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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
Five on Friday: Community Health Centers Essential to Vaccination Efforts
By: MCN Admin, May. 27, 2021
Welcome back to Five on Friday! It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week. Here are some of the articles that we bet you haven’t seen yet this week -- and we think you’ll enjoy them and maybe find them useful in your own work in health justice in the age of COVID-19. Kaethe offered up an article on a topic of which those who work with low-paid migrant and... Read More
COVID-19 From the Perspective of a Community Health Worker: Veronica Martinez Va
By: Dillon Nguyen, May. 27, 2021
[Editor's note: Today's blog post comes from Dillon Nguyen, MCN intern. He is a senior at Salisbury University, majoring in Sociology with a double minor in Social Justice and English. Coming from a Vietnamese family, and with his mother working as a nail tech worker, Dillon has seen a lot of the struggles of the immigrant worker and he hopes to be able to improve the lives of people in less... Read More
Position Statement: Mask Guidance Leaves Some Workers Vulnerable to Infection
By: MCN Admin, May. 26, 2021
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their mask guidance to allow fully vaccinated individuals to resume most indoor and outdoor activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, even if some in the group are unvaccinated. Migrant Clinicians Network is greatly concerned that such guidance will increase risk of COVID-19 exposure in groups who are more... Read More
Five on Friday: Mental Health Awareness Month 2021
By: MCN Admin, May. 20, 2021
It’s already getting to the end of Mental Health Awareness Month. MCN’s Witness to Witness has provided numerous tools in the last year to help clinicians and health advocates take care of themselves in addition to caring for their communities. Many people experienced the COVID-19 pandemic on top of other natural, political, and personal disasters, from the national reckoning with racism after... Read More
Funding Opportunity to Prevent COVID-19 in Refugee, Immigrant, & Migrant Communi
By: MCN Administration, May. 20, 2021
A new funding opportunity is now available for local health departments and community-based organizations to assist these groups to reach refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities to prevent and decrease COVID-19. A strong focus of the project is on strengthening and increasing partnerships between local health departments and refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities, as well as between... Read More
COVID-19 and Childcare Efforts for Vulnerable Families
By: Jordana Oman, May. 18, 2021
[Editor’s Note: This blog post comes to us from MCN intern Jordana Oman, who is a senior at Salisbury University, working toward a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Communications. Her career goal is to help underserved communities receive the quality resources and access to health care that they need to live a healthy life.]For more than a year, “essential” workers have continued to work.... Read More
Five on Friday: Emergency Program Assures Internet Access
By: MCN Admin, May. 14, 2021
Another week is behind us, and another weekend is in sight. Before you head out the door, take a look at the five recommended pieces that MCN staff shared with each other this week. As always, one is a Weekly Win. We hope they are valuable in your own work in health justice. Kaethe highly recommended this article: “House Committee Spars Over High Maternal Mortality in Black Women— Racism in... Read More
"Yes, You ARE Entitled to Your Grief!": Looking at a Year of Many Losses, Many K
By: Kaethe Weingarten, May. 12, 2021
[Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This blog comes from Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Director of MCN’s Witness to Witness program. Keep up to date with W2W by signing up for the W2W newsletter here.]There is no doubt that this past year has been one of grief for millions of people.  I have provided online seminars and met with small groups on the topic of grief and heard... Read More
Five on Friday: National Nurses Week 2021
By: MCN Admin, May. 7, 2021
Happy National Nurses Week! Nurses have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year. We are grateful for their ongoing contributions, their care for the most vulnerable during a terrifying time, their strength to persevere despite the dangers and uncertainties, their willingness to keep coming back to help even more people. Please, thank a nurse in your life this week! On to... Read More
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