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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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By: Eva Galvez, May. 10, 2018
 [Editor’s Note: This blog post comes from MCN Board Member Eva Galvez, MD, a family physician at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, a Community Health Center based in Hillsboro, Oregon.] Earlier this week, I saw a patient for her prenatal visit. She is now in her 20th week of pregnancy. Her husband was deported during her tenth week of pregnancy and her seven-year-old son has been... Read More
By: Leslie Diaz, May. 9, 2018
 [Editor’s Note: Ventanilla de Salud (VDS) is a program designed to help Mexican nationals living in the US find and access health care services at 55 consulates throughout the United States. MCN’s Leslie Diaz, MSW, is a Health Network Associate based at the Austin Consulate. Here, she reports back from a recent VDS conference. Read more about our partnership with Ventanilla de Salud here.]... Read More
MCN Five on Friday Mental Health Awareness Month
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 4, 2018
 May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Clinicians have reported to us a concerning uptick in fear and anxiety among their mobile and immigrant patients in the last two years. These mental health concerns not only disrupt their daily lives, but they drive patients to avoid seeking care when they need it. Immigrants with legal status in the US are not immune. Of particular concern are mobile... Read More
Outside of Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero Community Health Center
By: Martha Alvarado, May. 2, 2018
 [Editor’s note: MCN’s Diabetes Project ECHO brought together clinicians from over a dozen health centers with diabetes experts from around the country to best strategize how to bring A1c numbers down. Here, MCN’s Martha Alvarado interviews a participant on her experience. Read Martha’s previous interview here.] In the heart of one of the biggest cities in the country, Clínica Monseñor... Read More
MCN Five on Friday Worker's Memorial Day
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 27, 2018
 Tomorrow is Workers’ Memorial Day, during which we honor those who have lost their lives while on the job, by striving to make workplaces safer.  Unfortunately, 150 people die each day either on the job, or from occupation-related disease, according to an AFL-CIO report released yesterday. Part of our jobs as clinicians is to understand the risks and hazards that are associated with... Read More
People getting water from pipe along dirt road
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 25, 2018
Photo: Corporación de Servicios Médicos (CSM)Spanish translation hereBy Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MATired. Sad. Strong. These were just a few words that came to mind as I looked at my friend and colleague, Dr. Jose Rodriguez, as he welcomed me to Puerto Rico. I’ve been working for over a decade with Dr. Rodriguez, the medical director for the community health center, Hospital General Castañer,... Read More
MCN Five on Friday - Earth Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 20, 2018
 What are you doing for Earth Day? Planetary health and mobile population health go hand-in-hand. “Climate refugees” are on the rise; and of course climate destabilization affects vulnerable populations the most. Mobile agricultural workers, in rural areas, with poor quality housing, working out-of-doors, and with little access to health care, are highly vulnerable to a significant weather... Read More
Patricia M. Juarez-Carillo receiving award
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 17, 2018
Left to right: Adenike Bitto, Patricia M. Juárez-Carrillo, and Elaine Auld Migrant Clinicians Network’s Seguridad en las lecherías project has once again been honored, this time for a journal article on the Seguridad dairy worker safety and health trainings, entitled “Applying Learning Theory to Safety and Health Training for Hispanic Immigrant Dairy Workers.” Last week, Patricia M. Juárez-... Read More
Pages from MCN's Year in Review
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 11, 2018
 How many times a year does Migrant Clinicians Network provide expert on-site and distance technical assistance? How many mobile patients were provided with bridge case management through Health Network? What percentage of MCN training participants found the information provided useful to their work? The MCN blog has dozens of stories, case studies, and in-the-field updates to demonstrate... Read More
MCN Five on Friday - Two Apples
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 6, 2018
 April 7th is World Health Day, and we’re celebrating by doubling down on our Five on Friday recommendations -- with two reading recommendations from each staff member!  Despite the dizzying speed of the news cycle in these troubling times,  we recognize that an informed and motivated clinical network can make lasting change. Help us stay informed as well -- send us your reading... Read More
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