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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Two kids posing for photo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 29, 2018
 July is rushing through the door, even though June seems to have just settled in. Where does the time go? If you can spare a few minutes, grab a chair and a cup of coffee and dive into these June reads, recommended to you by MCN staff.   Dangers of the "Kissing Bug"  Jillian, Director of Education and Communication, shared a new guide from the University of Texas, “... Read More
Child holding on to wire fence
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 28, 2018
 Maria* was in detention with a severely broken arm. She had crossed the US-Mexico border in a jeep, which rolled in the desert. Her young daughter was ejected from the car and died. Maria was picked up by border patrol. Her injuries were severe, and yet she didn’t get the medical care she needed in detention. Her attorney feared she might lose her arm.President Trump’s disquieting ‘zero-... Read More
Father hugging daughter
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 22, 2018
 Take care of yourselves! Amidst another very tough week in migrant health, we encourage our clinician constituents to take some time to relax, rejuvenate, reboot -- and rejoice in the small victories that are moving us forward. Today’s Five on Friday features resources and articles on steps in the right direction, actionable items for positive change, and new resources to promote health.... Read More
Boy being treated at clinic
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 21, 2018
 Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order that halts his administration’s policy of separating children from their immigrant parents while crossing the border. Since the start of Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy, all border crossers who seek to claim asylum have been arrested and criminally prosecuted. Since the 1997 Flores settlement,  and more specifically under the 2015... Read More
Family gathers water in the forest
By: Amy Liebman, Jun. 20, 2018
photo: Earl Dotter[Editor's Note: Today, on World Refugee Day, we commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of the millions of refugees around the world, including the thousands who are right now taking the long and perilous journey to our own borders, and the families who have recently reached the border, only to be separated and detained. We at Migrant Clinicians Network have voiced... Read More
Girl looks through border fence
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 19, 2018
photo by Karl Hoffman[Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series around Adverse Childhood Experiences. Read the first installment, from Dr. Eva Galvez, here, and the second, about one group’s efforts to address ACEs, here. Read MCN's statement opposing the separation of immigrant families here.]In the first six weeks of the Trump Administration’s new policy of separating children from... Read More
Five on Friday hands holding tomatoes
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 15, 2018
 The warmer days are here! Fields across America are swelling with the produce that make up our summer picnics and graduation barbeques. We’re looking forward to another relaxing June weekend as we round out another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network. Here are some resources and updates that we found useful and insightful. What are you reading? Let us know on Facebook or... Read More
Deliana Garcia speaking on UN End TB panel
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 14, 2018
“Eradicating tuberculosis can free a world potential so great as to reduce poverty, decrease childmortality, increase educational levels, productivity, and global wealth.”“Eradicating tuberculosis can free a world potential so great as to reduce poverty, decrease child mortality, increase educational levels, productivity, and global wealth.”Last week, Deliana Garcia, MCN’s Director of... Read More
Two kids posing for a photo on a farm
By: Amy Liebman, Jun. 12, 2018
photo: Earl Dotter Today is World Day Against Child Labor. Here in the US, we assume that children are protected from our most dangerous jobs, like mixing and applying pesticides. We scorn images of children from the developing world, working among dangerous chemicals, mining for gold, or laboring in factories instead of being provided a real childhood. We recognize that even adolescents,... Read More
Five on Friday: Man reading with daughter
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 8, 2018
 Away we go into another weekend! What’s on your weekend reading list? Won’t you incorporate a few suggestions from Migrant Clinicians Network? Here are some pieces that we sent to each other this week, relating to the world of health justice for the mobile and underserved.   New WHO Report Shows Lack of Investment in Mental Health Care Worldwide  Alma, Senior... Read More
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