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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday: Reducing Anxiety and Stress
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 6, 2020
For many, it’s been a stressful week! This week’s Five on Friday comes from Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Director of Witness to Witness. She has reviewed hundreds of resources on reducing anxiety and stress. We asked her what some of her top recommendations would be for this very high-stress week, and she kindly offered up the following five resources, with a note included for each about why she... Read More
EPA Weakens Pesticide Standards; Endangers Health of Rural Communities
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 5, 2020
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled back a critical safeguard for farmworker health: the application exclusion zone, or AEZ. The AEZ is an important part of the Worker Protection Standard, preventing farmworkers from pesticide exposure by limiting how close workers and others could be during pesticide applications.Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled... Read More
Five on Friday: Mental Health Among Frontline Clinicians
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 30, 2020
Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you might have missed, chosen by MCN staff members. Karen shared the new pre-publication article in the journal Pediatrics: “Treatment of Migrant Children on the US Southern Border Is Torture.”Amy shared this El País article, in English and... Read More
Capacity Building in Occupational Health: Ventanilla de Salud of San Bernardino,
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 28, 2020
By: Graciela Molina[Editor’s Note: In this guest blog post, Graciela Molina shares how the Ventanilla de Salud in San Bernardino partnered with Migrant Clinicians Network to support local workers. Learn more about Ventanillas de Salud and their work to support health at each of the Mexican Consulates around the US at: https://ventanilladesalud.org/. Follow the San Bernardino VdS at: https://... Read More
Heroes on the Frontline: How to Support Clinicians in Times of Crisis
By: Ashley-Michelle..., Oct. 27, 2020
By Ashley-Michelle Papon, Project Coordinator, Development and Outreach, Migrant Clinicians NetworkIn 2002, beloved children’s educator and entertainer Fred Rogers advised his followers to find comfort during times of tragedy with pearls of wisdom from his mother. “Look for the helpers,” he wrote. “You will find people who are helping.” Those words, offered to a country mired in grief and... Read More
Five on Friday: COVID-19 Among Food Processing and Agricultural Workers
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 23, 2020
We’re headed into the weekend once again, and, unsurprisingly, the staff of Migrant Clinicians Network had a lot to share, particularly around the ongoing pandemic and health justice. Here are five must-reads that MCNers shared this week.  Amy shared the Washington Post piece, “Left Without School or Day Care, Farmworkers Are Bringing Their Kids to Work.”Amy also alerted us to this... Read More
MCN’s Liebman and Dr. Madaras: Health Disparities, Barriers Increase Farmworkers
By: Noel Dufrene, Oct. 22, 2020
By Noel Dufrene, Communications Manager, Migrant Clinicians NetworkOn Tuesday, two staff members from Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) presented to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) on farmworker health in the midst of the pandemic. The day marked the first of a four-day virtual series for NACMH’s October 2020 meeting. Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, MCN’s Director of... Read More
Building Capacity in Occupational Health: Campesinos Sin Fronteras and La Ventan
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 21, 2020
By Rose Guerra, Betsabe Ruiz and Idolina Castro[Editor’s Note: As part of our celebration of Binational Health Month, we present a post from Campesinos Sin Fronteras and the Ventanilla de Salud in Yuma, Arizona. Learn more about Campesinos Sin Fronteras here. Learn about the system of Ventanillas de Salud, a project of the Mexican government to support the health of visitors to Mexican... Read More
Celebrating Binational Health Week XX Virtually
By: Roxana Pineda, Oct. 19, 2020
By L. Roxana Pineda, MPH, Coordinator of the Ventanilla de Salud at Mexican Consulate in Austin, Migrant Clinicians NetworkEarlier this month, Migrant Clinicians Network and the Ventanilla de Salud in Austin, Texas, celebrated the 20th anniversary of Binational Health Week, which has continued year after year thanks to the collaboration of the Mexican Ministry of Health, the Institute of Mexicans... Read More
Five on Friday: Who Will Receive the Vaccine First?
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 16, 2020
It’s Friday – time for our weekly rundown of recommended resources, opinions, journal articles, and more from Migrant Clinicians Network staff:  Kaethe recommended the Brown Alpert Medical School’s new app to determine the COVID-19 risk level for a given activity, available at https://mycovidrisk.app/.Alma forwarded on the new video from the International Organization for Migration’s... Read More
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