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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday: Gaps in Disaster Relief for Undocumented
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 24, 2020
This weekend, the MCN staff is gathering in Austin for our strategic planning meetings. We get a lot done over just a few days -- and, while we leave the meetings exhausted, we renew our spirits for the year to come. Watch MCN’s social media for photos from our meetings this year! While we were busy prepping for our meetings, on top of our typical workload, we still found time to share some... Read More
Health Network's Alma Colmenero and Robert Corona discuss a case in the office
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 23, 2020
Health Network's Alma Colmenero and Robert Corona discuss a case in the MCN office in Austin, TX.[Editor’s Note: In the last two years, along the US-Mexico border, Migrant Clinicians Network has increased its programmatic efforts to expand Health Network, our bridge case management and patient navigation system for migrants, to serve newly arrived asylum seekers with ongoing health issues. This... Read More
Five on Friday: January 17, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 17, 2020
We made it to Friday after another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are this week’s five articles on health topics of interest that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Alma in Massachusetts forward the Nature Medicine journal article, “Anomalously Warm Temperatures Are Associated With Increased Injury Deaths.”Alma also sent along, “Trump administration... Read More
Marysel Pagán Santana with relief team members in Maricao
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jan. 16, 2020
MCN's Marysel Pagán Santana with members of a relief team at a camp in Maricao for those displaced by the earthquakes.By Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS[Editor’s Note: Over two weeks have passed since Puerto Rico experienced the first of several sizeable earthquakes. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have struggled to continue their day-to-day life as the quakes continue. Here,... Read More
Five on Friday: January 10, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 10, 2020
 The “Weekly Win” is the final of our Five on Friday recommended reads that celebrates a victory in health justice. With frequency, we find ourselves hesitating at our “wins”; some appear more like a step forward after a giant leap back. This week, all of our Five on Friday recommendations focus on incremental improvements, course corrections, and, yes, a Weekly Win that raises a cheer,... Read More
Best of the MCN Blog: Most Important Stories of 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 9, 2020
Happy New Year! In 2019, Migrant Clinicians Network published 167 blog posts. Whew! With so many posts, it can be difficult to keep up! As we start a new year, many articles rise to the top, asking for another read. Here, we take a look at the top ten posts that stand out as beacons on our road to 2020.1. New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Health Network Case Study Highlighting Social... Read More
Managing Care during Emergencies: Resources for Before, During, and After an Ear
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jan. 7, 2020
[Editor’s Note: We are relieved to report that our Migrant Clinicians Network staff in Puerto Rico are safe after several devastating earthquakes. Our hearts go out to our Puerto Rico colleagues who are struggling in the aftermath and fearful of more tremors. While the situation remains tenuous, we know that our health center partners are already hard at work to support their patients and clients... Read More
Five on Friday: 1/3/20
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 3, 2020
 Happy New Year! We are revving up for 2020, and we’re so grateful to have you along the ride with us, working hard for health justice. Here are a few reads that have kept us up to date. Have a safe and healthy 2020!   Jillian shared this climate report:  Alma shared an article from EHS Advisor, entitled, “The Top... Read More
MCN logo within a heart shape
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 26, 2019
Migrant Clinicians Network makes us swoon. That’s because, as an organization, it has taken huge strides in improving the health and well-being of migrants and immigrants in its 35-year history -- and 2019 was no exception. As we count down the days to 2020, we reflect on the exceptional year Migrant Clinicians Network has had with the top five reasons we love MCN! 1. Patients who were... Read More
A woman holding her infant child
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 21, 2019
Marisa*, a 40-year-old asylum seeker from Central America, was seven months pregnant when she was detained by border patrol. While in custody, she started having difficulty breathing, lower abdomen pain, and severe leg pain. After a transfer to the hospital, she was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and given a prescription of Lovenox, an anticoagulant to prevent blood clots from forming... Read More
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