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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

FAQ: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Migrant, Immigrant, and Food & Farm Worker Patient
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 27, 2021
Migrant Clinicians Network continues to receive questions from our clinical network on preparing for vaccine distribution to their migrant, immigrant, and farmworker communities. At this time, without a national distribution plan, each region’s distribution process is different. The dynamic situation does not belie the underlying mantra: everybody deserves a chance to get vaccinated against COVID... Read More
Serving Refugees, Immigrants, & Migrants When Virtual Isn't Possible: A COVID-19
By: Noel Dufrene, Jan. 26, 2021
By Noel Dufrene, Communications ManagerThe challenges of reaching refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities (RIM communities) have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a time when it is even more apparent that communicating clearly, in a language the receiver fully understands, and with overall cultural relevancy, is crucial for the stability of entire communities, MCN’s new... Read More
President Biden's New Immigration Plan: Ambitious, Detailed, Hopeful
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 25, 2021
By Timothy Dunn, Immigration Scholar and Professor of Sociology at Salisbury University[Editor's Note: President Biden quickly pivoted to address immigration policy within the first hours of his presidency. His ambitious immigration plan has already been set into motion with yesterday's executive orders. Many patients experience health concerns and health care access issues as a result of... Read More
Five on Friday: Health Care Workers Need Our Support
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 22, 2021
Time to round up five articles or resources that MCN staff shared. Here are our picks for the week. Del shared this New York Times piece, which may be helpful when providing information to migrants who travel by car: “How to (Literally) Drive the Coronavirus Away.”Kaethe said: "This is a poignant article about the impact on family members of having a loved one who is a health care worker. We... Read More
Eyes Wide Open, and Hopeful: On Receiving the Second COVID-19 Vaccine Injection,
By: Laszlo Madaras, Jan. 20, 2021
By: Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH[Editor’s Note: Hundreds, if not thousands, of frontline clinicians in our clinical network have received their initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Many took selfies as the shot was administered, with smiles of hope and jubilation. Here, Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for Migrant Clinicians Network and a doctor who has assisted hundreds of patients... Read More
Five on Friday: Focusing on Vaccination
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 15, 2021
Another busy week in the world of migrant health! Somehow, it’s already Friday. Time to round up five articles or resources that MCN staff shared. Here are our picks for the week. Karen forwarded the Physicians for Human Rights report, “Praying for Hand Soap and Masks: Health and Human Rights Violations in U.S. Immigration Detention during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”Ed offered up this quick... Read More
Top Six COVID-19 Resources for Vaccine Readiness for Immigrant and Migrant Commu
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 13, 2021
Clinics, health centers, and health departments around the country are looking ahead to the vaccination of essential worker populations like farmworkers, who in many states are eligible for vaccination during Phase 1B, after frontline health workers and long-term care facility workers and residents have gained access to COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 1A. Essential food workers are not just at... Read More
Position Statement: Everyone Needs an Opportunity to Be Vaccinated
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 12, 2021
Last week, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts stated that workers who lack authorization to live or work in the US would not be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in his state, later clarifying that the state will prioritize citizens and legal residents, leaving frontline meatpacking workers who lack authorization to work at the end of the line for vaccination, despite their “essential” status.... Read More
Five on Friday: New Year 2021
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 8, 2021
Happy new year! Lots of work to do this year in health justice. Here are a few resources, recommended by MCN staff, to help us push forward.   Luis shared “Guía de autocuidado en diabetes durante una contingencia,” from the Asociación Mexicana de Diabetes.Amy shared The Year in US Occupational Health and Safety.Cloé recommended a January 14th webinar, “Addressing the Role of the... Read More
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By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jan. 5, 2021
By: Marysel Pagán-Santana, DrPH, Puerto Rico Senior Program ManagerOne of the most repeated topics of public discussion in Puerto Rico and around the world is the opening of educational institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to UNESCO, this public health emergency has caused the closure of schools nationwide in more than 160 countries, affecting more than 1 billion students [Figure 1... Read More
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