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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
Five on Friday August 16, 2019
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 16, 2019
 Let’s admit it: This week was tough. Migration health continues to dominate the news cycle, with border health, public charge, and racism at the forefront. Our Five on Friday this week, composed of recommended reads from MCN staff, covers some of these concerns -- but we know there’s good news out there, too. That’s why we’ve doubled this week’s Weekly Win, bringing you two positive stories... Read More
Clinician checks blood pressure of patient
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 14, 2019
“I have a pregnant patient here legally but not a citizen who is refusing to apply for Medicaid because her attorney advised her this could jeopardize her ability to become a citizen.  She plans to pay out of pocket for her prenatal care, labs and delivery. She cannot afford all of the standard tests and will jeopardize her and her baby's health for fear of retribution from the federal... Read More
Cover of Roadmap for Delivering Child Care in Agricultural Communities
By: Katherine Kruse, Aug. 12, 2019
Recognizing the Need  Child care is the cornerstone of any thriving community. In fact, 89% of farm workers are more likely to choose a job in a location with accessible child care services. When children are safely cared for, parents can fully focus on their work.For farmworkers, child care is often extremely limited or unavailable during the hours needed.  In some areas, it is... Read More
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