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Reprint Q&A: What PCPs Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 24, 2021
[Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Chief Medical Officer, is one of the co-authors. Here, we reprint the article with permission from Healio and present it for the first time translated into Spanish. Read the original article on]By Raghavendra Tirupathi, MD, FACP; Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, FAAFP; Ali... Read More
Five on Friday: Removing Barriers to Vaccination
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 19, 2021
Many of our staff in Texas have been offline due to the storm, but MCN staff still had plenty to share – just mostly from staff members who don’t live in Texas. Lots of love and warmth to all of those struggling from this devastating storm. For those with the time and the internet access, here are five pieces we'd like to share with you: Kaethe shared the Urban Institute’s blog post, “Urban... Read More
Health Department and Vaccine Clinic Considerations to Reach Migrant and Immigra
By: MCN Administration, Feb. 18, 2021
 As hope remains that the availability of vaccines will grow, health departments and vaccine clinics must prepare to better serve hard-to-reach populations such as persons in the refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities, a large proportion of which have been deemed essential workers throughout the pandemic. Challenges, including language, transportation, fear of due to immigration... Read More
Five on Friday: Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 12, 2021
Friday is here again! MCN staff is hard at work to address health inequities among migrant, immigrant, and underserved populations. To that end, we share articles of interest among ourselves, and engage in conversation on the latest research and news. Here are a few pieces that we shared this week, that we wanted to offer to you as well.  Kaethe was one of several folks who shared parts... Read More
Medical Review for Immigrants Connects Physicians and Pro Bono Attorneys to Help
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 9, 2021
[Editor’s note: At the end of 2020, MCN intern Jenieve Chapa interviewed some of the key figures in Migrant Clinicians Network’s Medical Review for Immigrants (MRI) program. Learn more about MRI here. Help these lawyers and clinicians connect immigrants to health care when they urgently need it, by supporting MRI through a donation to MCN here.]On multiple visits to the Port Isabel Detention... Read More
Five on Friday: Trauma and Exhaustion Among Health Care Workers
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 4, 2021
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t wait til the last minute – make sure you know where you’re buying your fair trade chocolate, to ensure that the goodies for your loved ones aren’t produced by child labor. Most of the major chocolate producers have broken their pledges to end child labor in their supply systems, pledges they made two decades ago, and so consumers still need to do... Read More
Planning, Partnerships, and Perseverance: Overcoming Challenges on the COVID-19
By: MCN Administration, Feb. 3, 2021
 In 2020, while COVID-19 outbreaks were already hitting farms further south, Maine's late harvest window provided clinicians and public health workers a longer lead time to prepare and advocate for migrant farmworkers, before they arrived. “We started preparing very early, collaborating with the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services [Maine DHHS], and the... Read More
750 COVID-19 Patients Later, A One-Year Milestone
By: Laszlo Madaras, Feb. 2, 2021
By Dr. Laszlo Madaras[Note from Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, MCN's Director of Witness to Witness: Here, MCN’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Laszlo Madaras writes to the staff of Migrant Clinicians Network, on the eve of a significant anniversary for him and for so many others around the globe and in our MCN community.  Anniversaries are moments in time when memories can be particularly intense.... Read More
Five on Friday: Visuals Help Tell the Story
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 28, 2021
Friday has arrived! Here are five articles shared by MCN staff this week, that perhaps you have missed. Amy shared "Social Determinants of COVID-19 Mortality at the County Level.” The researchers’ findings suggest that “farmworkers may face unique risks of COVID-19 beyond issues of language, insurance, or economics, and that while their unique risk can be seen in higher absolute numbers of... Read More
Serving Refugees, Immigrants, & Migrants When Virtual Isn't Possible: A COVID-19
By: MCN Administration, Jan. 26, 2021
 The challenges of reaching refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities (RIM communities) have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a time when it is even more apparent that communicating clearly, in a language the receiver fully understands, and with overall cultural relevancy, is crucial for the stability of entire communities, MCN’s new bilingual checklist outlines vital... Read More
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