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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 28, 2016
Today, as every day, two Latino workers will die in the US as a result of work-related injuries or illnesses. These deaths are largely preventable. Thousands of workers will die this year, on farms, on fishing boats, at construction sites, in transportation, all over America.  Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day, the epicenter of a week dedicated to honoring workers who died on the... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 27, 2016
Nail salon workers encounter a surprising array of toxic chemicals at the workplace, and, as the New York Times reported in a scathing expose last year, workers are often unaware of the health risks they are taking and their rights to a safe and healthy workplace.Migrant Clinicians Network launched Worker Safety and Health in Community Health Centers: A sustainable and integrative approach to... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 26, 2016
This week, Ed Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer is in Kosrae, Micronesia on a site visit to provide technical assistance to the new Kosrae Community Health Center, in preparation for its first operational site visit by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) later this year.  Kosrae is one of four island states of the Federated States of Micronesia, an independent... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 25, 2016
Last week, at a vinyl petrochemical plant in Mexico, a leak caused a deadly petrochemical blast that killed at least 13 and injured 136 more.  In Norfolk, Massachusetts, an employee suffered facial burns when mixing flammable solutions at a facility that manufactures adhesives and sealants. The week before, a worker was taken to the hospital for burns after a chemical explosion in the power... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 25, 2016
 La semana pasada, en una planta petroquímica de vinilo localizada en México, una fuga causó una explosión petroquímica letal que mató al menos de 13 personas e hirió a 136 más. En Norfolk, Massachusetts, un empleado sufrió quemaduras faciales cuando estaba mezclando soluciones inflamables en una instalación dedicada a la fabricación de adhesivos y selladores. La semana anterior, un... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 19, 2016
Yesterday, oral arguments were heard by the Supreme Court on United States v. Texas, in which Texas and 26 other states challenged President Obama’s 2014 executive order known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). DAPA granted deferred action to immigrants with no criminal record who are the parents of American citizens or those with permanent... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 15, 2016
A mid-spring weekend is just a few hours away; that means it’s time for Five on Friday, our weekly wrap-up of news we shared internally here at MCN, that we thought you may enjoy as well. What did you read that you’d like to share? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.1. Claire, Writer and Editor, shared an NPR piece on a new play in Los Angeles focused on unaccompanied minors’ harrowing journeys... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 13, 2016
The third edition of Drug-Resistant TB: A Survival Guide for Clinicians was released this week by the Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC) and the Tuberculosis Control Branch of the California Department of Public Health.  The comprehensive guide, geared toward clinicians who participate in the management of patients with drug-resistant TB, contains extensive tools and templates... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 11, 2016
Last year, Migrant Clinicians Network celebrated the newly updated Worker Protection Standard (WPS), released by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The long-awaited changes promise stronger protections for the nation’s agricultural workers while they grow and harvest the food that ends up on our tables. Now comes the next phase: education around the changes, implementation, and enforcement.... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 8, 2016
As we roll into the weekend, we’d like to offer up some of the interesting news pieces that floated into our inboxes this week. What did you see this week? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.1. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health: “The Hesperian folks have done it again...a new book [Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain] about health promotion in the Latino community... Read More
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