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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN Five on Friday - Earth Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 20, 2018
 What are you doing for Earth Day? Planetary health and mobile population health go hand-in-hand. “Climate refugees” are on the rise; and of course climate destabilization affects vulnerable populations the most. Mobile agricultural workers, in rural areas, with poor quality housing, working out-of-doors, and with little access to health care, are highly vulnerable to a significant weather... Read More
Patricia M. Juarez-Carillo receiving award
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 17, 2018
Left to right: Adenike Bitto, Patricia M. Juárez-Carrillo, and Elaine Auld Migrant Clinicians Network’s Seguridad en las lecherías project has once again been honored, this time for a journal article on the Seguridad dairy worker safety and health trainings, entitled “Applying Learning Theory to Safety and Health Training for Hispanic Immigrant Dairy Workers.” Last week, Patricia M. Juárez-... Read More
Pages from MCN's Year in Review
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 11, 2018
 How many times a year does Migrant Clinicians Network provide expert on-site and distance technical assistance? How many mobile patients were provided with bridge case management through Health Network? What percentage of MCN training participants found the information provided useful to their work? The MCN blog has dozens of stories, case studies, and in-the-field updates to demonstrate... Read More
MCN Five on Friday - Two Apples
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 6, 2018
 April 7th is World Health Day, and we’re celebrating by doubling down on our Five on Friday recommendations -- with two reading recommendations from each staff member!  Despite the dizzying speed of the news cycle in these troubling times,  we recognize that an informed and motivated clinical network can make lasting change. Help us stay informed as well -- send us your reading... Read More
Monique Vasquez
By: Monique Vasquez, Apr. 4, 2018
 [Editor’s Note: Congratulations, Monique, Health Network Intern, from UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work! Her poster presentation on Health Network was accepted at the Latino Social Workers Organization Conference. Here, she reflects on the conference and her work as an intern and social worker.][Editor’s Note: Congratulations, Monique, Health Network Intern, from UT Austin Steve... Read More
tablet with project echo logo
By: Martha Alvarado, Apr. 3, 2018
 MCN’s ECHO Diabetes series drew attention from health centers throughout the United States, with participation from twenty-two community health workers who represented ten health centers and programs from east to west. These included Community Health Partnership of Illinois, Hospital General Castañer in Puerto Rico, Clínica Msr. Oscar A. Romero and Clínica Comunitaria de Vista, both in... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 29, 2018
 Farmworkers face substantial health risks at their jobs, including exposure to pesticides.  At Migrant Clinicians Network, we have spent decades fighting for a stronger Worker Protection Standard, and in 2015, a revised WPS laid out significant increases in protections -- an important win for farmworker health, although the revised WPS lacked important provisions like medical... Read More
Farm worker in field with search box and text: migrants are
By: Laszlo Madaras, Mar. 24, 2018
 Type “Migrants are...” in your search bar and and you’ll see what your browsing history guesses you believe. “Migrants are scum, migrants are invaders, migrants are ruining Europe,” pop up on one browser, whereas, when I’m signed in, Google -- which knows me a little better -- says “migrants are our neighbors” and “migrants are here to stay” -- perhaps not any less controversial, but a bit... Read More
MCN Five on Friday - Spring flower blossoms
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 23, 2018
 Spring has sprung! The first day of spring -- earlier this week on March 20th --  is also celebrated as National Ag Day. Right now in California, lettuces and asparagus are ready to be picked, while across the Upper Midwest and East, many fields will again get tucked under snow this weekend. Tens of thousands of migrant workers toil on our nation’s fields, moving as the fields respond... Read More
Tablet with Project ECHO logo on screen
By: Alyssa Finley, Mar. 21, 2018
 In the fifth session of our Project ECHO on diabetes, MCN facilitated talks with experts on self-management for diabetes. This ECHO series aims to share tools and tactics, help community health workers at health centers learn about the most recent research, and make a space for networking, to support health centers in their efforts to bring down HbA1c numbers around the country. This series... Read More
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