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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN Dairy Worker Training in Wisconsin
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 12, 2015
After a lengthy journey from Maryland, Kerry Brennan, MCN’s Environmental and Occupational Health Program Associate, arrived in Wisconsin last week (to single-digit weather!) to pilot a training that couples English as a Second Language (ESL) with dairy worker safety and health as part of MCN’s OSHA Susan Harwood grant. Kerry also attended a meeting on community health workers (CHWs) at the... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 6, 2015
Is it Friday, already? Here are some great updates on migrant health and beyond, sent by staff members at MCN. We hope you enjoy them.From Jillian, Director of Professional Development and Communications: the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership released a new issue brief that explores the benefits of medical-legal partnerships in health centers.Jillian also recommends signing up for... Read More
MCN and EPA Visit
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 5, 2015
This week, MCN’s Environmental and Occupational Health office in Maryland was thrilled to host our partners from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for visits to several local sites where we could highlight the importance of our collaborative work in reducing the health disparities of agricultural workers. “We’re excited to see that the EPA is really thinking about the Worker Protection... Read More
Human Rights Hearing
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 3, 2015
Ed Zuroweste, MD, MCN’s Chief Medical Officer, will be one of seven expert panelists in a women’s human rights hearing in Texas this week. The event, called Nuestra Voz, Nuestra Salud, Nuestro Texas: A Women’s Human Rights Hearing will take place in the Rio Grande Valley on Monday, March 9, one day after a march and rally in honor of International Women’s Day.The Lower Rio Grande Valley has seen... Read More
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 2, 2015
We’re thrilled to announce the findings of a recent study on Health Network. Here’s an excerpt from our press release: New research released today indicates that Health Network, the bridge case management program provided by Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), is highly cost effective when assisting in the treatment and cure of latent tuberculosis infection in the US migrant population. “For... Read More
MCN
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 27, 2015
Happy Friday! Here are a few interesting pieces to keep us up-to-date in the world of migrant health, as recommended by staff at MCN.Amy, MCN’s Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, sent a New York Times article about a Washington based federal judge who ordered to suspend the practice of detaining women and children crossing the border illegally: “This is an incredibly important... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 16, 2015
Last week, Amy Liebman, MCN’s Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Juliana Simmons, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager, escaped the dreary winter skylines of Maryland for sunny and warm Florida. While we all hope they manage to get some Vitamin D while they can, we know that they are in fact hard at work. Their first stop was to visit child care centers... Read More
Valentine's
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 13, 2015
Happy Friday! Here are some articles, talks, and resources that caught the eye of MCN employees this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.From Charlotte, Development Coordinator: Here's a video interview with Dr. Selwyn Rogers, who is a part of MCN's External Advisory Board. Watch it to learn of his journey to medicine and reflections on health disparities in our health care system. It... Read More
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 11, 2015
For Valentine’s Day, let’s show our love to farmworkers. As clinicians, we care about the health and safety of our country’s 1.5 million farmworkers and their families who work tirelessly to bring us Valentine’s Day flowers and put food on our tables -- and they need our support. Will you join us?In 2014 we responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to the Worker... Read More
The Pump Handle
By: Amy Liebman, Feb. 2, 2015
Editor's note: This post, written by MCN's Amy Liebman, first appeared in The Pump Handle, a public health blog. Please visit The Pump Handle at http://scienceblogs.com/thepumphandle/.Pesticide drift from a pear orchard sickened 20 farmworkers laboring in a neighboring cherry orchard in April 2014, in Washington State, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for... Read More
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