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Weekly Round-Up | March 13, 2015

MCN Weekly Round-Up | March 6, 2015

Is it Friday, already? Here are some great updates on migrant health and beyond, sent by staff members at MCN. We hope you enjoy them.

Jillian Issue BriefFrom Jillian, Director of Professional Development and Communications: the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership released a new issue brief that explores the benefits of medical-legal partnerships in health centers.

Environmental Health in the Field: Our EPA Partners Experience Migrant Workers' Lives Firsthand

This week, MCN’s Environmental and Occupational Health office in Maryland was thrilled to host our partners from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for visits to several local sites where we could highlight the importance of our collaborative work in reducing the health disparities of agricultural workers. “We’re excited to see that the EPA is really thinking about the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and wanting to see how it operates,” said Amy Liebman, MCN’s Director of Environmental and Occupational Health.

MCN Weekly Round-Up | February 27, 2015

Happy Friday! Here are a few interesting pieces to keep us up-to-date in the world of migrant health, as recommended by staff at MCN.

In the Field: A look at MCN’s environmental and occupational health team

Last week, Amy Liebman, MCN’s Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Juliana Simmons, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager, escaped the dreary winter skylines of Maryland for sunny and warm Florida. While we all hope they manage to get some Vitamin D while they can, we know that they are in fact hard at work. 

Juliana, Amy, Barb

Valentine's Week Round-Up

Happy Friday! Here are some articles, talks, and resources that caught the eye of MCN employees this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Why is a reporter doing the work of a clinician? Pesticide drift in Washington State

Editor's note: This post, written by MCN's Amy Liebman, first appeared in The Pump Handle, a public health blog. Please visit The Pump Handle at http://scienceblogs.com/thepumphandle/.

Birth Defects: Anencephaly and Health Justice in Washington State

Editor’s Note: Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH is MCN’s Specialist in Child & Migrant Health and Bioethics. She is a member of the Washington State Department of Health Anencephaly Advisory Committee. The committee works alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  to better understand the increased rate of anencephaly recently observed in Washington State. Dr. McLaurin will present on anencephaly at the 2015 Western Migrant Stream Forum in San Diego, California.

“Lessons from the Ebola Crisis” Webinar: Informative, Highly-Rated, and Now Archived

"Global Health Nursing": New Book Features Chapter Written by MCN’s Candace Kugel

Global Health NursingNurses providing care to diverse populations around the world are highlighted in the newly published Global Health Nursing: Narratives from the Field. The book provides firsthand accounts of the challenges and rewards of providing high-quality care in often less-than-ideal clinical settings, and in sometimes dangerous political situations, around the globe.

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