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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.

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:

Five on Friday | July 31, 2015

Five on Friday July 31 2015

We’re belly-flopping into those last few sticky-hot weeks of summer before the kids head back to school. Want some last-ditch-effort summer reading? Check out the top five suggested reads from our staff at MCN, try to stay cool, and don’t forget your sunscreen.

Dr. Luis Zayas Provides Testimony on Family Detention

ONE YEAR LATER Out of the Detention Center, and Into the Exam Room: What Clinicians Need to Know

By Dr. Ed Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer & Editor

[Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring the health needs of the unaccompanied children and mothers with children who arrived at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum during last year’s ‘border surge.’ Subscribe to our blog to receive notification of all future posts.]

Five on Friday | July 17, 2015

Five on FridayThis week’s Five on Friday provides new clinical resources, articles on migrant perspectives and realities, and, of course, the obligatory light-hearted TED Talk, all recommended by MCN staff.

ONE YEAR LATER Fostering a Refugee Son in Washington State

[Editor’s Note: This is the second installment on our blog series exploring the health needs of the unaccompanied children and mothers with children who arrived at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum during last year’s ‘border surge.’ Ileana Maria Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPCH, CNC, is MCN’s Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning, and is based in Seattle, WA. View our first installment here.

ONE YEAR LATER Post-Migration Trauma and Evaluating Children in Texas Immigration Facilities: Q&A with Dr. Luis Zayas

[Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring the health needs of the unaccompanied children and mothers with children who arrived at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum during last year’s ‘border surge.’ Subscribe to our blog to receive notifications of upcoming installments.]

Five on Friday | July 10, 2015

Five on FridayOur work is focused on migrants in the US, but that work necessarily encompasses borders that are thousands of miles away. This week’s Five on Friday takes us around the world and into our own backyard to explore the cultures and policies that shape the day-to-day life of migrants.

Five on Friday | July 3, 2015

mcnProud to be in America? Yes! Last week, in a statement regarding the Supreme Court decision requiring states to recognize same-sex marriage, President Obama said, “Today should give us hope that, on the many issues on which we grapple, many painfully, real change is possible. Shifts in hearts and minds [are] possible.” Change for the better is a real possibility, here in the United States -- even if sometimes it feels far off. This is true for many of the issues that we hold dear to our hearts.

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