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Summer Streamline: Integrated Team-Based Approach to Hypertension at Virginia Garcia

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

photo courtesy of Viriginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

By Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer, Migrant Clinicians Network, and Managing Editor, Streamline

Medical Review for Immigrants: Tangible Progress Toward Serving the Health Needs of Those in Detention


Maria* was in detention with a severely broken arm. She had crossed the US-Mexico border in a jeep, which rolled in the desert. Her young daughter was ejected from the car and died. Maria was picked up by border patrol. Her injuries were severe, and yet she didn’t get the medical care she needed in detention. Her attorney feared she might lose her arm.

Clear on Cost: Conversations between Health Center Patients and Providers about Cost of Care

Doctor discussing with patient


When Sarah* came to a rural health center for a six-month checkup after her pregnancy, she said she was comfortable working with the health center staff, from the front desk to her doctor. But she also reported in an interview afterward that she had trouble getting transportation to and from the clinic, and that her health plan does not fully cover the cost of her prescriptions. She wasn’t asked during her visit about these concerns.

One Word: Our Project ECHO on Diabetes & Hypertension Wraps up

Word map of Echo session  feedback


In the Field: Latino Social Workers Come Together in Seattle


[Editor’s Note: Congratulations, Monique, Health Network Intern, from UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work! Her poster presentation on Health Network was accepted at the Latino Social Workers Organization Conference. Here, she reflects on the conference and her work as an intern and social worker.]

University of Washington campus

Combating Diabetes in Puerto Rico: Experts Join MCN’s Project ECHO

Puerto Rico Health Department Diabetes Team

Jessica, Leonardo and Cinthia. The Puerto RIco Diabetes team from PR Health Department


MCN Resolutions: Five Ways to Bring Hope, Health, and Equity in the New Year

Happy New Year


The new year brings renewed hope for meaningful and measurable steps toward health justice for the mobile poor. Amid setbacks and struggles, many gains have been made in the past year -- and more is on the way. Here are the top five ways MCN is forging ahead for health justice in 2018.


health network connections

Update from Binational Health Week

Group of people at VDS


From the Field: Dr. Laszlo Madaras Honors the Medical Staff who Work in the World As It Is

emergency nurses week - heart around nurses hat


Cots in Austin: Visiting the Local Shelter for Harvey Evacuees

hundreds of empty cots


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