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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Child in clinic
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 19, 2016
Several years ago, to respond to the increasing need for primary care services after the Affordable Care Act went into effect, Congress authorized the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. The idea was that Teaching Health Centers (THCs) would host primary care and dental residents in community-based settings, exposing them to the world of health care for low-income and... Read More
five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 15, 2016
Happy Friday to you! We’ve got the top five recommended reads from Migrant Clinicians Network staff, to send you off happily into your weekend. Karen, Chief Executive Officer, enjoyed Texas Monthly’s interview of Clay Johnson, MD, the Dean of UT-Austin’s brand-new Dell Medical School. The wide-ranging interview touches on disparities in health access in Austin: “How do we produce the models... Read More
child on farm
By: Juliana Simmons, Jul. 12, 2016
A child dies in an agriculture-related incident every three days in the United States, and 33 children are injured in agriculture-related incidents daily. Clinicians need to know the facts, so they can relate critical safety information to agricultural families, to ensure that children who spend time on farms and in ranches stay safe.With this in mind, Migrant Clinicians Network recommends the... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 7, 2016
High fives all around -- we made it to another weekend! Before you grab the sunglasses, hat, and sunblock (with a SPF 30 or higher, right?), take a look at the top five reads from Migrant Clinicians Network staff. Here’s what was floating around our inboxes this week. What was in yours? Share with us on Facebook or Twitter. Jillian, Director of Education and Professional Development,... Read More
Map Health Network MCN Bridge Case Management
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 7, 2016
How do countries utilize limited resources to effectively combat TB in mobile populations, who are often the hardest to reach and to maintain in care? Health Network is an international model proven to be effective in reducing TB among migrants.  Health Network, Migrant Clinicians Network’s international bridge case management system, ensures that patients on the move can stay in care,... Read More
Farmworker applying pesticides
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 5, 2016
Farmworkers need to be able to access the names of chemicals with which they work, but a new rider on a bill in the House of Representatives limits just that. On Friday, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Ed Zuroweste, MD, and Amy K. Liebman published an opinion piece in the Albany Times-Union on the shocking and unacceptable attempt to reduce American farmworkers’ right to know.The rider, on the new... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 1, 2016
 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Here, here! Exactly 240 years later, we still value these same rights. We are working hard in migrant health to enable all people in this country to pursue and achieve a happy... Read More
migrant and son in poor housing
By: Anonymous, Jun. 29, 2016
[Editor’s note: This blog was written by Farmworker Justice. Farmworker Justice is a national farmworker advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. FJ’s blog, Harvesting Justice, can be found here.] For many farmworkers, home is not a welcome refuge after a long day in the fields. Often poorly maintained and overcrowded, their homes may in fact add to their stress. While there are relatively few... Read More
boat on the water at sunset
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 28, 2016
Over the weekend, Migrant Clinicians Network hosted its biannual Board of Directors in-person meeting in muggy Austin, Texas. The big news out of the meeting is the change in board members, as we welcomed three new talented and enthusiastic members, and said goodbye to three well loved and hardworking board members. Emma Zavala-Suarez, JD, Bruce Gould, MD, FACP, and Kristine McVea, MD, MPH... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 24, 2016
Happy first weekend of summer! Before you grab the swim goggles and the beach towels, why not peruse the top five recommendations from MCN staff? We collect relevant news, resources, and announcements to keep you updated in the world of migrant health.  Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, was dismayed to read that anyone would try to limit a farmworker from knowing that... Read More
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