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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

One Year Later
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 14, 2015
[Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring the health needs of the unaccompanied children and mothers with children who arrived at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum during last year’s ‘border surge.’ Subscribe to our blog to receive notifications of upcoming installments.]Luis Zayas, PhD, is the Dean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy,... Read More
Five on Friday | July 10, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 10, 2015
Our work is focused on migrants in the US, but that work necessarily encompasses borders that are thousands of miles away. This week’s Five on Friday takes us around the world and into our own backyard to explore the cultures and policies that shape the day-to-day life of migrants.1. Alma, Health Network Associate, shared this LA Times article on the serious and underreported political turmoil in... Read More
On the Path to Migrant Health
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 7, 2015
[Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a two-part piece on the journey of a young student on the path to serving the underserved through medicine. We first met Stephanie Davenport as an undergraduate, when she presented on incarcerated pregnant women at the National Seminar of Clinicians for Health Care Justice. She is scheduled to begin medical school in 2016; for now, she works at a... Read More
Five on Friday | July 3, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 2, 2015
Proud to be in America? Yes! Last week, in a statement regarding the Supreme Court decision requiring states to recognize same-sex marriage, President Obama said, “Today should give us hope that, on the many issues on which we grapple, many painfully, real change is possible. Shifts in hearts and minds [are] possible.” Change for the better is a real possibility, here in the United States -- even... Read More
Consul General
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 2, 2015
On Monday, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Karen Mountain and Deliana Garcia met with Carlos González Gutiérrez, the new Consul General of Mexico in Austin, TX. He arrived from Sacramento one month ago.“We’re delighted about the arrival of MCN’s longtime friend, Carlos González Gutiérrez as the newly-appointed Consul General in Austin,” said Garcia. In their meeting, the three talked about the... Read More
Bilingual Picture Dictionary for Health & Safety in Agriculture
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 30, 2015
Migrant Clinicians Network is very pleased to offer you a new suite of materials to prevent workplace injury -- all for free. Our Spanish-English Bilingual Picture Dictionary, Seguridad en Palabras/Safety in Words, illustrates occupational hazards and best practices for health and safety in agriculture. Ideal for workers, supervisors, community health workers, English as a Second Language (ESL)... Read More
Affordable Care Act
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 29, 2015
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which affirms the federal government’s ability to distribute subsidies to individuals. This ruling assures roughly 6 million lower-income people in the US will maintain access to more affordable health care through the federal health insurance marketplace. As... Read More
Five on Friday | June 26, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 26, 2015
Let’s celebrate! Three out of five of our Five on Friday selections are clear wins for migrants workers and immigrants in the US, leading to greater workplace protections and better access to health care for many people in this country. 1. From Kerry, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Associate: Remember our post about carpal tunnel in workers at a chicken processing plant close... Read More
Farmworkers Arrive in Washington DC to Push for Stronger Worker Protections
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 22, 2015
In the countdown to the finalization of the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard, what farmworkers and migrant clinicians want to share with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is what it’s like to be exposed to pesticides as a child and retaliated against as an adult for seeking medical help when exposed to pesticides. Currently, a child can mix, load, and apply pesticides and workers... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 19, 2015
Our “Five on Friday” blog posts are always a joyous reminder of how many organizations are working toward the same goals: health justice, a voice for marginalized populations like the mobile poor, rights for farmworkers… It’s thrilling to hear what other organizations are up to, and how we can lean on each other to grow our movement stronger. Plus, it’s Friday -- that’s a joyous thing, too, for... Read More
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