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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Asylum-Seeking Children Deserve Better – Giving Tuesday 2021
By: Luis Retta, Nov. 29, 2021
[Editor’s Note: It’s Giving Tuesday! You have an unprecedented opportunity to support Migrant Clinicians Network’s many critical programs like SCAN through a triple match, today only. MCN’s match campaign for Giving Tuesday is moving to Global Giving, who will match every monthly donation up to $2500. So, your $10 will become $30, thanks to MCN donors and Global Giving! Don’t want to donate... Read More
Five on Friday: The Push to Vaccinate Children
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 26, 2021
So, last week, we got ahead of ourselves. We said it was Black Friday – one week too early! I guess we were a little too eager for the Thanksgiving time off. Our apologies! MCN offices are closed today, but we still have plenty of resources, news articles, research reports, and more to share. Here are five that crossed our inboxes.Laz says: “At first, I thought this story was about our patient in... Read More
Giving Thanks, Building Better Worlds: MCN Reflects on Thanksgiving
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 23, 2021
As we gather around the dinner table to give thanks and share a meal, many of us will be missing the presence of a loved one who has passed, who is too sick to join at the table, who is too far away to be able to join us. This is particularly true among migrant and immigrant families. Across the country, COVID-19 has devastated migrant and immigrant communities unequally. Their dangerous and... Read More
Five on Friday: Mental Health and Our Changing Climate
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 19, 2021
It’s Black Friday! We love the movements to ditch the consumerism and focus on health, instead, like the #OptOutside movement started by retailer REI. (We know, ironic.) Why not take a local hike? Before you grab your hiking boots, though, have a look at five resources or news pieces that we shared at MCN for our weekly Five on Friday post.Claire shared a new report from the American... Read More
How to De-Escalate a Tense Interaction
By: Kaethe Weingarten, Nov. 18, 2021
[Editor’s Note: The Fall 2021 issue of Streamline is now arriving at mailboxes – yes, those physical boxes that receive paper – across the country! You can read the entire issue, which features articles on climate change, marginalized worker health, farmworker mental health, and more, here. Here’s one of the articles from this issue, edited for the MCN blog. Watch our social media in the coming... Read More
Partner Spotlight: Alabama State Association of Cooperatives
By: Robert Kinnaird, Nov. 17, 2021
[Editor’s Note: Since July 2021 Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (Alianza), Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), Rural Coalition (RC) and 20 organizational partners and members have mobilized 221 community health outreach workers across 20 states and Puerto Rico to encourage vaccination within Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) rural communities through a learning collaborative. Funded by... Read More
Five on Friday: Community Health Literacy
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 12, 2021
 Myrellis and Ashley-Michelle shared an article on a controversial community-led movement against sexual violence in Puerto Rico, highlighting the sexual violence crisis with which Puerto Ricans are grappling: ¿Has Visto la Lista? An Instagram account called Yo Te Creo started naming alleged abusers in Puerto Rico. Did it go too far?Alma forwarded on the CDC’s announcement of a new resource... Read More
One-On-One Encounters: The Toughest Hurdle in COVID-19 Vaccine Advocacy
By: MCN Administration, Nov. 10, 2021
[Editor’s Note: On October 21, 2021, Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) hosted a webinar, ‘Lessons from the Field: Vaccinating Our Immigrant and Migrant Communities', which was supported by funding from the CDC through the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM). Experts from across the US shared their experiences working to vaccinate vulnerable communities.... Read More
FAQ: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Migrant, Immigrant, and Food & Farm Worker Patient
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 9, 2021
Migrant Clinicians Network continues to receive questions from our clinical network on COVID-19 vaccines for their migrant, immigrant, and farmworker communities. While vaccines are available for all in the US, ages 5 and up, in reality, COVID-19 vaccines remain inaccessible for many people, for a variety of reasons, including fear over immigration status and misinformation. The dynamic situation... Read More
Five on Friday: Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from COVID-19
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 5, 2021
 Karen shared this alarming CNN article that makes projections based on the present spike in cases in many parts of Europe. Europe Facing 500,000 More COVID Deaths by February, WHO WarnsKaethe offered a Guardian report that some Health Network Associates have noted is reflective of their work with migrants and refugees at the border. ‘So Many Have Gone’: Storms and Drought Drive Guatemalans... Read More
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