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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN Adrian Billings
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 1, 2015
[Editor’s Note: Happy Birthday, Migrant Clinicians Network! To celebrate our 30th anniversary this month, we are highlighting one clinician each day who has been honored in 30 Clinicians Making a Difference​​​, in which we profile the work of 30 diverse migrant clinicians from across the country and abroad.]Adrian Billings, MD, has spent most of his career along the US/Mexico border near sleepy... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 1, 2015
Happy May Day! We at Migrant Clinicians Network provide clinicians with the tools and information to assure that all workers, including migrant workers, can get access to health care. We also engage our clinician base by providing timely news and information through many vehicles, including this blog. So, there’s plenty to celebrate this May Day. Here are the top five for this week. 1. First and... Read More
MCN Q&A Ed Zuroweste
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 30, 2015
This week, MCN updated Health Network statistics with its newly-crunched data on tuberculosis patients whose cases were managed by Health Network in 2013.MCN’s Health Network is an innovative approach to bridge case management in operation since 1996. In those 19 years, 8,221 patients have been enrolled in Health Network, with 6,137 of them enrolled as Tuberculosis patients -- that’s almost 75... Read More
MCN Workers Memorial Day
By: Amy Liebman, Apr. 28, 2015
An estimated 54,000 workers died last year as a result of work-related injuries and illness. That figure, released this week for Workers’ Memorial Day by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, includes the 4,000-plus who died on the job, and the roughly 50,000 who died from long-term exposure to hazardous substances like asbestos and benzene. But that shocking figure doesn’t... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 24, 2015
It’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend with the top five items from MCN staff, on the many happenings in migrant health and beyond. Ricardo, Health Network Manager, sent us another awesome map find: “Check out the global health trends under ‘Nutrition and Basic Medical Needs’ and ‘Health and Wellness.’” Tiffy, Graphic Designer, recommends a chilling article in this week’s New Yorker on... Read More
MCN at Salud Para La Gente
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 23, 2015
This week, Juliana Simmons, MSPH, MCN’s Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager, met up on the foggy central California coast with Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA, MCN’s Director of Education and Professional Development. The MCN duo conducted a site visit at Salud Para La Gente, a group of four health clinics in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, which include the fertile Salinas Valley.... Read More
MCN's Jennie McLaurin
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 21, 2015
Last week, MCN’s Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH, MA, headed to the Washington State legislature’s Health and Wellbeing Committee to provide testimony on the wide-ranging effects of drift pesticide exposures in rural communities. She was one of several presenters in the educational session, which also featured the Department of Health covering formally-reported incidents, and a farmworker telling her... Read More
MCN baby
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 17, 2015
Five on Friday: To bring you into the weekend, we present you with the top five items that MCN staff shared this week, on the many happenings in migrant health and beyond. Jillian, Director of Education and Professional Development, forwarded on this release from the University of California Global Health Institute, which reveals the impact of state policies on health of the undocumented. No big... Read More
MCN weekly round up
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 10, 2015
Happy Friday! Time for our weekly rundown of interesting pieces of news and more from our team at MCN. Maps, maps, maps: Ricardo, Health Network Manager, found this new map visualizing the health profile of every county in the US, which notes that “40% of counties are going backwards.”Charlotte, Development Coordinator, responded with a link to this map with county health ratings.Ricardo added... Read More
MCN Building Broader Connections
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 9, 2015
This week is National Public Health Week, in which we celebrate the work we are doing as public health professionals to better the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the country. And today’s theme, Building Broader Connections, reminds us that we can’t do it alone.In one of our newest projects entitled Protecting Children While Parents Work, a collaboration with the... Read More
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