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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN World TB Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 24, 2015
In honor of World TB Day, on March 24th, Migrant Clinicians Network has joined dozens of organizations from across the globe in signing an important letter to global health actors and drug companies “to step up and ensure new and repurposed drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB) drugs reach people who are otherwise without treatment options.”  The letter requests specific actions, including “... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 23, 2015
Today is the first day of Farmworker Awareness Week -- and the last day for members of Congress to sign onto a letter that may greatly affect future access to care for farmworkers. From the Campaign for America’s Health Centers:The FY2016 bi-partisan House letter led by Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Gene Green (D-TX) and the bi-partisan Senate letter led by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 20, 2015
We had a busy week here at MCN -- we're excited for the weekend. Here's our weekly rundown of news and notes in the world of migrant health and beyond, as recommended by MCN staff. Make sure to check back often for more updates, or subscribe to our RSS feed.  Next week is Farmworker Awareness Week!Jillian, Director of Education and Professional Development, reminds us that Health Outreach... Read More
MCN Pesticide Comic Book
By: KerryBrennan, Mar. 18, 2015
[Update: While the comic book campaign has ended, our comic books still live on! All of our comic books, including the pesticide comics listed below, are available to download for free. Please visit our comics resource page to download your copies.]In conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week, MCN announces the availability of our FREE Spanish-language pesticide comic books. These three... Read More
Promotores CHW
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 17, 2015
Tomorrow is the third installment of our ten-episode webinar series for promotores conducted entirely en Español, entitled Principios de Salud Pública para Promotores. The first two webinars -- ¿Que Es la Salud Pública? and Desigualdades en la Atención De La Salud -- were well attended and very highly rated. This unique series is the first webinar series of its kind in the country, providing a... Read More
NWRPCA Open House 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 17, 2015
Last week, MCN’s Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH, MA, joined about 40 others for an open house at the new office space of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) in Seattle, WA. Jennie was happy to celebrate the work of the association, which is very active in supporting special populations through their work with community health workers and outreach in their defined region, which... Read More
Worker in Tennessee
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 16, 2015
Amy Liebman, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, is a co-author of a newly-published article in the Winter 2014 issue of Progress for Community Health Partnerships, a journal published by Johns Hopkins University Press.The article, entitled, “A Campus–Community Partnership for Farmworkers’ Health: Interventions for Tomato Workers in Tennessee,”... Read More
MCN Weekly Round-Up
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 13, 2015
Hooray for Friday! Here’s something to bring with you into the weekend: this week’s news and notes, from MCN staff, on migrant health and beyond. Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed to receive our Friday roundups every week.From Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health: “Last week, we listened to a powerful series on NPR about workers' comp,” that she recommends to our readers. Amy... Read More
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
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