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Five on Friday | May 1, 2015

MCN May 1Happy May Day! We at Migrant Clinicians Network provide clinicians with the tools and information to assure that all workers, including migrant workers, can get access to health care. We also engage our clinician base by providing timely news and information through many vehicles, including this blog. So, there’s plenty to celebrate this May Day. Here are the top five for this week.

Washington State Testimony: Drift Pesticide Exposure can have acute, chronic, and developmental effects

MCNLast week, MCN’s Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH, MA, headed to the Washington State legislature’s Health and Wellbeing Committee to provide testimony on the wide-ranging effects of drift pesticide exposures in rural communities. She was one of several presenters in the educational session, which also featured the Department of Health covering formally-reported incidents, and a farmworker telling her personal account of exposure.

Five on Friday | April 17, 2015

Five on Friday: To bring you into the weekend, we present you with the top five items that MCN staff shared this week, on the many happenings in migrant health and beyond.

Weekly Round-Up | April 10, 2015

Happy Friday! Time for our weekly rundown of interesting pieces of news and more from our team at MCN.

Maps, maps, maps: Ricardo, Health Network Manager, found this new map visualizing the health profile of every county in the US, which notes that “40% of counties are going backwards.”

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Building Broader Connections #NPHW

This week is National Public Health Week, in which we celebrate the work we are doing as public health professionals to better the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the country. And today’s theme, Building Broader Connections, reminds us that we can’t do it alone.

Weekly Round-Up | April 3, 2015

In the Field: Connecting the Dots between Climate Change and Migrant Health

On Wednesday, MCN’s Amy Liebman, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, will be traveling to Washington, DC to attend the Climate for Health National Leadership Convening, a one-day conference on health sector engagement in climate change, organized by a coalition between a number of health leaders including the Public Health Initiative and Kaiser Permanente.

Weekly Round-Up | March 27, 2015

MCN 30 CliniciansWow, we’ve had a very busy week here at Migrant Clinicians Network. We published an Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee in honor of World TB Day, and we launched 30 Clinicians Making a Difference, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and to coincide with Farmworker Awareness Week… But there’s still so much more!

Sacramento Bee: MCN Publishes Op-Ed on TB Treatment in US Migrant Population

MCN in Sacramento BeeWe were thrilled to see the Sacramento Bee publish our piece about Tuberculosis, in honor of World TB Day, which was on Tuesday. Here’s a quote from the piece:

World TB Day: Call to Accelerate Access to DR-TB Drugs

MCN World TB DayIn honor of World TB Day, on March 24th, Migrant Clinicians Network has joined dozens of organizations from across the globe in signing an important letter to global health actors and drug companies “to step up and ensure new and repurposed drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB) drugs reach people who are otherwise without treatment options.”  The letter requests specific actions, including “establishing a

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