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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday: Migration Driven By Climate Crisis
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 9, 2021
MCN staff were eager to share articles covering a range of topics this Friday! Amy shares two articles that demonstrate how the immediate devastation from our climate crisis ripples throughout Central America. Poverty, hunger and complete loss of hope is driving migration.Kaethe shared this article, ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: Side Effects, Risks, Reactions’, which discusses side effects of... Read More
Remembering Mitch Sudolsky: A Legacy of Kindness, Service, and Everlasting Inspi
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 8, 2021
By Ashley-Michelle PaponIn a year punctuated by loss on an unprecedented scale, some departures are, nevertheless, guaranteed to linger longer than others.  This is particularly true with the loss of dreamers and changemakers, the gifted whose time among us may be short, but whose incredible impact will continue on indefinitely. As William James once wrote, “The great use of a life is to... Read More
“Vaccination Is…”: A Customizable COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 5, 2021
As clinicians in health departments, health centers, and elsewhere strive to communicate the importance of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, culturally and linguistically appropriate communications campaigns have become a necessary tool to reach vulnerable populations. Yet targeted campaigns that meet people, particularly refugee, immigrants and migrants, where they are and speak to community values... Read More
Five on Friday: Drop in Cases Among Vaccinated Health Care Workers
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 2, 2021
It’s Friday again! MCN staff have shared more great articles that include updates for migration at the border and COVID-19. Amy shared a great article on COVID-19 airborne transmission and indoor spaces, ‘Why Indoor Spaces Are Still Prime COVID Hotspots.’Del shared ‘COVID-19 Vaccines and Mammograms: 7 Things to Know,’ which includes important points to share with patients seeking a mammogram... Read More
‘What to Expect When Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine’ Editable Vaccine Resources in
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 31, 2021
Given the local nature of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there is a significant need for editable vaccine resources in multiple languages to reach refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities. MCN is happy to share our new resource: ‘What to Expect When Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine’ fliers. These colorful fliers, in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, offer a Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware-... Read More
Winter Streamline: Strategies for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence During th
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 30, 2021
IPV and COVID-19Intimate partner violence is the physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse, according to the CDC. A recent special report from the National Domestic Violence Hotline said that total contacts to the hotline increased nine percent during the early COVID-19 months, with many victims specifically calling out COVID-19... Read More
Five on Friday: Debunking COVID-19 Misinformation
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 26, 2021
A busy Spring week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Amy shared this important Washington Post article that spells out the seasonal and COVID-related changes that have influenced when migrants and refugees arrive at the border: “There’s No Migrant ‘Surge’ at... Read More
Community Health Centers Step Up Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 25, 2021
Across the country, over two million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered at community health centers in the last eight weeks. More than half of those receiving the vaccines at community health centers have been people of color, demonstrating community health centers’ role in beating back the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting populations – like agricultural workers, the unhoused, those... Read More
#YoMeLaPuse: New Video & Poster to Celebrate COVID-19 Vaccinations
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 22, 2021
Bright, multigenerational, uplifting, and celebratory, our new #YoMeLaPuse materials will bring a smile to patients’ faces and encourage vaccination in the Spanish-speaking community.  In a short video, Dr. Eva Galvez, a family physician in Oregon, tells viewers, "Yo me la puse,” or “I got it,” followed quickly by family members of three generations looking into the camera, post-vaccine Band... Read More
Five on Friday: Enforcement Efforts to Protect Workers
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 19, 2021
It’s almost spring! For many of us who have been cooped up in our homes for many months, the outdoor rebirth of the year can’t come soon enough. Claire shared a new study that shows the “chilling effect” on primary care use among patients lacking authorization to live and work in the US, associated with the increased anti-immigrant rhetoric during the 2016 presidential election: “Changes in... Read More
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