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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Overcrowding of families at Border Patrol’s McAllen, TX, Station
By: Kate Sugarman, Oct. 9, 2019
[Overcrowding of families observed by the Office of the Inspector General on June 10, 2019, at Border Patrol’s McAllen, TX, Station.][Editor’s Note: Kate Sugarman, MD, is a family physician in Washington, DC; she’s also one of the clinicians working with Migrant Clinicians Network through Medical Review for Immigrants, in which physicians review medical records to assist immigrants with urgent... Read More
Five on Friday: October 4, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 4, 2019
 It’s that time of year again! It’s the first week of October -- Fair Trade Candy Buying Week. It’s a troubling task: if I wait much longer, local stories will be sold out and online purchases may not ship in time. But when I buy early, I have candy sitting around my house for three weeks. If you can handle the weeks of chocolate-covered torment in your own kitchen cupboards, I recommend... Read More
Candace Kugel laughs with a storekeeper in Honduras
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 2, 2019
  [Editor’s Note: Happy Anniversary, Migrant Clinicians Network! We continue to celebrate our 35th anniversary with profiles of MCN’s founding members. Here, we chronicle the career of Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, MS, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health. Make sure to read previous months’ profiles of Karen Mountain, MBA, MSN, RN, Migrant Clinicians... Read More
Five on Friday: September 27, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 27, 2019
 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’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members.   Amy shared a long-form piece on workers’ compensation in California and work injuries among workers lacking authorization to work, “Second Class,” part of a series of reports on the most... Read More
A worker wearing a mask and protective gear
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 25, 2019
[A construction worker wearing a mask and other protective equipment. Photo by Earl Dotter ] For two weeks in November, 2018, the California sun was almost extinguished. The Camp Fire, which quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California history, was torching the northern foothill community of Paradise and its small forested neighbors, burning from November 8th to 25th.  Massive... Read More
CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 24, 2019
[CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.]Tomorrow, Tropical Storm Karen will bear down on Puerto Rico. As the island braces to be hit once again by another storm -- one which has an increased impact because of the legacy of Hurricane Maria, from leaky roofs, to a fragile electrical grid, to damaged roadways -- we turn to Marysel Pagán Santana, MS, DrPH, Migrant... Read More
Five on Friday: September 20, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 20, 2019
 Are you joining a climate strike in your town today? MCN’s writer and editor, Claire, headed to San Francisco with 55 people -- half of whom are young students -- from her rural town to join in. Climate strikes are happening in most cities in the United States and around the world and today’s actions are expected to be the biggest climate actions in history. Let us know if you participated... Read More
Mike Seifert looks at list of names of immigrants waiting to cross the border.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 18, 2019
[Mike Seifert looks at list of names of immigrants waiting to cross the border.][Editor’s Note: It’s difficult to get a good sense of what’s happening on the border. That’s because it’s rapidly changing. Here, we get a rundown of the last two years in the Rio Grande Valley. Read more about the Migrant Protection Protocols and the Safe 3rd Country rule, which are both rapidly affecting the border... Read More
Woman stands with her baby and daughter
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 17, 2019
“A Guatemalan father and daughter were being held by kidnappers in Ciudad Juarez at the time of their US hearings in early July but were ordered deported because they didn’t show up to court.” - ReutersMigrant Clinicians Network strongly denounces the Trump Administration’s highly controversial and unethical policy to force asylum seekers fleeing violence to ask for asylum in another country... Read More
Five on Friday September 13, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 13, 2019
 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 might be helpful to you, chosen by MCN staff members.   Karen shared the announcement of the next National Advisory Council on Migrant Health meeting in November. Read more on the council and access the agenda here.  ... Read More
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