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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Dr. Laszlo Madaras at the Austro-Hungarian border.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 27, 2019
Dr. Laszlo Madaras at the Austro-Hungarian border while traveling in 2019.Fifty years ago, after a year living as refugees, the family of Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, finally arrived in Bangor, Maine from Hungary. Dr. Madaras, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Chief Medical Officer, was seven years old at the time. His first memories of America are tangled up in an American tradition: “We were jetlagged.... Read More
Five on Friday: November 22, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 22, 2019
 We’re wrapping up National Rural Health Week. Our clinician network is spread out across the United States and beyond -- including along some very sparsely populated areas in the countryside. Even among rural areas with thousands of residents, health care services may be fully absent. Rural hospital closures and a dearth of clinicians jeopardize the health of rural residents, both permanent... Read More
CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 21, 2019
CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.[Editor’s Note: Did your issue of Streamline arrive in your mailbox recently? If you aren’t a subscriber, you can get the quarterly in-print journal free of charge by emailing your snail-mail address to You can also read our back issues on our Streamline webpage. To celebrate the release of the... Read More
Five on Friday November 15, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 15, 2019
 We made it to Friday after another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are this week’s five articles on health topics of interest that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members.   Alma in Massachusetts shared an NPR segment entitled, “Mental Health of Migrants,” which interviews a mental health professional on the ruling of a federal judge this... Read More
Women raise their hands as part of a presentation at the Women's Conference
By: Jessica Calderón, Nov. 14, 2019
 This weekend, 126 Austin-area Latinas gathered for the annual Women’s Conference, hosted by the Mexican Consulate in Austin and Migrant Clinicians Network.  With the late autumn Texan sun streaming through the Mexican Consulate’s windows, participants listened to three keynote speakers, and visited the 18 vendors that provided services and resources for women to improve their health... Read More
Five on Friday: November 8, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 8, 2019
 Today is the one-year anniversary of the devastating Camp Fire. Many former residents of the mountain communities near Paradise, California are still displaced and trying to figure out next steps — you can read about them in “The Camp Fire’s Forgotten Communities,” shared by Jess this week. Claire found new research, also from local university California State University, Chico, that mapped... Read More
A photo of Molly Jolliff
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 7, 2019
By Molly JolliffOne year ago, on November 8th, 2018, my priority at the start of my workday was to pick up flowers for my organization’s five-year anniversary celebration. However, within moments of stepping outside of my Chico, California home, both the smell of smoke and the color of the sky indicated to me that my priorities would need to abruptly change. Now, it’s almost a year later, and I... Read More
People waiting in line at detention center
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 6, 2019
Rosa* is a young child with cerebral palsy. Like thousands of other children, she had crossed with her family into the US seeking asylum, and was brought to a detention facility. At the detention facility, Rosa began exhibiting signs of psychosis. Her parents were highly concerned with the changes in her behavior.Luckily, the pro-bono attorney for Rosa’s parents was aware of MCN’s Medical Review... Read More
Migrant Clinicians Network logo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 4, 2019
Since 1984, Migrant Clinicians Network has worked tirelessly to build practical solutions at the intersection of vulnerability, migration, and health -- and we’re ready for the next 35 years. To commemorate our anniversary year and celebrate the important work to come, we have updated our mission and vision. Read our newly updated mission and vision on our page, “Our Story.”  At the... Read More
Five on Friday November 1, 2019
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 1, 2019
 Happy November! The kids are nursing their sugar hangovers; the stores are trying to convince you it’s almost December 25th. Take a few minutes to recuperate from one holiday before diving into the next. Here’s one way to take a break: read these five health justice-related articles that you may have missed, recommended by MCN’s staff.   Claire and Kate both shared articles... Read More
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