Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc. (MCN) works to engage members of our clinical network and all relevant stakeholders to advance health justice for the mobile poor. We believe that migratory status should not be a barrier to care.
Clinicians are called to care for people of all walks of life; in fact, it is their ethical duty. Many migrant clinicians choose their line of work out of a sense of moral responsibility to a population that is often overlooked. We at Migrant Clinicians Network, in representing these clinicians, are tasked to speak up for the health and well-being of mobile underserved populations, who are often voiceless and marginalized -- but whose health matters. We understand that it is a moral imperative to speak out in the face of injustice; it is our ethical duty to serve the underserved.
The mobile poor, who are moving in search of work and a better life, need a voice. When federal policy is being considered, when a pattern of disease of unknown origin appears in underserved populations, when important programs are being undercut, MCN steps in to provide a strong voice for the mobile poor, to ensure that their health needs are heard. To this end, MCN is committed to effectively advancing health justice for the mobile poor.
Our advocacy and education priority is for all people to access high quality, affordable health care and a safe and healthy workplace. We endeavor to assure the human rights of people as they move, whether moving across borders or within borders. Advancement in these areas address the social determinants of health and improve health outcomes for the mobile poor of this country and around the world.
We recognize that, every year, there are many advocacy efforts aimed at achieving the very goals to which we at MCN are committed. Each calendar year, our team reviews MCN’s top advocacy priorities for the coming year, to ensure that we dedicate our time and resources to the most urgent, effective, and/or impactful advocacy works. The following outlines MCN’s overarching advocacy priorities. Please see our Advocacy Agenda, which we release annually, for more on this year’s specific advocacy initiatives.