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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

World AIDS Day: A Physician’s Look Back at 40 Years of Patients
By: Laszlo Madaras, Dec. 1, 2020
[Editor’s Note: Here, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Chief Medical Officer, Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, shares his encounters with AIDS as a doctor, from Africa to the US, to commemorate World AIDS Day and to reflect on one of his #HeroesOnTheFrontline, Dr. Jonathan Mann. Today, Migrant Clinicians Network celebrates #HeroesOnTheFrontline like Dr. Mann, as well as Dr. Madaras, who has been serving... Read More
Caroline Johnson, Winner of MCN’s Inaugural Kugel & Zuroweste Health Justice Awa
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 30, 2020
By Ashley-Michelle Papon, Project Coordinator, Development and Outreach[Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Caroline Johnson! Support our #HeroesOnTheFrontline like Caroline through Migrant Clinicians Network’s #GivingTuesday campaign here: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/support-heroesonthefrontline.]In a year where the news has often ranged from difficult to grim, it is particularly... Read More
Five on Friday: The Health Needs of Farmworkers
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 27, 2020
While Thanksgiving looked different for many of us this year, for some, it is too much the same: millions of food workers across the US are still toiling in fields, farms, orchards, packing houses, and slaughterhouses with few worker protections, in dangerous working conditions, and for poverty wages. This year, many are working in conditions that have led to the rampant spread of COVID-19, as a... Read More
Five on Friday: Children and COVID-19
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 20, 2020
Five on Friday is a roundup of new research, articles, resources, and more on health justice and migrant health that our MCN team recommends. Here’s this week’s edition: Amy shared Earth Island Journal’s “Nature Is Trying to Tell Us Something,” which looks at how one physician is trying to “bridge the gap between medicine and the environment.”Claire recommended the new COVID-19 Testing... Read More
Transgender Health and COVID-19
By: Ashley-Michelle..., Nov. 19, 2020
By Ashley-Michelle Papon, Project Coordinator, Development and Outreach[Editor’s Note: Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Too many people have died because of violence against trans people, and many more struggle with poor health as a result of lack of access to trans-competent health care. In this blog post, MCN’s Ashley-Michelle Papon discusses the health barriers that many trans people... Read More
Women’s Conference Creates Virtual Safe Space for Austin-Area Latinas
By: Diana Cañas, Nov. 19, 2020
By Diana Cañas, MCN InternEarlier this month, the sixth annual Women’s Conference, hosted by the General Consulate of Mexico in Austin and Migrant Clinicians Network, was virtual. In total, 68 women gathered together on Zoom to hear from guest speakers, with another almost 600 people watching from Facebook, either live or recorded.     María Limón, a public speaker from... Read More
Helping Patients Stay Safe in an Age of Misinformation
By: Noel Dufrene, Nov. 18, 2020
Gayle Thomas, MD, is concerned. She has learned that many of her patients, whom she serves as the medical director of the North Carolina Farmworker Health Program, believe that if they go to the hospital with COVID-19, they will not come out. They resist transfer to their local hospital even with a severe COVID-19 infection. This type of concern has spread across the country. Health care workers... Read More
Five on Friday: Preparing to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 13, 2020
It’s Friday again! It’s time to pull up five recommendations from MCN staff, including plus our “weekly win,” because we all need a little good news every week. Here they are: Kaethe shared “Association Between Health Care Utilization and Immigration Enforcement Events in San Francisco,” and writes: “This research letter on a study, if replicable, has important implications. It suggests that... Read More
#HeroesOnTheFrontline: Finding Inspiration from Clinicians Around the World
By: Ashley-Michelle..., Nov. 11, 2020
In hindsight, my transition to an advocate for health justice seemed somewhat predestined. I came of age during the latter stages of the AIDS epidemic, during a time when dial-up internet represented the only means of accessing the world wide web. I spent hours poring over every article I could find that even tangentially applied to the AIDS epidemic that served as the ultimate boogey man in my... Read More
Community-Based Organizations Step Up Against COVID-19 Among Vulnerable Populati
By: Noel Dufrene, Nov. 10, 2020
On Thursday, November 5th, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation held the first in a series of national webinars, ‘COVID-19 Emergency Webinar for Community Based Organizations.’  Webinar panelists offered examples of best practices and successful strategies used in communities, particularly those that are vulnerable, across the US. Topics included best practices for COVID-19 health... Read More
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