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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 12, 2020
The spread of COVID-19 has dominated the headlines, but what does the virus mean for our most vulnerable populations? Migrants, asylum seekers, and immigrants already hit numerous barriers to get even basic health needs met; fear and anxiety over immigration status, ineligibility for health programs, cultural and language barriers, and a lack of financial resources are just some of the reasons... Read More
Five on Friday: March 6, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 6, 2020
Friday at last! Here are some news, views, and announcements that you may have missed during this very busy week, offered up by MCN staff members. Jillian shared the National LGBT Health Education Center’s announcement of upcoming webinars on LGBTQIA+ health, on topics as diverse as diabetes and medical-legal partnership.Karen sent around an article, co-authored by our friends from Hope... Read More
The MCN Health Network team
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 2, 2020
In 2019, thanks to the remarkable support of our network, Migrant Clinicians Network faced many new challenges in migrant health head-on, with innovative resources, programs, training, and technical assistance to empower clinicians serving migrants on the frontlines. We stepped up our direct service programs like Health Network to make positive change in the health of thousands of migrants and... Read More
Five on Friday February 28, 2020
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 28, 2020
On Monday, the new public charge rule went into effect. Although the rule affects only a narrow group of immigrants, health centers are reporting that immigrant patients are canceling health services and food assistance for which they are eligible. Many are doing so out of fear, not facts. Clinicians and health access advocates working with immigrant or migrant populations must fight back against... Read More
Jessica Candela Works with Molly Jolliff on a webinar
By: Jessica Candela, Feb. 19, 2020
MCN's Jessica Candela working with Molly Jolliff on a webinar for those who provide support or services to Camp Fire survivors.[Editor’s Note: In November 2018, Northern California's Camp Fire brought tens of thousands of people fleeing from neighboring Butte Creek Canyon, Concow, Magalia, and Paradise to Chico. MCN's California office, located in Chico, stepped in to assist when community... Read More
Five on Friday February 14, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 14, 2020
Happy Valentine’s Day! We at Migrant Clinicians Network are deeply in love in health justice -- and we’ve dedicated our lives to this work, even when it’s tough. Here are a few pieces MCN staff shared this week, with a double serving of the Weekly Win to lift our spirits as we head into the weekend. Amy shared two new pieces from the Union of Concerned Scientists: a report entitled, “... Read More
Five on Friday February 7, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 7, 2020
Whew, it’s Friday! With our ever-faster news cycle -- so much to report! -- lots of health news gets buried under the politics of the day. Five on Friday gives us a chance to dig up some useful and important pieces that you may have missed. Here are five pieces recommended by MCN staff members. Kate shared “Two Worker Deaths in January Show Need for Reforms in US Poultry Slaughterhouses,”... Read More
Clinician talks with patient
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 4, 2020
[Editor’s Note: The winter issue of Streamline is out! This particularly timely issue includes this article about clinician burnout and overwhelm in the face of trauma. This article is now available in Spanish, to assist our clinical colleagues in Puerto Rico during the ongoing tremors there. The issue also features articles on #MeToo in the fields, on-the-ground pharmacy work after a disaster,... Read More
Five on Friday: January 31, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 31, 2020
Happy Anniversary, Five on Friday! For the last five years, we at MCN have kept you in the loop on the many useful new resources, pertinent news items, and entertaining podcasts that we have found each week. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our Friday rundown as much as we’ve enjoyed compiling it! Keep sending us your own recommendations… and enjoy your weekend. Karen shared, “US Suicide Rates... Read More
A truck loaded with supplies donated for those impacted by the earthquakes
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 30, 2020
A truck loaded with supplies donated for those impacted by the earthquakes[Editor’s Note: This is the third update from Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS, MCN’s Puerto Rico Program Manager in San Juan, as small quakes continue to rattle nerves and damage buildings in Puerto Rico everyday for the last month. For more on the basics of the earthquakes and MCN’s work thus far, read our first two... Read More
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