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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Training Parents as Community Health Workers
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 12, 2018
The downpours over the weekend ahead of Hurricane Florence did not dampen the spirits of the 14 farmworker parents participating in MCN’s Community Health Worker (CHWs) training in collaboration with East Coast Migrant Head Start Project. Alma Galván, MHC, Senior Program Manager for MCN, drove down to Virginia’s Eastern Shore to head up two workshops in two different towns, to equip farmworker... Read More
Five on Friday: National Preparedness Month
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 6, 2018
  September is Preparedness Month, with the first week dedicated to personal preparedness. Whether your region is subject to earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, or snow storms, every person should be prepared with several days’ worth of food, water, medicine, or other basic necessities, should infrastructure be compromised. Share the CDC’s recommendations with your patients to... Read More
Disasters, mental health and puerto rico
By: Alma Galván, Sep. 4, 2018
photo credit: CSM[Editor’s Note: September is National Preparedness Month. We are once again deep into hurricane season. Health centers in hurricane-prone regions continue to update their preparation plans to assure readiness in the face of disaster. This interview is from the current issue of Streamline, Migrant Clinicians Network’s in-print quarterly clinical publication providing information... Read More
Five on Friday: Labor Day
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 30, 2018
  Thank you to the mobile laborers across the country -- agricultural workers, construction workers, post-disaster clean-up and demolition workers -- who are often overlooked during our Labor Day festivities but make up an essential part of our economy and our culture. Here are a few articles that were recommended by MCN staff this week. Enjoy your three-day weekend!   ... Read More
Five on Friday: Mental Health vs. Climate Change
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 23, 2018
  August is already packing her summery bags, and September is moving in. For many families with children settling back into new school routines, this can be the busiest time of year. It’s easy to lose track of the critical news stories in migrant and immigrant health. Here are the top five reads from MCN staff that you may have missed.  What did you read that we may have missed?... Read More
Jayuya Team meets with workers
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 20, 2018
  [Editor’s Note: We’re celebrating the work of outreach teams in the Castañer region of Puerto Rico! Three different teams headed out to the streets this summer to provide comprehensive trainings on chemical safety for workers. Here is an update from the team in Jayuya. Read the first blog post here and the second one here.]With the commitment to promote a safe and healthy work... Read More
Five on Friday: Ice traps
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 16, 2018
  We’re approaching the end of National Health Center Week. Health centers across the US serve millions of agricultural workers and their family members, providing a critical link to essential health care services that many otherwise would not be able to access. Confronting numerous compounding barriers that push agricultural workers away from the care they need, health centers step up... Read More
Pesticide poisoning in Monterey
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 16, 2018
"I began crying because I couldn't breath and my vision was blurred," one unidentified worker said."I had a severe headache, nausea, sore throat and numb feet," another employee said.   In the early hours of a foggy summer day last year, 17 agricultural workers near Salinas, California began work transplanting young celery starts. Within hours, they began to fall ill. The night... Read More
Five on Friday: Man spraying pesticide
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 9, 2018
  Remember when school didn’t start until after Labor Day? Next week, some children will already be heading back to school. School start times were once dictated by the fields; for some agricultural worker families, it still is. It’s worth remembering that, as some kids settle back into school, thousands of other children will be moving with their mobile agricultural worker parents,... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 7, 2018
photo credit: Alan PogueIn the spring, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation announced that 209 million pounds of pesticide active ingredients were used in 2016 across the green fields of the Golden State, ranking 2016 as the third highest-use year on record. In Monterey County, in California’s fog-defined Central Coast where lettuce and other greens grow year-round, nine million... Read More
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