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Five on Friday: World Refugee Day 2021
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 18, 2021
Happy World Refugee Day! Celebrated for the last 20 years on June 20th, and just a day after Juneteenth, this day was designated by the United Nations to celebrate the strength and courage of people who felt they had no other option than to flee their homes. This week's Five on Friday focuses on asylum seekers – people who have applied for asylum in the US, whose cases have not yet been reviewed... Read More
Tu voz importa: New Photovoice Project Equips Migrants with Cameras to Share The
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 17, 2021
Sister Zuly, Sister Antonia, and Sister Ana, three participants in Tu voz importa, received their cameras during the first workshop this week.This week, 29 participants gathered for a beginner’s workshop on photography. But this was a particularly unusual photography workshop: all the participants are members of the migrant or immigrant communities in the Sacramento Valley region, they each... Read More
A Celebration of Patricia Juarez-Carrillo's Life Work Improving the Health of Mi
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 16, 2021
Last week, Patricia Juárez-Carrillo, PhD, MPH, passed away at the age of 63 from pulmonary fibrosis. Patricia was a longtime collaborator and consultant for Migrant Clinicians Network, a close colleague to many on MCN’s staff, an effective advocate for migrant and immigrant health, and a dear friend.“She was a fun and positive friend and colleague to work with, and she made significant... Read More
MCN’s 5-Minute Poll: Inform Our Work, Voice Your Concerns, and Win a $25 Target
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 15, 2021
The Trump Administration was regularly cited as a root cause for migrant and immigrant patients to avoid getting the health care they needed – according to clinicians who have taken Migrant Clinicians Network’s poll in recent years. This year is different. The global pandemic hit migrants and immigrants disproportionately, with higher rates of infection and mortality as well as economic... Read More
Five on Friday: A COVID Hot Spot Becomes a Model for Vaccination
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 11, 2021
Friday is here at last! Five on Friday features articles, podcasts, research, and resources that MCN staff shared each week. We hope you enjoy getting a peek into our inboxes Candace shared an encouraging vaccine story – great photography, too: “How California’s Salinas Valley Went from COVID Hot Spot to a Model for Vaccination and Safety.”Kaethe forwarded on this new research from Child... Read More
A Deep Dive into COVID-19’s Unequal Impact on Women
By: Kaethe Weingarten, Jun. 10, 2021
By Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Director of Witness to WitnessWe have all read that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been more negative for women’s daily lives than for men’s. But it turns out that “daily” includes nighttime. Women’s dream life has also been affected by COVID-19. This has certainly been true for me. Women’s dreams express higher levels of anxiety, sadness, and anger and have... Read More
Asylum Seekers, Health Needs, Concertina Wire… and Hope: A View of the Entire US
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 9, 2021
At the end of May, Deliana Garcia headed to the US-Mexico border – not just to visit one border town, but to travel the entire length of the border on the US side, from San Diego, California to McAllen, Texas, stopping at respite centers and migrant shelters along the way. Garcia, the Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues for Migrant Clinicians Network, sought to better... Read More
Five on Friday: Mothers of Missing Migrants
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 4, 2021
It's June! Five on Friday is here to lead you into your weekend (if you have Saturday-Sunday weekends, that is) with five pieces shared by MCN staff this week. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, where we share all sorts of articles and resources, all week long. Candace shared a Washington Post article chronicling one outreach worker's week in her agricultural... Read More
Puerto Rico Gender-Based Violence Requires Sustained Attention and Practical and
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 2, 2021
In the last few years, Puerto Rico has seen a significant spike in gender-based violence that has not been sufficiently addressed. Gender-based violence1 was already a growing concern before political and natural disasters affected most of the island’s residents, and strained resources available to support residents. Many communities had not recovered from Hurricane Maria in 2017 when numerous... Read More
Workplace Protections for Essential Workers Must Consider RIM Communities
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 1, 2021
[Editor’s note: Today’s blog post was originally published on the blog of the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM). Click here to read the original post. Access “Navigating Occupational Health and Safety Regulations During Public Health Emergencies,” a checklist created jointly by Migrant Clinicians Network and NRC-RIM, in English and Spanish on NRC-RIM's... Read More
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