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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday: Health Care or Residency?
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 11, 2018
  One year ago this week, #metoo went viral. Its impact was immediate; many were for the first time talking publicly about experiencing sexual violence. Thousands of news articles and millions of social media posts later, #metoo has continued to be relevant. After Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony last month, local and national sexual abuse hotlines saw spikes in calls as women across... Read More
Voces Fuertes Poster
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 9, 2018
  Last month, 30 teenagers from around Berkeley, California, piled onto couches and squatted on shag carpeting in a rec room of a local Presbyterian church. They had been listening to Deliana Garcia, MCN’s Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, and Jillian Hopewell, MCN’s Director of Communications and Education, share real-life stories of how MCN is joining forces with... Read More
Five on Friday: Protected Status
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 4, 2018
  It’s the first week of October, which means that it’s time for MCN’s annual reminder to start thinking ahead to Halloween -- and not just to the details of your child’s Fortnite-inspired costume. It’s time to think ahead to the candy! “Snickers candy bars famously promise to satisfy. But you might find them less satiating if you knew your chocolate could be salted with the tears of... Read More
Del Garcia with Stop TB attendees
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 3, 2018
“Investment follows political will.” -Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, at the UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis“Investment follows political will.” -Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, at the UN High Level Meeting on TuberculosisMigrant Clinicians Network’s Ed Zuroweste, MD, Co-Chief Medical Officer, and Deliana Garcia, Director of International Projects and... Read More
BHW 18  volunteers
By: Luis Retta, Oct. 2, 2018
By Luis Edwardo RettaThis time of the year marks the annual Binational Health Week at the Mexican Consulate of Austin. Along with Ventanillas de Salud all over the country, the Austin Ventanilla de Salud seeks to connect health services to the local community. Migrant Clinicians Network partners with the Ventanilla de Salud to assure continuity of care and connection to health services for the... Read More
FonF: Public Charge
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 27, 2018
  Proposed new rules on public charge, the first-ever United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, Hurricane Florence recovery, and numerous other migrant health-related stories weighed down our thoughts this week. We send our gratitude to the thousands of clinicians who are on the frontlines of these issues, lending their time, expertise, and hearts to caring for some of the most... Read More
Pigs behind fence
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 27, 2018
(Photo by: Sandy Millar)During Hurricane Florence, Joseph “Chip” Hughes, Jr., MPH, was with his family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 120 miles from the coast. But his university town, one that usually avoids hurricane damage due to its inland location, was met with a torrential downpour. He watched the waters rise, flooding his neighbors’ homes, his street, the local shopping center. Hurricane... Read More
Woman receives medical treatment
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 24, 2018
(Photo by Earl Dotter)[Editor’s Note: This week, the current Administration took expected but highly disconcerting action on public charge policy, by releasing preliminary but not finalized proposed changes. Benefits that could be considered to determine whether an immigrant may become a “public charge” and therefore ineligible for permanent residency include: Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy;... Read More
Five on Friday: NFSH Week
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 20, 2018
  Today is the final day of National Farm Safety and Health Week. Agricultural workers face some of the most dangerous workplaces in the country, but clinicians can step up and provide information and resources to help agricultural workers stay safe on the job. Check out some of the great resources from the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, including their Farm Safety... Read More
CSM visits residents
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 20, 2018
Photo by CSMOne year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico. Thousands of people were cut off from basic services and necessities -- but Puerto Rico’s rural community health centers quickly stepped up to fill the void, acting as critical points of command in organizing and distributing aid, food, and clean water; overcoming communication and transportation infrastructure breakdown to... Read More
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