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Five on Friday February 7, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 7, 2020
Whew, it’s Friday! With our ever-faster news cycle -- so much to report! -- lots of health news gets buried under the politics of the day. Five on Friday gives us a chance to dig up some useful and important pieces that you may have missed. Here are five pieces recommended by MCN staff members. Kate shared “Two Worker Deaths in January Show Need for Reforms in US Poultry Slaughterhouses,”... Read More
Clinician talks with patient
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 4, 2020
[Editor’s Note: The winter issue of Streamline is out! This particularly timely issue includes this article about clinician burnout and overwhelm in the face of trauma. This article is now available in Spanish, to assist our clinical colleagues in Puerto Rico during the ongoing tremors there. The issue also features articles on #MeToo in the fields, on-the-ground pharmacy work after a disaster,... Read More
Five on Friday: January 31, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 31, 2020
Happy Anniversary, Five on Friday! For the last five years, we at MCN have kept you in the loop on the many useful new resources, pertinent news items, and entertaining podcasts that we have found each week. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our Friday rundown as much as we’ve enjoyed compiling it! Keep sending us your own recommendations… and enjoy your weekend. Karen shared, “US Suicide Rates... Read More
A truck loaded with supplies donated for those impacted by the earthquakes
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 30, 2020
A truck loaded with supplies donated for those impacted by the earthquakes[Editor’s Note: This is the third update from Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS, MCN’s Puerto Rico Program Manager in San Juan, as small quakes continue to rattle nerves and damage buildings in Puerto Rico everyday for the last month. For more on the basics of the earthquakes and MCN’s work thus far, read our first two... Read More
MCN staff and board at the 2020 Strategic Meeting
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 29, 2020
MCN Staff and Board at the 2020 Strategic Meeting in Austin, TX Migrant Clinicians Network marked the new year with its annual in-person strategic meeting, during which the Board of Directors and the entire MCN staff -- from Austin, Rio Grande Valley, California, Puerto Rico, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania -- met in Austin to build upon our 2019 successes and launch into... Read More
Five on Friday: Gaps in Disaster Relief for Undocumented
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 24, 2020
This weekend, the MCN staff is gathering in Austin for our strategic planning meetings. We get a lot done over just a few days -- and, while we leave the meetings exhausted, we renew our spirits for the year to come. Watch MCN’s social media for photos from our meetings this year! While we were busy prepping for our meetings, on top of our typical workload, we still found time to share some... Read More
Health Network's Alma Colmenero and Robert Corona discuss a case in the office
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 23, 2020
Health Network's Alma Colmenero and Robert Corona discuss a case in the MCN office in Austin, TX.[Editor’s Note: In the last two years, along the US-Mexico border, Migrant Clinicians Network has increased its programmatic efforts to expand Health Network, our bridge case management and patient navigation system for migrants, to serve newly arrived asylum seekers with ongoing health issues. This... Read More
Five on Friday: January 17, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 17, 2020
We made it to Friday after another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are this week’s five articles on health topics of interest that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Alma in Massachusetts forward the Nature Medicine journal article, “Anomalously Warm Temperatures Are Associated With Increased Injury Deaths.”Alma also sent along, “Trump administration... Read More
Marysel Pagán Santana with relief team members in Maricao
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jan. 16, 2020
MCN's Marysel Pagán Santana with members of a relief team at a camp in Maricao for those displaced by the earthquakes.By Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS[Editor’s Note: Over two weeks have passed since Puerto Rico experienced the first of several sizeable earthquakes. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have struggled to continue their day-to-day life as the quakes continue. Here,... Read More
Five on Friday: January 10, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 10, 2020
 The “Weekly Win” is the final of our Five on Friday recommended reads that celebrates a victory in health justice. With frequency, we find ourselves hesitating at our “wins”; some appear more like a step forward after a giant leap back. This week, all of our Five on Friday recommendations focus on incremental improvements, course corrections, and, yes, a Weekly Win that raises a cheer,... Read More
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