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Best of the MCN Blog: Most Important Stories of 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 9, 2020
Happy New Year! In 2019, Migrant Clinicians Network published 167 blog posts. Whew! With so many posts, it can be difficult to keep up! As we start a new year, many articles rise to the top, asking for another read. Here, we take a look at the top ten posts that stand out as beacons on our road to 2020.1. New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Health Network Case Study Highlighting Social... Read More
Managing Care during Emergencies: Resources for Before, During, and After an Ear
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jan. 7, 2020
[Editor’s Note: We are relieved to report that our Migrant Clinicians Network staff in Puerto Rico are safe after several devastating earthquakes. Our hearts go out to our Puerto Rico colleagues who are struggling in the aftermath and fearful of more tremors. While the situation remains tenuous, we know that our health center partners are already hard at work to support their patients and clients... Read More
Five on Friday: 1/3/20
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 3, 2020
 Happy New Year! We are revving up for 2020, and we’re so grateful to have you along the ride with us, working hard for health justice. Here are a few reads that have kept us up to date. Have a safe and healthy 2020!   Jillian shared this climate report: https://belonging.berkeley.edu/climaterefugees  Alma shared an article from EHS Advisor, entitled, “The Top... Read More
MCN logo within a heart shape
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 26, 2019
Migrant Clinicians Network makes us swoon. That’s because, as an organization, it has taken huge strides in improving the health and well-being of migrants and immigrants in its 35-year history -- and 2019 was no exception. As we count down the days to 2020, we reflect on the exceptional year Migrant Clinicians Network has had with the top five reasons we love MCN! 1. Patients who were... Read More
A woman holding her infant child
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 21, 2019
Marisa*, a 40-year-old asylum seeker from Central America, was seven months pregnant when she was detained by border patrol. While in custody, she started having difficulty breathing, lower abdomen pain, and severe leg pain. After a transfer to the hospital, she was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and given a prescription of Lovenox, an anticoagulant to prevent blood clots from forming... Read More
Five on Friday December 20, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 20, 2019
 Winter is here at last! This weekend, we finally slip out of fall and into the longest night of the year. As the cold, dark days unfold, we turn to issues of environmental and migrant health that roar on even during the shortest days of the year. We’re grateful to all of you, MCN readers and supporters, for your unceasing work to serve the health needs of migrants and other underserved... Read More
Amy Liebman, Motivated Champion of Environmental and Worker Health Justice
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 19, 2019
“I don’t know where it came from. I just have a very strong sense of justice,” declared Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health for Migrant Clinicians Network. Her work, particularly during a life-changing stint at the US-Mexico border and followed by a span of almost three decades at Migrant Clinicians Network, has advanced justice and equity in the exam room... Read More
GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 18, 2019
This month, Migrant Clinicians Network earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest and most trusted source of nonprofit data, on which donors rely to determine the efficacy of nonprofits.By publishing progress metrics, MCN enables donors and constituents to better evaluate how we use our funds to move forward on our... Read More
Deliana Garcia: Intrepid Champion for Health Justice
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 17, 2019
[Editor’s Note: Happy Anniversary, Migrant Clinicians Network! We continue to celebrate our 35th anniversary with profiles of some of MCN’s founding members. Here, we profile the life and work of Deliana Garcia, MCN’s Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues. Make sure to read previous months’ profiles of Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, MS, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Specialist in... Read More
Five on Friday December 13, 2019
By: MCN Admin, Dec. 13, 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.   Candace shared this lengthy Medscape piece that features too many relatable quotes to pull just one: “Physicians Caring for Migrants Are 'Screaming Into the Void.'” MCN... Read More
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