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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Nine Practices to Cope with a Looming Catastrophe
By: Kaethe Weingarten, Apr. 21, 2021
[Editor’s Note: This article, originally published on Medium last month, was written by Migrant Clinicians Network’s Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Director of Witness to Witness. In the last year, clinicians across the country have had to work through disaster after disaster, with multiple waves of COVID-19 in their communities, insufficient protective equipment, the startling loss of life, the grief... Read More
Five on Friday: Racism Is a Public Health Threat
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 16, 2021
We’ve arrived at Friday, at last! For those of us with a Saturday/Sunday weekend, you may be eager to head out the door. Before you do, take a look at the some of the interesting articles that MCN staff shared among each other this week – maybe there’s something you missed. Leslie recommended, “Racism is a Public Health Threat, According to the CDC Director.”Amy shared, “‘This Is... Read More
MCN Position Statement: Johnson & Johnson Pause on Vaccinations Is Indicator of
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 14, 2021
[Update: The Johnson & Johnson "pause" has ended and distribution of the vaccine has resumed. Please see MCN's regularly updated FAQ on the COVID-19 vaccine or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: Care for Migrant Women Requires Adjusted Approach for more information.]This week, federal authorities recommended a pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-... Read More
MCN’s Ed Zuroweste Asks NY to Ban Chlorpyrifos
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 13, 2021
[Editor’s Note: Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide that has been shown to cause neurodevelopmental damage in children, including reduced birth weight, reduced IQ, and delayed mental and motor development for children exposed in the womb. A 2015 assessment by the US Environmental Protection Agency that demonstrated its harm on human health – which should have led to a ban on chlorpyrifos... Read More
Five on Friday: Migration Driven By Climate Crisis
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 9, 2021
MCN staff were eager to share articles covering a range of topics this Friday! Amy shares two articles that demonstrate how the immediate devastation from our climate crisis ripples throughout Central America. Poverty, hunger and complete loss of hope is driving migration.Kaethe shared this article, ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: Side Effects, Risks, Reactions’, which discusses side effects of... Read More
Remembering Mitch Sudolsky: A Legacy of Kindness, Service, and Everlasting Inspi
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 8, 2021
By Ashley-Michelle PaponIn a year punctuated by loss on an unprecedented scale, some departures are, nevertheless, guaranteed to linger longer than others.  This is particularly true with the loss of dreamers and changemakers, the gifted whose time among us may be short, but whose incredible impact will continue on indefinitely. As William James once wrote, “The great use of a life is to... Read More
“Vaccination Is…”: A Customizable COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 5, 2021
As clinicians in health departments, health centers, and elsewhere strive to communicate the importance of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, culturally and linguistically appropriate communications campaigns have become a necessary tool to reach vulnerable populations. Yet targeted campaigns that meet people, particularly refugee, immigrants and migrants, where they are and speak to community values... Read More
Five on Friday: Drop in Cases Among Vaccinated Health Care Workers
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 2, 2021
It’s Friday again! MCN staff have shared more great articles that include updates for migration at the border and COVID-19. Amy shared a great article on COVID-19 airborne transmission and indoor spaces, ‘Why Indoor Spaces Are Still Prime COVID Hotspots.’Del shared ‘COVID-19 Vaccines and Mammograms: 7 Things to Know,’ which includes important points to share with patients seeking a mammogram... Read More
‘What to Expect When Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine’ Editable Vaccine Resources in
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 31, 2021
Given the local nature of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there is a significant need for editable vaccine resources in multiple languages to reach refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities. MCN is happy to share our new resource: ‘What to Expect When Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine’ fliers. These colorful fliers, in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, offer a Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware-... Read More
Winter Streamline: Strategies for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence During th
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 30, 2021
IPV and COVID-19Intimate partner violence is the physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse, according to the CDC. A recent special report from the National Domestic Violence Hotline said that total contacts to the hotline increased nine percent during the early COVID-19 months, with many victims specifically calling out COVID-19... Read More
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