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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Farmworker sprays pesticide on field
By: Sofia Carrasco, Mar. 28, 2019
By Sofia Carrasco Earlier today, Senator Tom Udall introduced legislation that would ban chlorpyrifos across the nation. The bill, entitled Protect Children, Families and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act, comes on the two-year anniversary of the EPA’s decision not to ban the neurotoxic pesticide, despite evidence that it poses unacceptable risks to young children.“Chlorpyrifos has... Read More
End TB Logo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 25, 2019
[ Graphic from the WHO that illustrates the need for TB treatment globally. ][Editor’s Note: Yesterday, March 24th, was World TB Day. Migrant Clinicians Network has worked hard for many decades to reduce the barriers that people have to accessing and completing treatment for TB, even while on the move. Learn more about Health Network here.]Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of... Read More
Pregnant woman stand in front of agricultural field
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 22, 2019
[Editor’s Note: Congratulations to our Health Network team and our MCN co-writers for the publication of a Health Network case study in the New England Journal of Medicine! Read ahead for more on the case and its implications.]A 39-year-old pregnant farmworker faces numerous health risks. Engaged in heavy physical labor and exposed to pesticides and heat, she may also face poor living conditions... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Mar. 22, 2019
 In case you missed it: MCN was abuzz this week with the the publication of a Health Network case study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Head over there to listen to an interview with Laz about social distance and migrant care. A lot happened in health justice this week, and here’s a small sampling of articles that the MCN team shared for our weekly Five on Friday.   ... Read More
Dairy worker stands in workplace with cows
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 19, 2019
[Editor’s Note: This celebratory blog post comes to us from our colleagues at the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). Please read the original post on the UMASH website. Congratulations to MCN’s Amy K. Liebman and her co-authors for once again receiving recognition for Seguridad en las lecherías! Read more about the project and access materials on our Dairy Worker Safety... Read More
Five on Friday: Pesticide Regulation Protects Workers
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 15, 2019
 Some of our MCN staff are very active in sharing news pieces. This week, we had a deluge of information coming out of every MCN office. Here, we share recommendations from five MCNers -- two pieces from each person. A double-header!   Amy, when sharing the EPA press release on a new law on key pesticide fees and worker protection, said: “This is important legislation that... Read More
MCN and CSM met with Ana Medrano, a community leader living near Hatillo.
By: Amy Liebman, Mar. 13, 2019
[MCN and CSM met with Ana Medrano, a community leader living near Hatillo.]Last week, Puerto Rico, under severe financial constraints, began cutting food stamp benefits for over a million people. The demand for food stamps went up significantly after Hurricane Maria, which threw many previously stable families into hunger. As climate-strengthened disasters like Maria occur with more frequency,... Read More
Picture of doctor Paul Monahan smiling
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 8, 2019
“I speak specifically here of the loopholes in current laws, which exempt migrant and seasonal farmworkers and farmers from basic worker protection standards afforded to all other workers and child labor laws which do the same. There is movement towards promulgating both of those at this time. One of my colleagues, Dr. Paul Monahan, who is sitting in the back row, has information on each of these... Read More
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By: Carolyn Chu, Mar. 8, 2019
By Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc, Clinical Director of the Clinician Consultation Center[Editor’s Note: In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we present this case study of a pregnant woman with HIV, written up by Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc, Clinical Director of the Clinician Consultation Center (CCC). Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and based out of... Read More
Five on Friday Thumbnail - Heat Waves and Human Health
By: MCN Admin, Mar. 8, 2019
  The news cycle overall is speeding up rapidly -- and nowhere was this acceleration more apparent than this week in migrant health. Here are just a few of the pieces that we read and discussed here at MCN. As you can see, big discussions were sparked by our five resources today, with more resources pulled in to move the conversation forward. This is only a fraction of the news pieces... Read More
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