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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Funding Opportunity to Prevent COVID-19 in Refugee, Immigrant, & Migrant Communi
By: MCN Administration, May. 20, 2021
A new funding opportunity is now available for local health departments and community-based organizations to assist these groups to reach refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities to prevent and decrease COVID-19. A strong focus of the project is on strengthening and increasing partnerships between local health departments and refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities, as well as between... Read More
COVID-19 and Childcare Efforts for Vulnerable Families
By: Jordana Oman, May. 18, 2021
[Editor’s Note: This blog post comes to us from MCN intern Jordana Oman, who is a senior at Salisbury University, working toward a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Communications. Her career goal is to help underserved communities receive the quality resources and access to health care that they need to live a healthy life.]For more than a year, “essential” workers have continued to work.... Read More
Five on Friday: Emergency Program Assures Internet Access
By: MCN Admin, May. 14, 2021
Another week is behind us, and another weekend is in sight. Before you head out the door, take a look at the five recommended pieces that MCN staff shared with each other this week. As always, one is a Weekly Win. We hope they are valuable in your own work in health justice. Kaethe highly recommended this article: “House Committee Spars Over High Maternal Mortality in Black Women— Racism in... Read More
"Yes, You ARE Entitled to Your Grief!": Looking at a Year of Many Losses, Many K
By: Kaethe Weingarten, May. 12, 2021
[Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This blog comes from Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Director of MCN’s Witness to Witness program. Keep up to date with W2W by signing up for the W2W newsletter here.]There is no doubt that this past year has been one of grief for millions of people.  I have provided online seminars and met with small groups on the topic of grief and heard... Read More
Five on Friday: National Nurses Week 2021
By: MCN Admin, May. 7, 2021
Happy National Nurses Week! Nurses have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year. We are grateful for their ongoing contributions, their care for the most vulnerable during a terrifying time, their strength to persevere despite the dangers and uncertainties, their willingness to keep coming back to help even more people. Please, thank a nurse in your life this week! On to... Read More
Health Network for Babies, Children, and Mothers
By: MCN Admin, May. 6, 2021
[Editor’s Note: Health Network, MCN’s flagship virtual case management system, is a key element of several programs specifically geared to provide care for asylum-seeking mothers or mothers-to-be, and their infants and children. Support asylum-seeking mothers this week with a donation in honor of Mother’s Day through our #LaborOfLove #TrabajosDeAmor campaign, and receive an e-card to send to a... Read More
Long Path to Nationwide Ban: Chlorpyrifos and Farmworker Health
By: MCN Admin, May. 5, 2021
Last week, after years of effort from environmental health and farmworker advocates, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to essentially ban chlorpyrifos, the dangerous neurotoxic chemical. Despite overwhelming evidence of chlorpyrifos’ toxicity, the EPA failed for years to protect farmworkers from the pesticide, which has already been banned for... Read More
Mother’s Day: A Young Asylum-Seeker Needing Prenatal Care, Health Network, and #
By: MCN Admin, May. 3, 2021
This Mother’s Day, support asylum-seeking mothers to get the care they need for themselves and for their babies. Donate to #LaborsOfLove here.Courage comes in many forms. Often, American holidays zero in on depictions of such strength, celebrating ordinary human beings performing extraordinary acts. Catapulted into cultural concepts of bravery, these individuals are held up as iconic models... Read More
Five on Friday: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 30, 2021
May is just about here – and the crops that define summertime are starting to produce in some parts of the country. That of course means that many migrant workers are planting, tending, and beginning to harvest. Get ready for the warmer months – access our Heat-Related Illness page for a rundown of useful resources like a heat index app, videos for outdoor workers, an archived webinar for... Read More
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: Care for Migrant Women Requires Adjusted App
By: MCN Admin, Apr. 29, 2021
After nearly two weeks of looking comprehensively at all the data on vaccines and their potential side effects, scientists made the decision to reinstate the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) single-dose vaccine in Europe and the US. Other countries are expected to do the same in the coming days.For migrant women ages 18 to 60, who may struggle to complete the two-shot vaccine... Read More
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