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Five on Friday: Weekly Win Edition
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 12, 2021
Every week, we bring you five pieces -- articles, resources, podcasts, research papers, videos, posters, you name it – that MCN staff members found helpful in their work, and that we hope you find helpful, too. A few years ago, we heard from a frequent reader that sometimes our Five on Friday could be a bit of a downer, so we instituted the Weekly Win, ensuring one piece a week, at least, could... Read More
Five on Friday: Clinicians' Human Rights
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 5, 2021
March is here, and spring is making a beautiful debut in many fields and farms around the country – while holding back in other parts.  As you head toward the weekend, whether into inches of snow or into high pollen counts, we invite you to read five articles that MCN staff shared this week, including a double dose of our weekly win. Claire shared the podcast “Talk to Mami and Papi,”... Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine for Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrants: Building Trust on the Fro
By: MCN Administration, Mar. 4, 2021
Last month, experts in migrant health gathered as panelists on MCN’s webinar, COVID-19 Vaccines: A National Learning Session from the Frontlines of Refugee, Migrant, and Immigrant Health. Sharing challenges and best practices from their frontline experiences, the panelists discussed how to improve refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities’ access to COVID-19 vaccines through building... Read More
Five on Friday: Climate Migration Keeps Growing
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 26, 2021
Friday has arrived! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice, chosen by MCN staff members, that we hope you can use. Alma (in Massachusetts, one of two amazing Almas at MCN) shared, “Climate Migration Keeps Growing — But Doesn't Look As You Might Expect.”Kaethe recommended this clear short video by grad students on how the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work, with an... Read More
Q&A: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Expands Opportunities to Prevent Death & Severe D
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 25, 2021
Within the coming days or weeks, the FDA is expected to give emergency use authorization for the manufacture and sale of Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. The new vaccine is largely considered a game changer for harder-to-reach populations. Unlike the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, J&J vaccine is not using mRNA, but instead utilizes a “viral vectored” approach, wherein... Read More
Reprint Q&A: What PCPs Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 24, 2021
[Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Chief Medical Officer, is one of the co-authors. Here, we reprint the article with permission from Healio and present it for the first time translated into Spanish. Read the original article on]By Raghavendra Tirupathi, MD, FACP; Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, FAAFP; Ali... Read More
Five on Friday: Removing Barriers to Vaccination
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 19, 2021
Many of our staff in Texas have been offline due to the storm, but MCN staff still had plenty to share – just mostly from staff members who don’t live in Texas. Lots of love and warmth to all of those struggling from this devastating storm. For those with the time and the internet access, here are five pieces we'd like to share with you: Kaethe shared the Urban Institute’s blog post, “Urban... Read More
Health Department and Vaccine Clinic Considerations to Reach Migrant and Immigra
By: MCN Administration, Feb. 18, 2021
 As hope remains that the availability of vaccines will grow, health departments and vaccine clinics must prepare to better serve hard-to-reach populations such as persons in the refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities, a large proportion of which have been deemed essential workers throughout the pandemic. Challenges, including language, transportation, fear of due to immigration... Read More
Five on Friday: Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 12, 2021
Friday is here again! MCN staff is hard at work to address health inequities among migrant, immigrant, and underserved populations. To that end, we share articles of interest among ourselves, and engage in conversation on the latest research and news. Here are a few pieces that we shared this week, that we wanted to offer to you as well.  Kaethe was one of several folks who shared parts... Read More
Medical Review for Immigrants Connects Physicians and Pro Bono Attorneys to Help
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 9, 2021
[Editor’s note: At the end of 2020, MCN intern Jenieve Chapa interviewed some of the key figures in Migrant Clinicians Network’s Medical Review for Immigrants (MRI) program. Learn more about MRI here. Help these lawyers and clinicians connect immigrants to health care when they urgently need it, by supporting MRI through a donation to MCN here.]On multiple visits to the Port Isabel Detention... Read More
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