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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

The cast and crew of new video pose for photo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 18, 2020
Cast and crew of training video filming. Yakima, WA | September 2019[Editor’s Note: This article, reprinted from the winter issues of Streamline, MCN’s in-print quarterly publication, reviews a new set of resources to battle sexual harassment in the fields of Washington State. As agricultural workers head back into the fields to plant and harvest spring’s bounty, these resources may be helpful in... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 17, 2020
El avance tan acelerado del coronavirus ha desbordado clínicas y centros de salud de todo el país, pero no sólo como resultado del aumento de las visitas de los pacientes. Los proveedores de servicios de salud de todo el mundo se sienten inundados de preguntas de pacientes y colegas que son difíciles de responder, y diariamente reciben nueva información, recomendaciones y recursos tempranos de... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 16, 2020
The fast-paced coronavirus has overwhelmed clinics and health centers around the country -- but not only as a result of the increase in patient visits. Clinicians everywhere are feeling inundated with questions from patients and colleagues that are hard to answer, and are receiving new information, recommendations, and early resources from the CDC and others every day. In addition to struggling... Read More
Five on Friday: March 13, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 13, 2020
As coronavirus rapidly advances around the world, we struggle to keep up with the headlines. It’s difficult to shift gears to give focus to other health topics of concern, when coronavirus has quickly become a top public health emergency. Yet, we at MCN continue to receive really exciting new resources and information that can be useful in our work in health justice -- and so we will continue... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 12, 2020
The spread of COVID-19 has dominated the headlines, but what does the virus mean for our most vulnerable populations? Migrants, asylum seekers, and immigrants already hit numerous barriers to get even basic health needs met; fear and anxiety over immigration status, ineligibility for health programs, cultural and language barriers, and a lack of financial resources are just some of the reasons... Read More
Five on Friday: March 6, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 6, 2020
Friday at last! Here are some news, views, and announcements that you may have missed during this very busy week, offered up by MCN staff members. Jillian shared the National LGBT Health Education Center’s announcement of upcoming webinars on LGBTQIA+ health, on topics as diverse as diabetes and medical-legal partnership.Karen sent around an article, co-authored by our friends from Hope... Read More
The MCN Health Network team
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 2, 2020
In 2019, thanks to the remarkable support of our network, Migrant Clinicians Network faced many new challenges in migrant health head-on, with innovative resources, programs, training, and technical assistance to empower clinicians serving migrants on the frontlines. We stepped up our direct service programs like Health Network to make positive change in the health of thousands of migrants and... Read More
Five on Friday February 28, 2020
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 28, 2020
On Monday, the new public charge rule went into effect. Although the rule affects only a narrow group of immigrants, health centers are reporting that immigrant patients are canceling health services and food assistance for which they are eligible. Many are doing so out of fear, not facts. Clinicians and health access advocates working with immigrant or migrant populations must fight back against... Read More
Jessica Candela Works with Molly Jolliff on a webinar
By: Jessica Candela, Feb. 19, 2020
MCN's Jessica Candela working with Molly Jolliff on a webinar for those who provide support or services to Camp Fire survivors.[Editor’s Note: In November 2018, Northern California's Camp Fire brought tens of thousands of people fleeing from neighboring Butte Creek Canyon, Concow, Magalia, and Paradise to Chico. MCN's California office, located in Chico, stepped in to assist when community... Read More
Five on Friday February 14, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 14, 2020
Happy Valentine’s Day! We at Migrant Clinicians Network are deeply in love in health justice -- and we’ve dedicated our lives to this work, even when it’s tough. Here are a few pieces MCN staff shared this week, with a double serving of the Weekly Win to lift our spirits as we head into the weekend. Amy shared two new pieces from the Union of Concerned Scientists: a report entitled, “... Read More
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