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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday August 16, 2019
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 16, 2019
 Let’s admit it: This week was tough. Migration health continues to dominate the news cycle, with border health, public charge, and racism at the forefront. Our Five on Friday this week, composed of recommended reads from MCN staff, covers some of these concerns -- but we know there’s good news out there, too. That’s why we’ve doubled this week’s Weekly Win, bringing you two positive stories... Read More
Clinician checks blood pressure of patient
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 14, 2019
“I have a pregnant patient here legally but not a citizen who is refusing to apply for Medicaid because her attorney advised her this could jeopardize her ability to become a citizen.  She plans to pay out of pocket for her prenatal care, labs and delivery. She cannot afford all of the standard tests and will jeopardize her and her baby's health for fear of retribution from the federal... Read More
Cover of Roadmap for Delivering Child Care in Agricultural Communities
By: Katherine Kruse, Aug. 12, 2019
Recognizing the Need  Child care is the cornerstone of any thriving community. In fact, 89% of farm workers are more likely to choose a job in a location with accessible child care services. When children are safely cared for, parents can fully focus on their work.For farmworkers, child care is often extremely limited or unavailable during the hours needed.  In some areas, it is... Read More
Patient talks with clinician
By: Laszlo Madaras, Aug. 10, 2019
My patient, Alma, came to the emergency room with chest pain radiating to her left breast. She was 55 and had already had a lumpectomy for suspected breast cancer five years ago. She was worried about her heart, but her deeper fear was that her breast cancer somehow was coming back. She was trying to learn English, but the subtleties of language made the conversation with the hospital staff about... Read More
Workers spray pesticides on a crop
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 9, 2019
 Today we’re wrapping up National Health Center Week! Health centers continue to be the cornerstone of health and well-being for millions of people in the US. We are proud to work closely with community health centers around the country each and every day and we commend them for their exceptional dedication to the most underserved and hard-to-reach patients in our country. Let your health... Read More
Mother watches as son has blood pressure taken by clinician
By: Jessica Candela, Aug. 8, 2019
“America’s Health Centers: Rooted in Communities.” The theme of this year’s National Health Center Week aptly recognizes and celebrates the ways in which health centers are connected to the communities they serve.“I know that when I work with a health center I am in the beating heart of that community. The staff’s dedication to service and devotion to patients is evident every day,” said Deliana... Read More
Nelly Salgado works with Robert Corona, Nestor Reyes, and Roxana Pineda
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 7, 2019
[Nelly Salgado de Snyder works with MCN's Robert Corona, Nestor Reyes, and Roxana Pineda.][Editor’s note: Migrant Clinicians Network welcomes Nelly Salgado de Snyder, MA, DSW. This year, Salgado de Snyder has joined forces with Migrant Clinicians Network for several collaborations and projects as she spends a sabbatical year with us in Austin, Texas.][Editor’s note: Migrant Clinicians Network... Read More
Farmworkers work in the heat of the day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 6, 2019
July may be the hottest month ever recorded on the planet. The signature of the climate crisis is increased heat, particularly heat waves that are more frequent and longer in duration. Extreme heat like this year’s early-summer heat waves across the US and current record-breaking heat in Alaska endanger the health of farmworkers, who likely underreport their illnesses in an effort to keep their... Read More
People standing together on hillside
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 5, 2019
[ Photo by Karl Hoffmann]  We at Migrant Clinicians Network are devastated by the recent shootings in California last week, and Texas and Ohio this past weekend. These horrific and tragic events have affected our staff, family, friends, colleagues, and countless individuals from communities across the US and internationally.Gun violence is a public health crisis in the US. Health care... Read More
Five on Friday: Migration and the Climate Crisis
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 2, 2019
 This month, we celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month. MCN’s work at the Ventanilla de Salud in Austin includes weekly health fairs, many of which feature free vaccinations for Austin’s large Latino community. Make sure to watch for updates by following Ventanilla de Salud, Austin on Facebook and Twitter. For clinicians outside of the Austin area: the CDC’s campaign for the month... Read More
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