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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday: Crisis in Clinics on the Border
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 26, 2019
 Friday is once again luring us into the weekend! Before you head out the door, here are a few reads recommended by MCN staff.   Ed recommended that we take the Global Tuberculosis Institute’s survey to help the institute learn about the content and format primary care providers are interested in for LTBI materials.  Alma shared NPR’s piece, “At The US-Mexico Border... Read More
Example of bandana drawing featuring woman holding out her hand
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 25, 2019
 Last Tuesday, Roxana Pineda, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Ventanilla de Salud Coordinator, set out crisp white bandanas and an assortment of fabric markers, around a long table. Here at the Mexican Consulate in Austin, where the Ventanilla de Salud links visitors with health services and resources, Pineda spends lots of time organizing health fairs that feature community partners giving... Read More
Spring Streamline: Motivational Interviewing - thumbnail
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 24, 2019
[Editor’s Note: Our spring issue of Streamline is arriving in mailboxes around the country. This issue helps clinicians uncover jobs in the ‘gig economy’ to better understand environmental and occupational health in the primary care setting; gives key strategies for helping mobile patients exit a trafficking situation; and provides new resources for clinicians to help patients affected by... Read More
The US-Mexico Border Then and Now, with Timothy Dunn
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 22, 2019
(This image is licensed under: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode) “Historically, we’re nowhere near the levels we were, at the turn of the century,” noted Timothy Dunn, Professor of Sociology at Salisbury University and noted scholar on immigration enforcement along the US-Mexico border. Dunn is referring to Border Patrol apprehensions, a topic widely covered in recent... Read More
Five on Friday: Farmers Flee Climate Change
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 19, 2019
 MCN’s offices are closed today. Although we’re taking a much-needed rest during our three-day weekend, we still keep up with the latest in health justice for the underserved. Here are a few pieces that caught our eyes this week.   Claire shared this eye-opener on how small coffee farmers are abandoning their struggling crops: “Central American Farmers Head to the US, Fleeing... Read More
Three clinicians standing together
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 18, 2019
 For the last two years, we have asked clinicians around the country if they had seen any changes in their migrant and immigrant patients’ perspectives on health access. Your responses have helped us better serve and connect health centers serving immigrants and other underserved populations. It gave clinicians a chance to voice the many stories they are hearing from their patients, and the... Read More
Five on Friday: Puerto Rico is Left Waiting
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 12, 2019
 Another very busy week here at MCN! We always find a moment or two to share pieces that we think are relevant to our work. Here are five that you might find useful as well.   Marysel shared the New York Times article, “Hunger and an ‘Abandoned’ Hospital: Puerto Rico Waits as Washington Bickers.”  Claire sent over, “How America’s Biggest Theater Chains Are Exploiting... Read More
2018 Year in Review
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 11, 2019
 Almost 100,000 technical assistance encounters; 1,764 continuing education hours; a fifty percent increase in usage of Health Network by community health centers: In 2018, Migrant Clinicians Network made significant strides in our efforts to secure health justice for the mobile poor.Last month, we released our Year in Review, which covers some of our accomplishments via facts and figures.... Read More
Training of Trainers attendees pose for photo with their certificates.
By: Sofia Carrasco, Apr. 9, 2019
 Every day, millions of workers face potentially life-threatening risks from hazards such as chemicals, machinery, ladders, and temperature extremes.  For immigrant workers, challenges including language and cultural differences and immigration status further their vulnerability and increase their risk of on-the-job injuries and even death.  In fact, foreign-born workers are more... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Apr. 5, 2019
 As we roll into the weekend, we’d like to offer up some of the interesting news pieces that arrived in our inboxes this week. What did you see this week? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.   Marysel sent the announcement of a new Puerto Rico Public Health Trust: “Unen esfuerzos para adelantar temas de salud pública.”  Karen forwarded, “'We’ve never seen anything... Read More
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