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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Monique Vasquez
By: Monique Vasquez, Apr. 4, 2018
 [Editor’s Note: Congratulations, Monique, Health Network Intern, from UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work! Her poster presentation on Health Network was accepted at the Latino Social Workers Organization Conference. Here, she reflects on the conference and her work as an intern and social worker.][Editor’s Note: Congratulations, Monique, Health Network Intern, from UT Austin Steve... Read More
tablet with project echo logo
By: Martha Alvarado, Apr. 3, 2018
 MCN’s ECHO Diabetes series drew attention from health centers throughout the United States, with participation from twenty-two community health workers who represented ten health centers and programs from east to west. These included Community Health Partnership of Illinois, Hospital General Castañer in Puerto Rico, Clínica Msr. Oscar A. Romero and Clínica Comunitaria de Vista, both in... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 29, 2018
 Farmworkers face substantial health risks at their jobs, including exposure to pesticides.  At Migrant Clinicians Network, we have spent decades fighting for a stronger Worker Protection Standard, and in 2015, a revised WPS laid out significant increases in protections -- an important win for farmworker health, although the revised WPS lacked important provisions like medical... Read More
Farm worker in field with search box and text: migrants are
By: Laszlo Madaras, Mar. 24, 2018
 Type “Migrants are...” in your search bar and and you’ll see what your browsing history guesses you believe. “Migrants are scum, migrants are invaders, migrants are ruining Europe,” pop up on one browser, whereas, when I’m signed in, Google -- which knows me a little better -- says “migrants are our neighbors” and “migrants are here to stay” -- perhaps not any less controversial, but a bit... Read More
MCN Five on Friday - Spring flower blossoms
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 23, 2018
 Spring has sprung! The first day of spring -- earlier this week on March 20th --  is also celebrated as National Ag Day. Right now in California, lettuces and asparagus are ready to be picked, while across the Upper Midwest and East, many fields will again get tucked under snow this weekend. Tens of thousands of migrant workers toil on our nation’s fields, moving as the fields respond... Read More
Tablet with Project ECHO logo on screen
By: Alyssa Finley, Mar. 21, 2018
 In the fifth session of our Project ECHO on diabetes, MCN facilitated talks with experts on self-management for diabetes. This ECHO series aims to share tools and tactics, help community health workers at health centers learn about the most recent research, and make a space for networking, to support health centers in their efforts to bring down HbA1c numbers around the country. This series... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 16, 2018
 In our current political environment, it is downright impossible to keep up with the news. Here’s our weekly list of health justice-related articles and resources that perhaps you’ve missed as the news cycle wrings us out like a high-efficiency washing machine. In what ways do you keep informed, without getting overwhelmed? Let us know your strategies on our Five on Friday post on social... Read More
infographic with pie charts
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 14, 2018
 “I find that my patients are living under constant fear and stress. They express to me that they no longer feel safe or welcomed in their communities. Many families are becoming more isolated and their lives are confined to work and home. They are less likely to be engaged in their communities and this is leading to higher levels of stress and anxiety, which is exacerbating their other... Read More
MCN Five on Friday - Maria Moreno in Field
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 9, 2018
 It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week. Here are some of the articles that we bet you haven’t seen yet this week -- and we think you’ll enjoy them and maybe find them useful in your own work in health justice. Pull up a chair, grab some tea, and dive in to this week’s Five on Friday:  Meet Maria Moreno: The First Farm Worker Woman in America To Be... Read More
Puerto Rico Health Department Diabetes Team
By: Alyssa Finley, Mar. 6, 2018
Jessica, Leonardo and Cinthia. The Puerto RIco Diabetes team from PR Health Department This year, Migrant Clinicians Network’s ECHO series on diabetes has brought together dozens of health centers’ community health workers (CHWs) to share tools and tactics, learn about the most recent research, and network to bring down A1C numbers around the country. Through this series, sponsored by the... Read More
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