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Five on Friday: A COVID Hot Spot Becomes a Model for Vaccination
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 11, 2021
Friday is here at last! Five on Friday features articles, podcasts, research, and resources that MCN staff shared each week. We hope you enjoy getting a peek into our inboxes Candace shared an encouraging vaccine story – great photography, too: “How California’s Salinas Valley Went from COVID Hot Spot to a Model for Vaccination and Safety.”Kaethe forwarded on this new research from Child... Read More
A Deep Dive into COVID-19’s Unequal Impact on Women
By: Kaethe Weingarten, Jun. 10, 2021
By Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Director of Witness to WitnessWe have all read that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been more negative for women’s daily lives than for men’s. But it turns out that “daily” includes nighttime. Women’s dream life has also been affected by COVID-19. This has certainly been true for me. Women’s dreams express higher levels of anxiety, sadness, and anger and have... Read More
Asylum Seekers, Health Needs, Concertina Wire… and Hope: A View of the Entire US
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 9, 2021
At the end of May, Deliana Garcia headed to the US-Mexico border – not just to visit one border town, but to travel the entire length of the border on the US side, from San Diego, California to McAllen, Texas, stopping at respite centers and migrant shelters along the way. Garcia, the Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues for Migrant Clinicians Network, sought to better... Read More
Five on Friday: Mothers of Missing Migrants
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 4, 2021
It's June! Five on Friday is here to lead you into your weekend (if you have Saturday-Sunday weekends, that is) with five pieces shared by MCN staff this week. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, where we share all sorts of articles and resources, all week long. Candace shared a Washington Post article chronicling one outreach worker's week in her agricultural... Read More
Puerto Rico Gender-Based Violence Requires Sustained Attention and Practical and
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 2, 2021
In the last few years, Puerto Rico has seen a significant spike in gender-based violence that has not been sufficiently addressed. Gender-based violence1 was already a growing concern before political and natural disasters affected most of the island’s residents, and strained resources available to support residents. Many communities had not recovered from Hurricane Maria in 2017 when numerous... Read More
Workplace Protections for Essential Workers Must Consider RIM Communities
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 1, 2021
[Editor’s note: Today’s blog post was originally published on the blog of the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM). Click here to read the original post. Access “Navigating Occupational Health and Safety Regulations During Public Health Emergencies,” a checklist created jointly by Migrant Clinicians Network and NRC-RIM, in English and Spanish on NRC-RIM's... Read More
Five on Friday: Community Health Centers Essential to Vaccination Efforts
By: MCN Admin, May. 27, 2021
Welcome back to Five on Friday! It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week. Here are some of the articles that we bet you haven’t seen yet this week -- and we think you’ll enjoy them and maybe find them useful in your own work in health justice in the age of COVID-19. Kaethe offered up an article on a topic of which those who work with low-paid migrant and... Read More
COVID-19 From the Perspective of a Community Health Worker: Veronica Martinez Va
By: Dillon Nguyen, May. 27, 2021
[Editor's note: Today's blog post comes from Dillon Nguyen, MCN intern. He is a senior at Salisbury University, majoring in Sociology with a double minor in Social Justice and English. Coming from a Vietnamese family, and with his mother working as a nail tech worker, Dillon has seen a lot of the struggles of the immigrant worker and he hopes to be able to improve the lives of people in less... Read More
Position Statement: Mask Guidance Leaves Some Workers Vulnerable to Infection
By: MCN Admin, May. 26, 2021
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their mask guidance to allow fully vaccinated individuals to resume most indoor and outdoor activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, even if some in the group are unvaccinated. Migrant Clinicians Network is greatly concerned that such guidance will increase risk of COVID-19 exposure in groups who are more... Read More
Five on Friday: Mental Health Awareness Month 2021
By: MCN Admin, May. 20, 2021
It’s already getting to the end of Mental Health Awareness Month. MCN’s Witness to Witness has provided numerous tools in the last year to help clinicians and health advocates take care of themselves in addition to caring for their communities. Many people experienced the COVID-19 pandemic on top of other natural, political, and personal disasters, from the national reckoning with racism after... Read More
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