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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 7, 2015
This week, Migrant Clinicians Network released the final installation in our video series on Health Network, MCN’s bridge case management program for mobile patients. How does Health Network guarantee continuity of care? We rely on migrant clinicians all over the world, who enroll patients in Health Network and update medical records of their Health Network patients as the season comes to a... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 4, 2015
At MCN offices across the country, we’re bundling up to keep the December chill out. Our thoughts quickly turn to those who live in homes that can’t keep the wind out -- and to those who don’t have homes at all. As clinicians, we know that such circumstances affect health. This week’s Five on Friday showcases the wide range of concerns we have, and how many circumstances affect the health of... Read More
MCN photo by Earl Dotter
By: Ileana Ponce-Go..., Dec. 2, 2015
In the United States, a hunger crisis is taking place, and it is likely to get even worse. As of 2012, 49 million Americans suffer from food insecurity, defined by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as lack of access to “enough food for an active, healthy life.” Nearly one-third of those afflicted are children. Millions of those in crisis don’t even have access to food stamps, according... Read More
MCN Mayra on the path to migrant health
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 30, 2015
Mayra Melendez was seven years old when she moved with her family to Salisbury, Maryland from Lima, Peru in 2001. “My dad came here with an H1B visa, through an employer,” Melendez recalled. “He applied for a green card along the way, but when I was 16 or 17, he found out the green card application had been rejected because one of the lawyers had misunderstood his application… He was rejected... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 24, 2015
How are health centers challenged by referral relationships in specialty care? How are health centers addressing these challenges? We invite our constituents to nominate health centers with innovative approaches to referral relationships in specialty care. Nominees may be featured in a future issue of Migrant Clinicians Network’s in-print clinical publication, Streamline.To nominate a health... Read More
By: Charlotte McCann, Nov. 22, 2015
We’re feeling very grateful for the wonderfully vibrant and dedicated community of migrant clinicians that we serve. Thank you for your hard work in the fight for health justice for the mobile poor! Our successes rely on your dedication to serving mobile populations around the country and beyond.So, before we pull out the stuffing and gravy, we at MCN wanted to share an incredible year of... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 20, 2015
Strife in Central America, scholarships for Mexican Texans, and peer-to-peer phone consultation on substance abuse are some of this week’s stories affecting the health and well-being of mobile patients, shared by MCN staff. 1. Karen, CEO, is interested by Clinician Consultation Center’s free and confidential peer-to-peer telephone consultation, the Substance Use Warmline, focusing on... Read More
MCN photo by Earl Dotter
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 19, 2015
In 2013, Migrant Clinicians Network created a working group in response to a growing concern throughout Mesoamerica: Why are young men coming into emergency rooms and clinics with cases of chronic kidney disease with no known risk factors? And, critically, is this disease prevalent among migrants to the US? Now, we are asking your help to answer these questions.In the last two decades, chronic... Read More
MCN Ricardo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 18, 2015
Last week, Ricardo Garay, MCN’s Health Network Manager arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for multiple presentations and meetings at the Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum, followed by a clinical site training to a New Mexico hospital on Health Network.At the Stream Forum, Ricardo presented on how Health Network can assist health centers in strengthening their patient centered medical home (... Read More
In the Field: 1st Annual Women's Conference
By: Olivia Hayes, Nov. 17, 2015
This weekend, Migrant Clinicians Network co-hosted the First Annual Women’s Conference, with the theme of “Gender, Migration, and Community Leadership,” here in our hometown of Austin, Texas. The conference aimed to increase social service providers' awareness of gender issues, including detection and response to gender-based violence, encouraging a gender-based perspective on migration and... Read More
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