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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday: Debunking COVID-19 Misinformation
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 26, 2021
A busy Spring week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Amy shared this important Washington Post article that spells out the seasonal and COVID-related changes that have influenced when migrants and refugees arrive at the border: “There’s No Migrant ‘Surge’ at... Read More
Community Health Centers Step Up Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 25, 2021
Across the country, over two million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered at community health centers in the last eight weeks. More than half of those receiving the vaccines at community health centers have been people of color, demonstrating community health centers’ role in beating back the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting populations – like agricultural workers, the unhoused, those... Read More
#YoMeLaPuse: New Video & Poster to Celebrate COVID-19 Vaccinations
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 22, 2021
Bright, multigenerational, uplifting, and celebratory, our new #YoMeLaPuse materials will bring a smile to patients’ faces and encourage vaccination in the Spanish-speaking community.  In a short video, Dr. Eva Galvez, a family physician in Oregon, tells viewers, "Yo me la puse,” or “I got it,” followed quickly by family members of three generations looking into the camera, post-vaccine Band... Read More
Five on Friday: Enforcement Efforts to Protect Workers
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 19, 2021
It’s almost spring! For many of us who have been cooped up in our homes for many months, the outdoor rebirth of the year can’t come soon enough. Claire shared a new study that shows the “chilling effect” on primary care use among patients lacking authorization to live and work in the US, associated with the increased anti-immigrant rhetoric during the 2016 presidential election: “Changes in... Read More
Migrant Clinicians Network Stands in Solidarity with AAPI Communities, Sex Worke
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 18, 2021
Migrant Clinicians Network mourns with the families of the eight people killed in Atlanta this week during a mass shooting that appears to have primarily targeted members of the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islanders) community. The killings emphasize how Asian women in America are frequently objectified and sexualized, which makes them vulnerable to violence. Early reports indicate that the... Read More
Five on Friday: Weekly Win Edition
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 12, 2021
Every week, we bring you five pieces -- articles, resources, podcasts, research papers, videos, posters, you name it – that MCN staff members found helpful in their work, and that we hope you find helpful, too. A few years ago, we heard from a frequent reader that sometimes our Five on Friday could be a bit of a downer, so we instituted the Weekly Win, ensuring one piece a week, at least, could... Read More
Five on Friday: Clinicians' Human Rights
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 5, 2021
March is here, and spring is making a beautiful debut in many fields and farms around the country – while holding back in other parts.  As you head toward the weekend, whether into inches of snow or into high pollen counts, we invite you to read five articles that MCN staff shared this week, including a double dose of our weekly win. Claire shared the podcast “Talk to Mami and Papi,”... Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine for Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrants: Building Trust on the Fro
By: MCN Administration, Mar. 4, 2021
Last month, experts in migrant health gathered as panelists on MCN’s webinar, COVID-19 Vaccines: A National Learning Session from the Frontlines of Refugee, Migrant, and Immigrant Health. Sharing challenges and best practices from their frontline experiences, the panelists discussed how to improve refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities’ access to COVID-19 vaccines through building... Read More
Five on Friday: Climate Migration Keeps Growing
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 26, 2021
Friday has arrived! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice, chosen by MCN staff members, that we hope you can use. Alma (in Massachusetts, one of two amazing Almas at MCN) shared, “Climate Migration Keeps Growing — But Doesn't Look As You Might Expect.”Kaethe recommended this clear short video by grad students on how the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work, with an... Read More
Q&A: One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Expands Opportunities to Prevent Death & Severe D
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 25, 2021
Within the coming days or weeks, the FDA is expected to give emergency use authorization for the manufacture and sale of Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. The new vaccine is largely considered a game changer for harder-to-reach populations. Unlike the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, J&J vaccine is not using mRNA, but instead utilizes a “viral vectored” approach, wherein... Read More
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