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Five on Friday | September 18, 2015

MCN Five on FridayAnother very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! 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. Multiple staffers were excited to share the announcement of the September 28th webinar entitled, “Addressing Nail Salon Worker Health and Safety Through Community Health Centers,” offered by AAPCHO.  

Five on Friday | September 11, 2015

MCN Five on FridayThe flood of migrants into Europe continues unabated. As clinicians, we continue to be concerned for the well-being of the thousands of people in transit every day. This week, our Five on Friday shifts our focus overseas.

Good summary from the BBC on the week’s events related to the mass migration into Europe and parts of the Middle East.

Migrating Along the Campaign Trail: Fact Versus Rhetoric in the Immigration Debate

Migrating Along the Campaign Trail: Fact Versus Rhetoric in the Immigration Debate
By Timothy Dunn, Professor of Sociology, Salisbury University

Five on Friday | September 4, 2015

MCN Five on FridayLabor Day: Double issue!

One of the best ways we can honor our country’s workforce is to stay informed on the many issues that affect their health and safety. This Friday, we commemorate the millions of hardworking migrants in our country with a Labor Day Double Issue of Five on Friday. That’s right -- ten articles, calls to action, research papers, webinar announcements and more, all recommended by MCN staff to help keep you updated in the world of migrant health.

Five on Friday | August 28, 2015

Five on FridayMigrant Clinicians Network staff had lots to share this week. Here are the top five reads that we recommend to you.

1. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, offered up this interactive tool that “makes it easy to see how antibiotic resistance for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food has changed during the last 18 years.”

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.]

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