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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Doctor checks on health of pregnant woman and fetus
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 15, 2019
[Editor’s Note: On Friday, a US district court blocked the Department of Homeland Security from implementing the proposed public charge rule. As a result, the rule will not go into effect this week. Nonetheless, the proposal of the rule has, for many months, caused a “chilling effect” among immigrant patients with legal status, and threatens to continue to prompt legal immigrants to discontinue... Read More
Five on Friday October 11, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 11, 2019
 Justice for Migrant Women and HOLA! USA are partnering together to raise awareness about sexual harassment against farmworker women and girls who plant, pick, and pack the fruits and vegetables that puts food on our tables. The #BandanaProjectChallenge will be launched as a part of the International #DayoftheGirl actions taking place throughout the US and around the world. The Bandana... Read More
Woman holding up hand with the word 'STOP' written on it
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 10, 2019
[Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the summer 2019 issue of MCN’s in-print clinical publication, Streamline. Subscribe for free, or read our back issues online, here. This week, Futures Without Violence announced it is accepting applications for Project Catalyst III. Three state or territory leadership teams will be awarded $75,000 each to improve the health and safety outcomes for... Read More
Overcrowding of families at Border Patrol’s McAllen, TX, Station
By: Kate Sugarman, Oct. 9, 2019
[Overcrowding of families observed by the Office of the Inspector General on June 10, 2019, at Border Patrol’s McAllen, TX, Station.][Editor’s Note: Kate Sugarman, MD, is a family physician in Washington, DC; she’s also one of the clinicians working with Migrant Clinicians Network through Medical Review for Immigrants, in which physicians review medical records to assist immigrants with urgent... Read More
Five on Friday: October 4, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 4, 2019
 It’s that time of year again! It’s the first week of October -- Fair Trade Candy Buying Week. It’s a troubling task: if I wait much longer, local stories will be sold out and online purchases may not ship in time. But when I buy early, I have candy sitting around my house for three weeks. If you can handle the weeks of chocolate-covered torment in your own kitchen cupboards, I recommend... Read More
Candace Kugel laughs with a storekeeper in Honduras
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 2, 2019
  [Editor’s Note: Happy Anniversary, Migrant Clinicians Network! We continue to celebrate our 35th anniversary with profiles of MCN’s founding members. Here, we chronicle the career of Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, MS, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health. Make sure to read previous months’ profiles of Karen Mountain, MBA, MSN, RN, Migrant Clinicians... Read More
Five on Friday: September 27, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 27, 2019
 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.   Amy shared a long-form piece on workers’ compensation in California and work injuries among workers lacking authorization to work, “Second Class,” part of a series of reports on the most... Read More
A worker wearing a mask and protective gear
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 25, 2019
[A construction worker wearing a mask and other protective equipment. Photo by Earl Dotter ] For two weeks in November, 2018, the California sun was almost extinguished. The Camp Fire, which quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California history, was torching the northern foothill community of Paradise and its small forested neighbors, burning from November 8th to 25th.  Massive... Read More
CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 24, 2019
[CSM went door-to-door checking on their patients after Hurricane Maria.]Tomorrow, Tropical Storm Karen will bear down on Puerto Rico. As the island braces to be hit once again by another storm -- one which has an increased impact because of the legacy of Hurricane Maria, from leaky roofs, to a fragile electrical grid, to damaged roadways -- we turn to Marysel Pagán Santana, MS, DrPH, Migrant... Read More
Five on Friday: September 20, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 20, 2019
 Are you joining a climate strike in your town today? MCN’s writer and editor, Claire, headed to San Francisco with 55 people -- half of whom are young students -- from her rural town to join in. Climate strikes are happening in most cities in the United States and around the world and today’s actions are expected to be the biggest climate actions in history. Let us know if you participated... Read More
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