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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

People waiting in line at detention center
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 6, 2019
Rosa* is a young child with cerebral palsy. Like thousands of other children, she had crossed with her family into the US seeking asylum, and was brought to a detention facility. At the detention facility, Rosa began exhibiting signs of psychosis. Her parents were highly concerned with the changes in her behavior.Luckily, the pro-bono attorney for Rosa’s parents was aware of MCN’s Medical Review... Read More
Migrant Clinicians Network logo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 4, 2019
Since 1984, Migrant Clinicians Network has worked tirelessly to build practical solutions at the intersection of vulnerability, migration, and health -- and we’re ready for the next 35 years. To commemorate our anniversary year and celebrate the important work to come, we have updated our mission and vision. Read our newly updated mission and vision on our page, “Our Story.”  At the... Read More
Five on Friday November 1, 2019
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 1, 2019
 Happy November! The kids are nursing their sugar hangovers; the stores are trying to convince you it’s almost December 25th. Take a few minutes to recuperate from one holiday before diving into the next. Here’s one way to take a break: read these five health justice-related articles that you may have missed, recommended by MCN’s staff.   Claire and Kate both shared articles... Read More
Voces Fuertes Chorus 2018
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 30, 2019
[2018 Voces Fuertes performance]One year ago this week, the powerful voices and instruments of Berkeley area youth resonated in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, all for a good cause: Migrant Clinicians Network. The benefit concert was organized by Voces Fuertes, a then-newly formed group of young Berkeley-area musicians looking to make an impact on social justice issues... Read More
Five on Friday: October 25, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 25, 2019
 Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Google has a cool map that will show you the nearest prescription drop off point based on your zip code. Good for people and the environment! (Thanks, Giovanni, for letting us know!) As you head into your weekend, take a few minutes to read a selection of articles from MCN staff that you may have missed:   Amy shared... Read More
MCN Staff at a networking event at the MCN Puerto Rico office
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 23, 2019
[Verónica Torres González, Deliana Garcia, Gayle Thomas, Alma Galván, Karen Mountain, José Rodríguez, Marysel Pagán Santana, and Amy K. Liebman in MCN's Puerto Rico office][Editor’s Note: Utilizing a participatory community mobilization approach, MCN’s new collaboration with the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust focuses on emergency preparedness in order to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable... Read More
Marysel Pagán Santana presents at the East Coast Stream Forum
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Oct. 22, 2019
[Marysel speaks with collegues at a plenary session of the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum.]By Marysel Pagán Santana, MCN Program Manager in Puerto RicoDisasters fueled by the climate crisis are destabilizing communities all around the United States -- and climate migration is on the rise. Here in Puerto Rico, we have yet to recover from 2017’s Hurricane Maria. At this year’s East Coast Migrant... Read More
MCN's Dr. Laszlo Madaras with Mary Englerth, PA
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 22, 2019
[MCN's Dr. Laszlo Madaras with Mary Englerth, PA]After over three decades of service of farmworkers in rural Pennsylvania, Mary Englerth, PA, is retiring.  “Hermana Mary,” as many know her in the farmworker camps, is a Maryknoll Missioner and, until very recently, the long-time Pennsylvania State Director of the Migrant Health Program at Keystone Health. In that role, Mary has worked... Read More
Five on Friday October 18, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 18, 2019
 October is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In detention, many women are not getting the health care treatment they need. That includes mental health services. In a recent Huffington Post article on the Karnes detention facility, the director of family detention services from RAICES says, “We’ve heard so many women talk to us about wanting to kill themselves. It’s only a matter of time... Read More
Dancers performing at the BHW 19 event
By: Luis Retta, Oct. 17, 2019
By Luis Edwardo Retta, Health Network AssociateOctober is a month for health awareness and the Ventanilla de Salud likes to begin the month with it its annual Binational Health Week Kickoff, which took place earlier this month. The Binational Health Week is a grand collaboration between many incredible organizations hosted by Migrant Clinicians Network, the Mexican Consulate of Austin and the... Read More
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