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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 11, 2016
Every year, Farmworker Health Day lands in the middle of August, when farmworkers are shaking down the almonds in California, cutting the second harvest of alfalfa in Pennsylvania, and raking blueberries in Maine -- doing the low-paid, high-risk work that puts food on our dinner tables. Many of the front-page news articles influence the health and well-being of our country’s farmworkers, like... Read More
MCN Clinician Guides
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 9, 2016
This week, Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) and Farmworker Justice jointly released three updated field guides for clinicians serving farmworkers, to best equip them with knowledge and resources on federal policies that are critical to the health and well-being of this particularly vulnerable population. The Clinician’s Guide to OSHA’s Field Sanitation Standard, The Clinician’s Guide to the EPA’s... Read More
MCN on Wikipedia
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 8, 2016
What’s new in migrant health? Why, a Migrant Clinicians Network entry on Wikipedia! We’re thrilled to see that MCN is featured on Wikipedia, and we invite you to strengthen the page and contribute to our entry!Why Wikipedia? Wikipedia is the seventh most viewed website in the world, right behind (How did we find out the ranking? From a Wikipedia entry, of course!) The online... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 5, 2016
Welcome to Friday! We hope you're all staying cool this month. Here is our list of the top five health news stories this week: Ricardo, Health Network Manager: "These ‘microhospitals’ provide residents quicker access to emergency care, and they may also offer outpatient surgery, primary care and other services."Jessica, Grant Writer, was surprised to learn that “Your Old Sofa May Have a... Read More
MCN 2016 Streamline
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 4, 2016
It’s here! The Summer 2016 edition of Streamline, Migrant Clinicians Network’s quarterly clinical publication on migrant health, made it to mailboxes all around the country! Didn’t get a copy? You can read it online here (and be sure to send your name and mailing address to if you would like to receive a paper copy of the free journal in the future). Here are some... Read More
Child and Tobacco
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 3, 2016
“On May 5, the FDA announced new regulations prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to children under the age of 18. In announcing the new regulations, the Secretary of Health and Human Services stated, ‘We’ve agreed for many years that nicotine does not belong in the hands of children.’ We agree. --Letter to President Obama, July 16, 2016 Last month, Migrant Clinicians Network joined dozens of... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 29, 2016
 Last one to the pool is a rotten egg! I’m bringing these articles with me poolside, to read while the kids do belly flops and cannonballs. We hope you, too, can find time this weekend to dive into these recommended articles from MCN staff. Kerry, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager on New York State requirement for adequate ventilation in nail salons: “Ventilation... Read More
hands teamwork
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 27, 2016
When Mexican nationals living in Texas need to visit the Mexican Consulate in Austin -- looking to handle documentation concerns like updating a passport, getting copies of documentation, or applying for a student visa, for example -- they can expect a lengthy line while they wait for their turn at the window. The Consulate takes advantage of this wait period to offer information and resources to... Read More
farmworker picking apples
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 25, 2016
In May, the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) met in Maryland to discuss a wide range of issues central to the health and well-being of the country’s migrant and seasonal farmworker population. Recently, the Council’s recommendations from the May meeting have been released.  The Council meets at least bi-annually to advise, consult, and make recommendations to the Secretary... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 22, 2016
Hot July evenings lend themselves well to a lemonade and a paperback. What’s on your summer reading list? Often, with social justice advocates, the latest romance novel just won’t do. Del offered up the Marshall Project’s reading list if you are looking for a good read that also covers important aspects of criminal justice. Got a book to recommend? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter! In the... Read More
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