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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN Workers Memorial Day
By: Amy Liebman, Apr. 28, 2015
An estimated 54,000 workers died last year as a result of work-related injuries and illness. That figure, released this week for Workers’ Memorial Day by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, includes the 4,000-plus who died on the job, and the roughly 50,000 who died from long-term exposure to hazardous substances like asbestos and benzene. But that shocking figure doesn’t... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 24, 2015
It’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend with the top five items from MCN staff, on the many happenings in migrant health and beyond. Ricardo, Health Network Manager, sent us another awesome map find: “Check out the global health trends under ‘Nutrition and Basic Medical Needs’ and ‘Health and Wellness.’” Tiffy, Graphic Designer, recommends a chilling article in this week’s New Yorker on... Read More
MCN at Salud Para La Gente
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 23, 2015
This week, Juliana Simmons, MSPH, MCN’s Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager, met up on the foggy central California coast with Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA, MCN’s Director of Education and Professional Development. The MCN duo conducted a site visit at Salud Para La Gente, a group of four health clinics in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, which include the fertile Salinas Valley.... Read More
MCN's Jennie McLaurin
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 21, 2015
Last week, MCN’s Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH, MA, headed to the Washington State legislature’s Health and Wellbeing Committee to provide testimony on the wide-ranging effects of drift pesticide exposures in rural communities. She was one of several presenters in the educational session, which also featured the Department of Health covering formally-reported incidents, and a farmworker telling her... Read More
MCN baby
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 17, 2015
Five on Friday: To bring you into the weekend, we present you with the top five items that MCN staff shared this week, on the many happenings in migrant health and beyond. Jillian, Director of Education and Professional Development, forwarded on this release from the University of California Global Health Institute, which reveals the impact of state policies on health of the undocumented. No big... Read More
MCN weekly round up
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 10, 2015
Happy Friday! Time for our weekly rundown of interesting pieces of news and more from our team at MCN. Maps, maps, maps: Ricardo, Health Network Manager, found this new map visualizing the health profile of every county in the US, which notes that “40% of counties are going backwards.”Charlotte, Development Coordinator, responded with a link to this map with county health ratings.Ricardo added... Read More
MCN Building Broader Connections
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 9, 2015
This week is National Public Health Week, in which we celebrate the work we are doing as public health professionals to better the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the country. And today’s theme, Building Broader Connections, reminds us that we can’t do it alone.In one of our newest projects entitled Protecting Children While Parents Work, a collaboration with the... Read More
MCN Weekly Round-Up
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 3, 2015
Happy Friday! Here’s our weekly rundown of interesting videos, programs, and stories, on migrant health and beyond, as recommended by MCN’s own staff. Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed to receive updates on our blog posts.  Kerry, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Associate, updated our group on the ongoing Baja farmworkers’ strikes.From Jillian, Director of Education and... Read More
MCN WPS Update
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 2, 2015
How thick is a petition with 21,000 signatures? On Tuesday, Cesar Chavez day, the Environmental Protection Agency found out. The EPA received a petition with 21,000 signatures from individuals across the country, asking them to finalize the Worker Protection Standard by August 18th. Thank you to all of you who signed the petition. We, along with our partner organizations like Farmworker Justice,... Read More
MCN Cesar Chavez Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 31, 2015
Today is Cesar Chavez Day, in which we celebrate the birthday of a farmworker who fought for basic human rights and dignities for fellow farmworkers. And yet, decades later, there is still so much work to be done. The recent strikes in Baja California by farmworkers asking for a living wage and better conditions mirror the demands of Chavez and farmworkers of 40 years ago just north of the border... Read More
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