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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
FonF end of the year
By: MCN Admin, Dec. 28, 2018
  We’ve made it: It’s the last Five on Friday of the year! We asked MCN staff to offer up their favorite health justice and migrant health resources this year -- and the results flooded in. So, before you head out into the confetti and bubbly to celebrate the New Year, pause to read a few gems from 2018. (Let us know your favorite gems: email ... Read More
fonf adequate care at the border
By: MCN Admin, Dec. 21, 2018
  While many friends and colleagues in the field are preparing to take time off, we still found plenty of health justice news to talk about this week. What health justice stories and resources did you discover? What can you use in the new year? Here are a few pieces you may have missed, recommended by MCN staff.   Ed, Co-Chief Medical Officer, shared a colleague’s... Read More
blueberry harvest
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 19, 2018
[photo by Earl Dotter]Today, the New England Journal of Medicine published “Structural Differential -- A 32-Year-Old Man with Persistent Wrist Pain,” the first in a series of case studies in social medicine that the prestigious journal is offering in the coming months. The article focuses on a mobile agricultural worker whose swollen wrist was a result of a poorly designed blueberry rake. Written... Read More
Child at border
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 18, 2018
 [Editor’s Note: Today is International Migrants Day. We have a responsibility to those asking for asylum at our borders to provide timely and fair processing, and to assure basic human rights while they await their turn. MCN’s Medical Review for Immigrants helps those in detention with urgent health needs get their medical records reviewed and into emergency care if needed. Support MCN’s... Read More
FonF human rights week
By: MCN Admin, Dec. 13, 2018
  “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.” -- Article 25, UN Declaration of Human RightsThis week is Human Rights Week, which commemorates the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which turned 70 years old on Monday. Almost three... Read More
East Coast Office in Puerto Rico
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 11, 2018
[MCN's Alma Galván, Amy Liebman, and Marysel Pagán Santana met with Acadamia de Directores Médicos de Puerto Rico] “[I learned] the importance of including the needs of the community [in the center's emergency management plan] and the importance of helping the community to build their own [emergency management plan]."-Participant in Mobilizing Communities in Puerto Rico to Meet the Needs of... Read More
public charge affect public health
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 10, 2018
 [photo by Earl Dotter] Today is the final day for public comments on the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to public charge. Despite the proposal not yet being into effect, the consequences are already being felt.“Our health centers are telling us that some people are dropping their insurance,” explained Robert Moore, MD, MPH, MBA, the Chief Medical Officer of the Partnership... Read More
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