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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Unhoused and Undersupported in Post-Camp Fire Chico, California
By: Ashley-Michelle..., Jul. 27, 2020
By Ashley-Michelle Papon, Project Coordinator, Development and Outreach, Migrant Clinicians Network[Editor’s Note: This blog post comes from Ashley-Michelle Papon, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Program Coordinator in our Chico, California office. Papon provides a snapshot of life in Chico, where the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic is amplified by the pre-existing trauma from the 2018 Camp Fire,... Read More
Five on Friday: The Hidden Toll of COVID-19
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 24, 2020
Welcome back to Five on Friday, your weekly rundown of news and resources on migrant health and beyond, chosen by Migrant Clinicians Network staff. COVID-19 once again dominated the news cycle and our own inboxes, and we share some of the pieces we hope you’ll find useful and informative. Have a great weekend – stay safe!  Kaethe offered up this Spanish-language picture book for... Read More
Supporting Clinicians During Their Most Challenging Moments: Witness to Witness,
By: Laszlo Madaras, Jul. 23, 2020
By Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH[Editor’s Note: Witness to Witness is celebrating its two-year anniversary this week. Migrant Clinicians Network’s Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, reflects on how W2W has supported his work as a clinician on the frontlines. Learn more about W2W at www.migrantclinician.org/witness-to-witness.]TS Eliot once wrote that April is the cruelest month, but I... Read More
Call to Action: Protect Maryland Farmworkers from COVID-19
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 22, 2020
This week, Migrant Clinicians Network joined 108 organizations in asking Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to enact emergency orders to protect farmworkers and poultry and seafood workers from COVID-19. Presently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines are voluntary recommendations – not mandatory regulations – that have left workers, critical to our food supply, without... Read More
Five on Friday: The Racial Inequity of the Coronavirus
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 16, 2020
Friday is here again! We had another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network. Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Amy shared the disturbing report from ProPublica: “Agonizing Lag in Coronavirus Research Puts Pregnant Women and Babies at Risk.”Amy also shared a report on new research: “... Read More
Community Mobilization as a Model for Preparedness with Equity
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jul. 15, 2020
Written by Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS, MCN’s Program Manager in Puerto RicoFor years, climate experts have warned of the implications of the climate crisis and how it will affect seasonal weather events across the globe. We have seen evidence of this since the first IPCC report in 1992, and now we are living through it. Reports warned that extreme weather events would be more common,... Read More
Monterey County Medical-Legal Partnership
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 13, 2020
In mid-March, as California’s abrupt COVID-19 shutdown pushed millions to shelter in place, a group of farmworker advocates began to discuss the vulnerabilities of local farmworkers, who were working in the fields as “essential workers” despite the health dangers from the pandemic. The group included academic, legal, and health experts: Pedro Moreno, MD, is a physician for the Alisal Health... Read More
Five on Friday: The Growing Dangers of Pesticides and Heat
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 10, 2020
It’s hot out there! It’s important to stay safe when outside, particularly for workers who may toil for many hours during the hottest hours of the day. Here’s a special heat-related Five on Friday. Stay cool!  Amy recommends “Farmworkers at Risk: The Growing Dangers of Pesticide and Heat,” a report published late last year in English and Spanish.Claire found this article sobering: “... Read More
Five on Friday: Community Health Centers Needed to Stop Pandemic
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 2, 2020
It’s Fourth of July weekend! Please stay safe, wear your mask, and maintain physical distance -- and, if you have a few spare minutes, read these recommendations, from MCN staff: Alma in Massachusetts shared the New York Times opinion piece, “Now Is a Time to Learn From Hispanic Americans,” about the “Hispanic Paradox”: Despite poverty and discrimination, Hispanic Americans live... Read More
Tu voz importa / Your Voice Matters: New MCN Project Elevates Lives of Migrant F
By: Ashley-Michelle..., Jul. 1, 2020
      By Ashley-Michelle Papon, Project Coordinator, Migrant Clinicians NetworkAs Bob Dylan once crooned, the times, they are a-changin’. With news events like the disproportionate death toll of COVID-19 in Indigenous, Black, and Latino communities, the ever-increasing necessity of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the DREAM Act,... Read More
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