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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Partner Spotlight: Kansas Black Farmers Association
By: Robert Kinnaird, Nov. 4, 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. Funded by an $8.1 million grant from HRSA,... Read More
Five on Friday: The Pandemic Must Lead to Tuberculosis Vaccines
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 29, 2021
It's Halloween weekend! Before you transform into a ghoul, a goblin, or – even scarier – a Squid Game guard, read up on what's happening in health justice this week, with five picks from MCN staff.  Del applauded this editorial in the journal Nature: The COVID Pandemic Must Lead to Tuberculosis VaccinesJillian, from our Chico, California office, says this Washington Post article “is not... Read More
MCN's Marysel Pagán Santana: Devoted to Serve Climate-Impacted Workers, Mobilizi
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 28, 2021
Yesterday, 140 people from across the country joined an American Public Health Association (APHA) virtual meeting to celebrate worker health and safety advocates. And we at MCN excitedly watched  Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS, the Senior Program Manager in MCN’s Puerto Rico office, receive the Lorin Kerr Award.“Marysel Pagán Santana has devoted her career to improve worker health and... Read More
Binational Health Week: Ventanillas de Salud Give Opportunities for Health, Onli
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 26, 2021
Earlier this month, on a warm Saturday in the cafeteria of an elementary school in Austin, Texas, dozens of families lined up, masked and distanced, and waited for their turn for a free eye exam. Young children as young as three were seated next to volunteers from the local Lyon’s Club. Family members received insurance and health information and school supplies from Superior Health Club, Blue... Read More
Five on Friday: FDA to Allow Mixing and Matching of COVID-19 Boosters
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 22, 2021
It’s Friday! Time to peek into the inboxes of MCN staff. Each week, we share lots of news, resources, and videos among ourselves to keep up to date. Here are a few we wanted to highlight. Wilmarí shared new data from Puerto Rico of the time-varying effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines.Leslie recommended the NESAWG conference in Spanish: “It Takes a Region” ConferenciaAníbal forwarded on... Read More
Eleven Tips for Sustainable Activism Without Getting Overwhelmed
By: Kaethe Weingarten, Oct. 20, 2021
Albert Einstein said, “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”  I hope I am not being presumptuous to add a corollary: “Not everything that counts can count for me.”  I add this sentence because it is something we attend to at Witness to Witness (W2W) all the time, since it is one of our approaches to managing the... Read More
Partner Spotlight: La Mujer Obrera fights COVID-19 in El Paso
By: Robert Kinnaird, Oct. 19, 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. Funded by an $8.1 million grant from HRSA,... Read More
Five on Friday: Interconnections and Violence in our Food System
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 15, 2021
Pull out the popcorn -- Five on Friday is going to the movies! While not exactly full-length Hollywood blockbusters, we thought you’d enjoy some visual content for this week’s blog post highlighting health justice news that have been shared by MCN staff. Enjoy! Esther shared this hilarious and insightful Jon Oliver episode on misinformation among immigrant communities. Deliana shared... Read More
Include the Alias? Skip the Real Name? COVID-19 Vaccination Card Recommendations
By: Robert Kinnaird, Oct. 12, 2021
Names can be a complex thing for immigrant and migrant workers. These workers often must use a pseudonym in workplaces, as they may lack documentation to legally work in the United States using their birth name. While this process can lead to short-term benefits for workers, it can also create unexpected problems. Because of recent vaccine mandates which dictate that large companies with at least... Read More
Five on Friday: #Immigrants Are Essential
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 8, 2021
Friday has finally arrived! Here are five resources & reads that MCN staff shared this week as we keep up with the world of health justice. We share tons more throughout the week on our Twitter and Facebook accounts – be sure to follow us there. You know about the loss of smell and taste, but have you ever heard of Covid Toes? Robert shared this article about painful foot lesions . ‘... Read More
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