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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

By: MCN Admin, Nov. 5, 2018
  Amidst it all, we still have hope. This week, Deliana, MCN’s Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, shared a timeless quote on hope from Vaclav Havel, the playwright and dissident who helped topple communism in then-Czechoslovakia to become that nation’s president. Here is just one part of it: “Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, an... Read More
Del presents at The Hague
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 31, 2018
Deliana Garcia presenting to legislators from across the Americas on the importance of effective #TB care for migrants. Last week’s Union World Conference on Lung Health, held in The Hague, was particularly high energy and more closely watched than ever, as it picks up immediately where last month’s remarkable United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis dropped off. Migrant Clinicians... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 30, 2018
 “For the past two years, we’ve heard from clinicians all over the country variations on this theme, which is ‘my patients are experiencing increasing levels of fear and stress; the families that I work with are feeling increasingly isolated, and confining themselves to their home and work; families are no longer feeling welcome in their communities,” said Jillian Hopewell, Migrant... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Oct. 29, 2018
 We at Migrant Clinicians Network are horrified and saddened by the recent mass shooting in which 11 people were killed in Pittsburgh. Hate of the “other” has once again resulted in a devastating act of terror. As clinicians serving the poor and migrants, we are gravely concerned when the national discourse tolerates hatred toward another group of people. Racism and intolerance are the... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Oct. 25, 2018
  It’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Lead poisoning is the most common disease of toxic environmental origin among children in the United States today -- and the risk of lead exposure remains disproportionately high among children who are poor, African American, and/or Hispanic.  Among those least studied are mobile Hispanic children, who have numerous additional social... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 25, 2018
(photo by Earl Dotter) When Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, first entered clinical practice as a psychologist and family therapist in 1970s Boston, she began to notice a common theme among her work with children: traumatized parents. At a local children’s hospital, parents were overwhelmed while observing their children undergo treatments and procedures.  In a very different setting at a mental... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 24, 2018
By Claire Hutkins-SedaIrma, Jeanne, Hugo. Bertha, Dean, Otto. Over the last 30 years, Puerto Rico has seen numerous devastating hurricanes, but last year’s Hurricane Maria was the most deadly, the most damaging. With more deaths than Hurricane Katrina, the record-breaking storm continues to affect the daily lives of Puerto Ricans, over a year later. The life of Marysel Pagán Santana, MS, DrPHc... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Oct. 18, 2018
  Breast Cancer Awareness Month ribbons the nation with pink, to remind us how breast cancer affects so many of our friends and family, and to push us to support worthy organizations working to further research, prevention efforts, and provide preventative services. Among those that may do the most in supporting women’s health among the poorest communities in the US, including through... Read More
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By: Marysel Pagan-S..., Oct. 18, 2018
(photo by CSM)By Marysel Pagán Santana, MS, DrPHc, MCN’s Puerto Rico Program Manager“The job they’ve done in Florida has been incredible.” -President Trump after Hurricane Michael,, October 15, 2018“President Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday, hailing the recovery effort as an ‘amazing job’ by first responders.” -LA Times, October 3, 2017 It feels like a recurring nightmare: a... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 15, 2018
  [Editor’s note: It’s Children’s Health Month, and last week, we celebrated Children’s Environmental Health Day. Agricultural worker children are at greater risk of environmental exposures. Learn more on our Children’s Health page.]Every day, children are accosted with a barrage of parental nags, primarily aimed at keeping children safe and healthy: look both ways; tie your shoe; don’t... Read More
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