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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 19, 2018
 Every morning for three weeks, MCN’s Co-Chief Medical Officers, Ed Zuroweste, MD, and Laszlo Madaras, MD, woke up early in Majuro, the capital city of the Marshall Islands, and went for a run. Despite the scenery -- a gorgeous atoll with white sand beaches and nodding palm trees -- the duo did little else for the day that would constitute a vacation.  As volunteer physicians, they... Read More
farmworkers pose with harvested produce
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 17, 2018
Photo by Earl Dotter“I came of age professionally in the worker health and safety movement with Earl Dotter’s images, bringing to life, in often painful ways, worker struggles and reinforcing the ongoing need to carry on the fight for worker safety.” -- Amy Liebman, MPA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health at MCN, in the introduction to the chapter about farmwork in “LIFE'S WORK, A... Read More
Five on friday: Support for health centers in hurricanes
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 13, 2018
  Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members.   Karen, CEO, shared “As Ebola Case Counts Climb, Multiple Outbreaks Beat Down on the DRC.”   Jillian, Director of Education and Communication, asks health center... Read More
Reprint: Hurricane deaths in PR
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 13, 2018
 [Editor's Note: Experts on the ground agree with the medical publication: the death toll from Maria was devastating. In this interview from May, Dr. Jose O. Rodriguez, Family Medicine Specialist and Medical Director of General Hospital Castañer in Puerto Rico explains why so many people died in the wake of Hurricane Maria.]New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine... Read More
Training Parents as Community Health Workers
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 12, 2018
The downpours over the weekend ahead of Hurricane Florence did not dampen the spirits of the 14 farmworker parents participating in MCN’s Community Health Worker (CHWs) training in collaboration with East Coast Migrant Head Start Project. Alma Galván, MHC, Senior Program Manager for MCN, drove down to Virginia’s Eastern Shore to head up two workshops in two different towns, to equip farmworker... Read More
Five on Friday: National Preparedness Month
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 6, 2018
  September is Preparedness Month, with the first week dedicated to personal preparedness. Whether your region is subject to earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, or snow storms, every person should be prepared with several days’ worth of food, water, medicine, or other basic necessities, should infrastructure be compromised. Share the CDC’s recommendations with your patients to... Read More
Disasters, mental health and puerto rico
By: Alma Galván, Sep. 4, 2018
photo credit: CSM[Editor’s Note: September is National Preparedness Month. We are once again deep into hurricane season. Health centers in hurricane-prone regions continue to update their preparation plans to assure readiness in the face of disaster. This interview is from the current issue of Streamline, Migrant Clinicians Network’s in-print quarterly clinical publication providing information... Read More
Five on Friday: Labor Day
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 30, 2018
  Thank you to the mobile laborers across the country -- agricultural workers, construction workers, post-disaster clean-up and demolition workers -- who are often overlooked during our Labor Day festivities but make up an essential part of our economy and our culture. Here are a few articles that were recommended by MCN staff this week. Enjoy your three-day weekend!   ... Read More
Five on Friday: Mental Health vs. Climate Change
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 23, 2018
  August is already packing her summery bags, and September is moving in. For many families with children settling back into new school routines, this can be the busiest time of year. It’s easy to lose track of the critical news stories in migrant and immigrant health. Here are the top five reads from MCN staff that you may have missed.  What did you read that we may have missed?... Read More
Jayuya Team meets with workers
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 20, 2018
  [Editor’s Note: We’re celebrating the work of outreach teams in the Castañer region of Puerto Rico! Three different teams headed out to the streets this summer to provide comprehensive trainings on chemical safety for workers. Here is an update from the team in Jayuya. Read the first blog post here and the second one here.]With the commitment to promote a safe and healthy work... Read More
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