth in primary care

Streamline[Editor’s note: This week, drug store chain CVS made headlines for its new partnership with three major telehealth service corporations, giving another boost to the movement for online doctor’s consultations.

Five on Friday | August 28, 2015

Five on FridayMigrant Clinicians Network staff had lots to share this week. Here are the top five reads that we recommend to you.

1. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, offered up this interactive tool that “makes it easy to see how antibiotic resistance for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food has changed during the last 18 years.”

Five on Friday | August 21, 2015

Five on FridayThere’s lots to learn from this week’s list of health justice news and notes, recommended by MCN staff. Have you ever heard of carbon nanotubes? Can you guess the most commonly held job by immigrants in Maine? Read on to find out.

1. Karen, CEO, saw that HRSA announced $169 million in new health center funding.

On the Path to Migrant Health, Part 2

Stephanie Davenport[Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-part piece on the journey of a young student on the path to serving the underserved through medicine. We first met Stephanie Davenport as an undergraduate, when she presented on incarcerated pregnant women at the National Seminar of Clinicians for Health Care Justice. She is scheduled to begin medical school in 2016; for now, she works at a hospital in her home state of Indiana.

Five on Friday | August 14, 2015

Five on FridayAcross the country, the harvest season is in full swing: farmworkers are shaking the almond trees in California, raking the blueberries in Maine, and harvesting the wheat and barley in Minnesota. 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:

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