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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Three clinicians standing together
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 18, 2019
 For the last two years, we have asked clinicians around the country if they had seen any changes in their migrant and immigrant patients’ perspectives on health access. Your responses have helped us better serve and connect health centers serving immigrants and other underserved populations. It gave clinicians a chance to voice the many stories they are hearing from their patients, and the... Read More
Five on Friday: Puerto Rico is Left Waiting
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 12, 2019
 Another very busy week here at MCN! We always find a moment or two to share pieces that we think are relevant to our work. Here are five that you might find useful as well.   Marysel shared the New York Times article, “Hunger and an ‘Abandoned’ Hospital: Puerto Rico Waits as Washington Bickers.”  Claire sent over, “How America’s Biggest Theater Chains Are Exploiting... Read More
2018 Year in Review
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 11, 2019
 Almost 100,000 technical assistance encounters; 1,764 continuing education hours; a fifty percent increase in usage of Health Network by community health centers: In 2018, Migrant Clinicians Network made significant strides in our efforts to secure health justice for the mobile poor.Last month, we released our Year in Review, which covers some of our accomplishments via facts and figures.... Read More
Training of Trainers attendees pose for photo with their certificates.
By: Sofia Carrasco, Apr. 9, 2019
 Every day, millions of workers face potentially life-threatening risks from hazards such as chemicals, machinery, ladders, and temperature extremes.  For immigrant workers, challenges including language and cultural differences and immigration status further their vulnerability and increase their risk of on-the-job injuries and even death.  In fact, foreign-born workers are more... Read More
FonF Refugees Seek Asylum Thumbnail
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 5, 2019
 As we roll into the weekend, we’d like to offer up some of the interesting news pieces that arrived in our inboxes this week. What did you see this week? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.   Marysel sent the announcement of a new Puerto Rico Public Health Trust: “Unen esfuerzos para adelantar temas de salud pública.”  Karen forwarded, “'We’ve never seen anything... Read More
Child stares at border fence
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 4, 2019
What’s happening at the border bridges?Dr. Griffin explains that, typically, an immigrant who wishes to seek asylum approaches the center of a walking bridge that crosses the Rio Grande to the US and requests asylum when encountering US Customs and Border Patrol agents. In recent months, immigrants have not been permitted to approach the center of the bridge; they are forced to wait off the... Read More
Five on Friday: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 29, 2019
 These are the last days of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. “Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But only six of 10 adults aged 50 to 75 -- the recommended age range for routine screening -- were screened in 2015,” says a new WebMD article, which goes on to describe a new mail-in screening that appears to improve screening rates. How can at-home... Read More
Farmworker sprays pesticide on field
By: Sofia Carrasco, Mar. 28, 2019
By Sofia Carrasco Earlier today, Senator Tom Udall introduced legislation that would ban chlorpyrifos across the nation. The bill, entitled Protect Children, Families and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act, comes on the two-year anniversary of the EPA’s decision not to ban the neurotoxic pesticide, despite evidence that it poses unacceptable risks to young children.“Chlorpyrifos has... Read More
End TB Logo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 25, 2019
[ Graphic from the WHO that illustrates the need for TB treatment globally. ][Editor’s Note: Yesterday, March 24th, was World TB Day. Migrant Clinicians Network has worked hard for many decades to reduce the barriers that people have to accessing and completing treatment for TB, even while on the move. Learn more about Health Network here.]Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of... Read More
Pregnant woman stand in front of agricultural field
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 22, 2019
[Editor’s Note: Congratulations to our Health Network team and our MCN co-writers for the publication of a Health Network case study in the New England Journal of Medicine! Read ahead for more on the case and its implications.]A 39-year-old pregnant farmworker faces numerous health risks. Engaged in heavy physical labor and exposed to pesticides and heat, she may also face poor living conditions... Read More
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