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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 16, 2016
Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Karen, CEO, sent the winners of the National Health Center Week’s photo contest.Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, sent this tribute to social and environmental activist  ... Read More
the photography of alan pogue
By: Admin Guy, Sep. 13, 2016
We celebrate the work of Alan Pogue with a selection of his amazing work with United Farm Workers. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do.             Like what you see? Amplify our collective voice with a contribution.Got some good news to share? Send it to us via email, on Facebook, or on Twitter.Return to the main blog page... Read More
MCN Zika Echo Project
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 8, 2016
Yesterday, over 40 Puerto Rican nurses, promotores de salud, and other health care providers and advocates logged on to virtually participate in Zika ECHO Clinic: Puerto Rico, a new ECHO project facilitated by the Puerto Rico Primary Care Association and Migrant Clinicians Network. The second interactive video conference call solidified the new initiative, the first of its kind in Puerto Rico and... Read More
MCN In the Field - Going International with the Seguridad Project
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 7, 2016
This week, Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, headed to Barcelona, Spain to present Seguridad en las lecherías, an award-winning health and safety intervention for immigrant workers in dairy that MCN developed along with the National Farm Medicine Center and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center. About 50 conference goers attended her well... Read More
MCN In the Field - Ed Zuroweste Presents on Zika
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 6, 2016
A 35-year-old male from rural Puerto Rico presents in your office with nausea, vomiting, and a headache. What is your most likely diagnosis? Dr. Ed Zuroweste, MCN’s Chief Medical Officer, offered up this situation as the starting point for “Global Health at Your Doorstep: Confronting the Zika Outbreak,” presented as part of last week’s Community Health Institute in Chicago. His session’s... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 2, 2016
Labor Day Weekend caps off National Labor Rights Week, which coincided this year with the 50th anniversary of UFW’s march on the Texas Capitol.  Thank you to the migrant laborers across the country -- farmworkers, custodians, construction 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... Read More
MCN In the Field: Occupational Health for Farmworkers in Kansas
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 29, 2016
This week, MCN’s Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health headed to Topeka, Kansas to lead an Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health training, the first training in a yearlong collaboration to integrate a focus on environmental and occupational health into Kansas... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 26, 2016
It’s back-to-school time! Two of our MCNers are away this week, dropping their children off at college for the first time. Many of us, however, still think of those full-grown college freshmen as youngsters in the MCN Austin office! How time flies. Best of luck to Ben and Nathaniel! Whether packing a PB&J in a Minion backpack, figuring out the bus schedule, or trying to find a place that... Read More
MCN kids smiling
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 22, 2016
[Editor’s Note: Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! Has your child recently been visited by the tooth fairy? Today, we offer up the tooth fairy’s favorite topic: dental hygiene. This article, first printed in the Summer 2016 issue of MCN’s Streamline, focuses on Expanded Practice Dental Hygienists in Oregon, who serve underserved populations including children from low-income households. For readers... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 19, 2016
What a beautiful day! A wisp of a fall breeze is tentatively unfurling into the late summer’s heat. Just the right time to spend a few minutes reading. Curl up with these quick reads on migrant health and health justice, as recommended by our staff at MCN. Which ones did you enjoy? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health, found this... Read More
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