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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Child getting vaccinated
By: Laszlo Madaras, Jan. 30, 2019
By Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPHAs many of us in health centers and hospitals around the country can attest, we are in the midst of the flu season.  Seasonal flu activity typically occurs between October and May, although flu viruses are around all year. Usually, the flu season peaks between December and February.This year so far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have already... Read More
Training of Trainers-Rebirth-attendees
By: Sofia Carrasco, Jan. 29, 2019
 Over the weekend, MCN continued their project “Filling the Gap in Worker Training: Capacity Building for Occupational Safety and Health” by holding a Training of Trainers workshop for Rebirth, Inc in Salisbury, Maryland, which is home to MCN’s Eastern Region Office.Rebirth Inc, led by Director Habacuc Petion, focuses on the needs of the Haitian community who are both migrant and permanent... Read More
FonF Migrant Health is Public Health
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 25, 2019
  Friday has arrived! MCN staff had lots to share this week regarding the health of the vulnerable populations that we seek to help, including coal workers, trafficked women, and refugees.   Amy shared the Frontline special on sharp rise of deadly advanced black lung disease among miners in Appalacia: “Coal’s Deadly Dust.”  Karen recommended a TIME piece focused... Read More
Sun setting
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 24, 2019
 Do clinicians have a role in addressing climate change? This week’s New England Journal of Medicine features an explosive perspective piece calling on clinicians to lead the fight. In “Climate Change -- A Health Emergency,” Caren G. Soloman, MD, MPH and Regina C. LaRocque, MD, MPH, declare that “as physicians, we have a special responsibility to safeguard health and alleviate suffering.... Read More
FonF EPA reverses rollback
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 18, 2019
  Friday has arrived! We are ready for the weekend, but before we go, here’s our weekly rundown of articles and announcements about health justice, recommended by our MCN staff.   Amy shared some much-needed positive news out of Washington, DC: “EPA backs down from plan that could have allowed youth farmworkers to handle pesticides.”  Jillian forwarded on the... Read More
Streamline Winter 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 16, 2019
 [Editor’s Note: The new issue of Streamline is arriving in mailboxes around the country. This issue features an article about PRAPARE, as is discussed here, in addition to articles on mobile Mexican workers and TB; obesity among agricultural worker children; and community mobilization for disaster preparation in Puerto Rico. Read the entire issue here.]It’s been two months since the Camp... Read More
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 11, 2019
  Happy Friday! We’re ready to float into a quiet winter weekend. How about you? Before you do, why not catch up on a few recommended articles and resources about health justice from MCN staff?   Jillian shared the January 18th webinar, “Climate Information: A New Resource for the Health Community,” hosted by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.  ... Read More
Ed Zuroweste treats elderly woman
By: Edward Zuroweste, Jan. 9, 2019
 Today, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Ed Zuroweste, MD, Co-Chief Medical Officer, published an op-ed in STAT News detailing the rise of climate migrants -- those who are moving because climate change has pushed their already-poor circumstances to the point of unlivable. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California, the dry corridor of Central America -- across the Western Hemisphere,... Read More
care and respect is part of the American character
By: Laszlo Madaras, Jan. 8, 2019
 [Editor’s Note: Two years ago this week, we welcomed Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, SFHM to Migrant Clinicians Network as Co-Chief Medical Officer. As a family doctor who speaks half a dozen languages with his patients, and as an immigrant himself, Dr. Madaras embodies the selfless and dedicated clinician, providing far more than just health care to his patients. Here, he writes a reflection on... Read More
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 4, 2019
  Happy New Year! May 2019 bring health and happiness -- and justice. We’re working hard to bring health justice to the mobile poor in the new year, and we’re grateful for all of your support as we forge ahead. Here are the top five recommendations from MCN staff for this week. What did you read that you’d like to share? Email and let us know. ... Read More
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