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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Marysel presenting work at ASHCA
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 24, 2018
By Claire Hutkins-SedaIrma, Jeanne, Hugo. Bertha, Dean, Otto. Over the last 30 years, Puerto Rico has seen numerous devastating hurricanes, but last year’s Hurricane Maria was the most deadly, the most damaging. With more deaths than Hurricane Katrina, the record-breaking storm continues to affect the daily lives of Puerto Ricans, over a year later. The life of Marysel Pagán Santana, MS, DrPHc... Read More
PR waits for dialysis
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 18, 2018
  Breast Cancer Awareness Month ribbons the nation with pink, to remind us how breast cancer affects so many of our friends and family, and to push us to support worthy organizations working to further research, prevention efforts, and provide preventative services. Among those that may do the most in supporting women’s health among the poorest communities in the US, including through... Read More
CSM provides treatment after Maria
By: Marysel Pagan-S..., Oct. 18, 2018
(photo by CSM)By Marysel Pagán Santana, MS, DrPHc, MCN’s Puerto Rico Program Manager“The job they’ve done in Florida has been incredible.” -President Trump after Hurricane Michael,, October 15, 2018“President Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday, hailing the recovery effort as an ‘amazing job’ by first responders.” -LA Times, October 3, 2017 It feels like a recurring nightmare: a... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 15, 2018
  [Editor’s note: It’s Children’s Health Month, and last week, we celebrated Children’s Environmental Health Day. Agricultural worker children are at greater risk of environmental exposures. Learn more on our Children’s Health page.]Every day, children are accosted with a barrage of parental nags, primarily aimed at keeping children safe and healthy: look both ways; tie your shoe; don’t... Read More
Five on Friday: Health Care or Residency?
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 11, 2018
  One year ago this week, #metoo went viral. Its impact was immediate; many were for the first time talking publicly about experiencing sexual violence. Thousands of news articles and millions of social media posts later, #metoo has continued to be relevant. After Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony last month, local and national sexual abuse hotlines saw spikes in calls as women across... Read More
Voces Fuertes Poster
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 9, 2018
  Last month, 30 teenagers from around Berkeley, California, piled onto couches and squatted on shag carpeting in a rec room of a local Presbyterian church. They had been listening to Deliana Garcia, MCN’s Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, and Jillian Hopewell, MCN’s Director of Communications and Education, share real-life stories of how MCN is joining forces with... Read More
Five on Friday: Protected Status
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 4, 2018
  It’s the first week of October, which means that it’s time for MCN’s annual reminder to start thinking ahead to Halloween -- and not just to the details of your child’s Fortnite-inspired costume. It’s time to think ahead to the candy! “Snickers candy bars famously promise to satisfy. But you might find them less satiating if you knew your chocolate could be salted with the tears of... Read More
Del Garcia with Stop TB attendees
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 3, 2018
“Investment follows political will.” -Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, at the UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis“Investment follows political will.” -Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, at the UN High Level Meeting on TuberculosisMigrant Clinicians Network’s Ed Zuroweste, MD, Co-Chief Medical Officer, and Deliana Garcia, Director of International Projects and... Read More
BHW 18  volunteers
By: Luis Retta, Oct. 2, 2018
By Luis Edwardo RettaThis time of the year marks the annual Binational Health Week at the Mexican Consulate of Austin. Along with Ventanillas de Salud all over the country, the Austin Ventanilla de Salud seeks to connect health services to the local community. Migrant Clinicians Network partners with the Ventanilla de Salud to assure continuity of care and connection to health services for the... Read More
FonF: Public Charge
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 27, 2018
  Proposed new rules on public charge, the first-ever United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, Hurricane Florence recovery, and numerous other migrant health-related stories weighed down our thoughts this week. We send our gratitude to the thousands of clinicians who are on the frontlines of these issues, lending their time, expertise, and hearts to caring for some of the most... Read More
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