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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Capacity Building in Occupational Health: Ventanilla de Salud of San Bernardino,
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 28, 2020
By: Graciela Molina[Editor’s Note: In this guest blog post, Graciela Molina shares how the Ventanilla de Salud in San Bernardino partnered with Migrant Clinicians Network to support local workers. Learn more about Ventanillas de Salud and their work to support health at each of the Mexican Consulates around the US at: https://ventanilladesalud.org/. Follow the San Bernardino VdS at: https://... Read More
Heroes on the Frontline: How to Support Clinicians in Times of Crisis
By: Ashley-Michelle..., Oct. 27, 2020
By Ashley-Michelle Papon, Project Coordinator, Development and Outreach, Migrant Clinicians NetworkIn 2002, beloved children’s educator and entertainer Fred Rogers advised his followers to find comfort during times of tragedy with pearls of wisdom from his mother. “Look for the helpers,” he wrote. “You will find people who are helping.” Those words, offered to a country mired in grief and... Read More
Five on Friday: COVID-19 Among Food Processing and Agricultural Workers
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 23, 2020
We’re headed into the weekend once again, and, unsurprisingly, the staff of Migrant Clinicians Network had a lot to share, particularly around the ongoing pandemic and health justice. Here are five must-reads that MCNers shared this week.  Amy shared the Washington Post piece, “Left Without School or Day Care, Farmworkers Are Bringing Their Kids to Work.”Amy also alerted us to this... Read More
MCN’s Liebman and Dr. Madaras: Health Disparities, Barriers Increase Farmworkers
By: Noel Dufrene, Oct. 22, 2020
By Noel Dufrene, Communications Manager, Migrant Clinicians NetworkOn Tuesday, two staff members from Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) presented to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) on farmworker health in the midst of the pandemic. The day marked the first of a four-day virtual series for NACMH’s October 2020 meeting. Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, MCN’s Director of... Read More
Building Capacity in Occupational Health: Campesinos Sin Fronteras and La Ventan
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 21, 2020
By Rose Guerra, Betsabe Ruiz and Idolina Castro[Editor’s Note: As part of our celebration of Binational Health Month, we present a post from Campesinos Sin Fronteras and the Ventanilla de Salud in Yuma, Arizona. Learn more about Campesinos Sin Fronteras here. Learn about the system of Ventanillas de Salud, a project of the Mexican government to support the health of visitors to Mexican... Read More
Celebrating Binational Health Week XX Virtually
By: Roxana Pineda, Oct. 19, 2020
By L. Roxana Pineda, MPH, Coordinator of the Ventanilla de Salud at Mexican Consulate in Austin, Migrant Clinicians NetworkEarlier this month, Migrant Clinicians Network and the Ventanilla de Salud in Austin, Texas, celebrated the 20th anniversary of Binational Health Week, which has continued year after year thanks to the collaboration of the Mexican Ministry of Health, the Institute of Mexicans... Read More
Five on Friday: Who Will Receive the Vaccine First?
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 16, 2020
It’s Friday – time for our weekly rundown of recommended resources, opinions, journal articles, and more from Migrant Clinicians Network staff:  Kaethe recommended the Brown Alpert Medical School’s new app to determine the COVID-19 risk level for a given activity, available at https://mycovidrisk.app/.Alma forwarded on the new video from the International Organization for Migration’s... Read More
New Article Explores Vaccine Hesitancy Among Mexican Males Ahead of COVID-19 Vac
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 14, 2020
A health fair attendee receives an immunization at the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas. The COVID-19 vaccine may not be ready for initial distribution for many months, but health authorities have begun to prepare for it. In many communities, obstacles and aversion to immunization may increase already-existing disparities in vaccine provision. In a new article, published in the Hispanic... Read More
Wildfires and COVID-19: When Disasters Overlap, Agricultural Workers Struggle
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 13, 2020
Photo: United Farm Workers For almost two months, wildfires have suffocated the Northern California sky. A dry mid-August lightning storm ignited thousands of fires, many of which grew rapidly in the dry late summer undergrowth of forests across the state. By early October, over four million acres had burned in California alone. In some communities, the skies were grey-orange for days on end... Read More
Five on Friday: State Protections Needed for Farmworkers
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 9, 2020
It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week, particularly with the speed of the news cycle these days. 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. Pull up a chair, grab some tea, and dive into this week’s Five on Friday: Amy said, "This is... Read More
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