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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Woman stands with her baby and daughter
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 17, 2019
“A Guatemalan father and daughter were being held by kidnappers in Ciudad Juarez at the time of their US hearings in early July but were ordered deported because they didn’t show up to court.” - ReutersMigrant Clinicians Network strongly denounces the Trump Administration’s highly controversial and unethical policy to force asylum seekers fleeing violence to ask for asylum in another country... Read More
Five on Friday September 13, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 13, 2019
 Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought might be helpful to you, chosen by MCN staff members.   Karen shared the announcement of the next National Advisory Council on Migrant Health meeting in November. Read more on the council and access the agenda here.  ... Read More
CBP officer lets detainees out of holding area.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 10, 2019
 Who is responsible for the health and wellbeing of refugee-seeking families in detention at the US-Mexico border? At least three children have died of influenza while in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, yet the CBP has declined to provide influenza vaccines. Meanwhile, in the past month, the Trump Administration has suspended of the Flores Settlement, paving the way for much... Read More
Five on Friday September 6, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 6, 2019
 It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week, especially considering how migrant health is in the news every day. Here are some of the articles that maybe you missed this week -- and we think you’ll find them useful in your own work in health, migrant, or climate justice. Pull up a chair, grab some tea, and dive in to this week’s Five on Friday:   ... Read More
Five on Friday August 30, 2019
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 29, 2019
 Labor Day Weekend caps off National Labor Rights Week, which coincided this year with the anniversary of UFW’s march on the Texas Capitol.  Thank you to the migrant laborers across the country -- farmworkers, custodians, construction workers -- who are often overlooked during our Labor Day festivities but make up an essential part of our economy and our culture. Here are a few articles... Read More
Woman sits on Mexican side of the border
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 28, 2019
(This image is licensed under: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode)[Editor’s Note: Here in the US, most of our news related to Central American migrants has been centered on those who have been detained by ICE and/or are in detention along the US-Mexico border. However, little is known in the US about the actions of the Mexican government that impact the well-being of migrants... Read More
In the Field: Training CHW Parents to Protect Kids from Environmental Exposures
By: Katherine Kruse, Aug. 26, 2019
[MCN's Kate Kruse trains CHW parents on environmental exposure.]When Gloria came to work in the United States, lead poisoning was a hazard she had never even heard of, much less encountered in her day-to-day life. Known as the “invisible villain,” lead is a hard metal that can cause stunted development, learning disabilities, and seizures in children who are exposed to high levels of the... Read More
Five on Friday August 23, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 23, 2019
 It’s back to school time! School can be intimidating, especially for refugees starting at a new school in the US. Many refugee children have come unaccompanied to the US, fleeing violence and instability, and have been settled with family members or foster parents while they await their court date. You can see how many children have been settled in each county across the country in this map... Read More
Photo provided by CBP to reporter on tour of detention center
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 22, 2019
[Photo provided by Custom and Border Protection to reporter on tour of detention facility in McAllen, Texas.]Migrant Clinicians Network stands firmly against the Trump Administration’s shocking decision to dissolve the Flores Settlement, paving the way to detain children for indefinite periods of time.“It is never appropriate to detain children,” said Karen Mountain, MBA, MSN, RN, Chief Executive... Read More
Ed Zuroweste giving a baby a check up
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 21, 2019
  [Editor’s Note: Happy Anniversary, Migrant Clinicians Network! We continue to celebrate our 35th anniversary with profiles of MCN’s founding members. Here, we chronicle the career of Dr. Ed Zuroweste. Make sure to read last month’s profile of Karen Mountain, MBA, MSN, RN, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Chief Executive Officer.]“I had no idea I was going to care for farmworkers,”... Read More
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