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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
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
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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
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