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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Farmworkers in the sun
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 12, 2018
  It’s hot. Record-breaking temperatures in pockets around the country remind us that summer is in full swing -- and it’s more intense than it used to be, thanks to climate change. As the Environmental Protection Agency noted in 2016:  “Unusually hot summer temperatures have become more common across the contiguous 48 states in recent decades... and extreme heat events (heat waves... Read More
Man stands in front of dairy production line
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 12, 2018
 Agricultural work continues to be one of the most dangerous professions in the country. Dairy, in particular, has relatively high injury and fatality rates. Exempted from most labor regulations and shielded from regulatory scrutiny, farms are often left to identify any significant and worrisome safety and health concerns on their own. Meanwhile, every week, farm owners, their family members... Read More
Person in detention
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 5, 2018
 This week’s articles shared by those in the MCN offices continued to be dominated by news and views of the immigrant separation and detention crisis at the border. MCN recognizes that many immigrants in detention lack the essential health care they need to address urgent health concerns. MCN’s new initiative Medical Review for Immigrants seeks to get those with urgent health needs out of... Read More
Woman being treated by clinician
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 5, 2018
photo courtesy of Viriginia Garcia Memorial Health CenterBy Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer, Migrant Clinicians Network, and Managing Editor, Streamline[Editor’s Note: It’s summer! That means the summer issue of Streamline has arrived in mailboxes around the country. This issue features articles on culturally competent medical history-taking, disasters and mental health response teams, a Health... Read More
Two kids posing for photo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 29, 2018
 July is rushing through the door, even though June seems to have just settled in. Where does the time go? If you can spare a few minutes, grab a chair and a cup of coffee and dive into these June reads, recommended to you by MCN staff.   Dangers of the "Kissing Bug"  Jillian, Director of Education and Communication, shared a new guide from the University of Texas, “... Read More
Child holding on to wire fence
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 28, 2018
 Maria* was in detention with a severely broken arm. She had crossed the US-Mexico border in a jeep, which rolled in the desert. Her young daughter was ejected from the car and died. Maria was picked up by border patrol. Her injuries were severe, and yet she didn’t get the medical care she needed in detention. Her attorney feared she might lose her arm.President Trump’s disquieting ‘zero-... Read More
Father hugging daughter
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 22, 2018
 Take care of yourselves! Amidst another very tough week in migrant health, we encourage our clinician constituents to take some time to relax, rejuvenate, reboot -- and rejoice in the small victories that are moving us forward. Today’s Five on Friday features resources and articles on steps in the right direction, actionable items for positive change, and new resources to promote health.... Read More
Boy being treated at clinic
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 21, 2018
 Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order that halts his administration’s policy of separating children from their immigrant parents while crossing the border. Since the start of Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy, all border crossers who seek to claim asylum have been arrested and criminally prosecuted. Since the 1997 Flores settlement,  and more specifically under the 2015... Read More
Family gathers water in the forest
By: Amy Liebman, Jun. 20, 2018
photo: Earl Dotter[Editor's Note: Today, on World Refugee Day, we commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of the millions of refugees around the world, including the thousands who are right now taking the long and perilous journey to our own borders, and the families who have recently reached the border, only to be separated and detained. We at Migrant Clinicians Network have voiced... Read More
Girl looks through border fence
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 19, 2018
photo by Karl Hoffman[Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series around Adverse Childhood Experiences. Read the first installment, from Dr. Eva Galvez, here, and the second, about one group’s efforts to address ACEs, here. Read MCN's statement opposing the separation of immigrant families here.]In the first six weeks of the Trump Administration’s new policy of separating children from... Read More
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