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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN Welcomes Dr. Franyuti and Dr. Shelly to Board of Directors
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 11, 2019
[Dr. Giorgio Alberto Franyuti Kelly and Dr. Robert Shelly]Earlier this year, Migrant Clinicians Network welcomed two new board members to our clinician-driven Board of Directors: Giorgio Alberto Franyuti Kelly, MD, and Robert Shelly, MD, FAAP.Dr. Franyuti is the Executive Director of Medical IMPACT, a nonprofit organization based in Mexico that provides humanitarian medical assistance to... Read More
People standing together on hillside under sun
By: Jessica Candela, Dec. 9, 2019
[Photo by Karl Hoffmann][Editor’s Note: MCN’s California office was established in Chico in 2000 and serves as the hub of education and communication for the organization. In June of this year, MCN brought Jessica Candela, MPA, in to focus on California development and outreach projects. One element of her work is in emergency response after the Camp Fire, which burned just a few miles from MCN’s... Read More
Five on Friday: December 6, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 6, 2019
 As the holidays ramp up, our free time gets sucked away. Here, we’ve collected five health justice pieces that MCN staff read this week, in case you missed some of the stories that matter. What did you read that you recommend to us? Let us know on Facebook.   Jess recommended this great article from her local paper, the Chico Enterprise-Record: “Spanish-Speaking Camp Fire... Read More
Photo of Farmworker parents after participating in a talk with a CHW
By: Katherine Kruse, Dec. 5, 2019
Farmworker parents after participating in an environmental health and safety talk with a community health worker.By Kate Kruse, Project Coordinator, Migrant Clinicians NetworkPrior to living and working in the United States, East Coast Migrant Head Start Project (ECMHSP) staff member José Enriquez was unaware of the multitude of environmental hazards one can encounter in agricultural settings,... Read More
Gratitude In Action: Why I’m Donating to MCN
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 3, 2019
 Last Thursday, before diving into our steaming plates of vegetable sides and stuffing, my family went around the table to say aloud a few things for which we’re grateful. It’s remarkable how, every year, our gratitude is for the most basic human needs. We’re grateful for our loving family. For a warm and safe home. For abundant food on our plates. For access to opportunities that allow us... Read More
Saul Delgado, Health Network Database Specialist
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 2, 2019
[Editor’s Note: Immigration at any age changes life paths. Last week, we featured the harrowing account of escaping communist Hungary, from our Chief Medical Officer, Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH. This week, we are highlighting the immigration story of Saul Delgado, Health Network Data Specialist. Migrant Clinicians Network helps immigrants successfully make their own stories of health and well-being... Read More
Five on Friday November 29, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 29, 2019
 It’s Black Friday -- or, for many of us, it’s Buy Nothing Day! Today, I have the day off, and I’m working hard to eschew the post-holiday over-consumption impulse. Instead, I might spend the day with family, take a hike in the woods, volunteer at a nonprofit that shares my values, or tackle that craft project I’ve been ignoring. There are lots of guides to getting through the holidays while... Read More
Dr. Laszlo Madaras at the Austro-Hungarian border.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 27, 2019
Dr. Laszlo Madaras at the Austro-Hungarian border while traveling in 2019.Fifty years ago, after a year living as refugees, the family of Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, finally arrived in Bangor, Maine from Hungary. Dr. Madaras, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Chief Medical Officer, was seven years old at the time. His first memories of America are tangled up in an American tradition: “We were jetlagged.... Read More
Five on Friday: November 22, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 22, 2019
 We’re wrapping up National Rural Health Week. Our clinician network is spread out across the United States and beyond -- including along some very sparsely populated areas in the countryside. Even among rural areas with thousands of residents, health care services may be fully absent. Rural hospital closures and a dearth of clinicians jeopardize the health of rural residents, both permanent... Read More
CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 21, 2019
CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.[Editor’s Note: Did your issue of Streamline arrive in your mailbox recently? If you aren’t a subscriber, you can get the quarterly in-print journal free of charge by emailing your snail-mail address to You can also read our back issues on our Streamline webpage. To celebrate the release of the... Read More
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