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Dog Days of Summer: How Heat Exhaustion Can Quickly Become Deadly

Five on Friday | May 20, 2016

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It’s been a busy week in the world of migrant health. Here are a few news pieces that caught the eye of MCN’s staff:


Community Health Workers: An Essential Link in Farmworker Health Care

Community health worker and farmworkerBy Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, MCN and Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer and Editor, MCN

Five on Friday | May 13, 2016

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There’s a lot to learn from this week’s list of health justice news and notes, recommended by MCN staff. Which article did you like the best? Share it on Facebook and Twitter… and let us know you enjoyed it!

In the Field: National Rural Health Association’s 2016 Rural Health Equity Conference

Amy Parker Shanafelt at NRHA

This week, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPCH, CNC, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning and Ricardo Garay, Health Network Manager headed to Minneapolis for the intensive one-day 2016 Rural Health Equity Conference, hosted by the National Rural Health Association.

Communication in coordinating health care: A case study


By Alexandra Smith, Health Network Representative, Migrant Clinicians Network


Transnational Tuberculosis: Q&A with Dr. Cynthia Tschampl

MCNLast week, a newly published paper indicated that over 2,800 people leave the United States with active tuberculosis (TB) each year, while only ten percent receive continuity of care services like those provided by Migrant Clinicians Network’s Health Network. Without bridge case management, such cases could lead to incomplete treatment and development of drug resistance.

Five on Friday | March 4, 2016

MCNWe’ve had another very busy week at MCN. 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. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, sent Premier, Inc.’s moving video on Health Network, which they created in celebration of Health Network’s Premier Cares Award.

New Research Indicates Need for Case Management for Mobile Tuberculosis Patients

AUSTIN, TX -- March 3, 2016 -- A new journal article released today revealed that an average of 2,827 people with active tuberculosis (TB) leave the United States each year, and only about ten percent of those patients receive case management to assure treatment continuation and completion at their new destination.

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