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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN Staff at a networking event at the MCN Puerto Rico office
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 23, 2019
[Verónica Torres González, Deliana Garcia, Gayle Thomas, Alma Galván, Karen Mountain, José Rodríguez, Marysel Pagán Santana, and Amy K. Liebman in MCN's Puerto Rico office][Editor’s Note: Utilizing a participatory community mobilization approach, MCN’s new collaboration with the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust focuses on emergency preparedness in order to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable... Read More
Marysel Pagán Santana presents at the East Coast Stream Forum
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Oct. 22, 2019
[Marysel speaks with collegues at a plenary session of the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum.]By Marysel Pagán Santana, MCN Program Manager in Puerto RicoDisasters fueled by the climate crisis are destabilizing communities all around the United States -- and climate migration is on the rise. Here in Puerto Rico, we have yet to recover from 2017’s Hurricane Maria. At this year’s East Coast Migrant... Read More
MCN's Dr. Laszlo Madaras with Mary Englerth, PA
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 22, 2019
[MCN's Dr. Laszlo Madaras with Mary Englerth, PA]After over three decades of service of farmworkers in rural Pennsylvania, Mary Englerth, PA, is retiring.  “Hermana Mary,” as many know her in the farmworker camps, is a Maryknoll Missioner and, until very recently, the long-time Pennsylvania State Director of the Migrant Health Program at Keystone Health. In that role, Mary has worked... Read More
Five on Friday October 18, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 18, 2019
 October is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In detention, many women are not getting the health care treatment they need. That includes mental health services. In a recent Huffington Post article on the Karnes detention facility, the director of family detention services from RAICES says, “We’ve heard so many women talk to us about wanting to kill themselves. It’s only a matter of time... Read More
Dancers performing at the BHW 19 event
By: Luis Retta, Oct. 17, 2019
By Luis Edwardo Retta, Health Network AssociateOctober is a month for health awareness and the Ventanilla de Salud likes to begin the month with it its annual Binational Health Week Kickoff, which took place earlier this month. The Binational Health Week is a grand collaboration between many incredible organizations hosted by Migrant Clinicians Network, the Mexican Consulate of Austin and the... Read More
Doctor checks on health of pregnant woman and fetus
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 15, 2019
[Editor’s Note: On Friday, a US district court blocked the Department of Homeland Security from implementing the proposed public charge rule. As a result, the rule will not go into effect this week. Nonetheless, the proposal of the rule has, for many months, caused a “chilling effect” among immigrant patients with legal status, and threatens to continue to prompt legal immigrants to discontinue... Read More
Five on Friday October 11, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 11, 2019
 Justice for Migrant Women and HOLA! USA are partnering together to raise awareness about sexual harassment against farmworker women and girls who plant, pick, and pack the fruits and vegetables that puts food on our tables. The #BandanaProjectChallenge will be launched as a part of the International #DayoftheGirl actions taking place throughout the US and around the world. The Bandana... Read More
Woman holding up hand with the word 'STOP' written on it
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 10, 2019
[Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the summer 2019 issue of MCN’s in-print clinical publication, Streamline. Subscribe for free, or read our back issues online, here. This week, Futures Without Violence announced it is accepting applications for Project Catalyst III. Three state or territory leadership teams will be awarded $75,000 each to improve the health and safety outcomes for... Read More
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
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