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Five on Friday | September 4, 2015

MCN Five on FridayLabor Day: Double issue!

One of the best ways we can honor our country’s workforce is to stay informed on the many issues that affect their health and safety. This Friday, we commemorate the millions of hardworking migrants in our country with a Labor Day Double Issue of Five on Friday. That’s right -- ten articles, calls to action, research papers, webinar announcements and more, all recommended by MCN staff to help keep you updated in the world of migrant health.

Navigating the telehealth waters: Two approaches to telehealth in primary care

Streamline[Editor’s note: This week, drug store chain CVS made headlines for its new partnership with three major telehealth service corporations, giving another boost to the movement for online doctor’s consultations.

Five on Friday | August 28, 2015

Five on FridayMigrant Clinicians Network staff had lots to share this week. Here are the top five reads that we recommend to you.

1. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, offered up this interactive tool that “makes it easy to see how antibiotic resistance for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food has changed during the last 18 years.”

Five on Friday | August 21, 2015

Five on FridayThere’s lots to learn from this week’s list of health justice news and notes, recommended by MCN staff. Have you ever heard of carbon nanotubes? Can you guess the most commonly held job by immigrants in Maine? Read on to find out.

1. Karen, CEO, saw that HRSA announced $169 million in new health center funding.

On the Path to Migrant Health, Part 2

Stephanie Davenport[Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-part piece on the journey of a young student on the path to serving the underserved through medicine. We first met Stephanie Davenport as an undergraduate, when she presented on incarcerated pregnant women at the National Seminar of Clinicians for Health Care Justice. She is scheduled to begin medical school in 2016; for now, she works at a hospital in her home state of Indiana.

Five on Friday | August 14, 2015

Five on FridayAcross the country, the harvest season is in full swing: farmworkers are shaking the almond trees in California, raking the blueberries in Maine, and harvesting the wheat and barley in Minnesota. In the offices of Migrant Clinicians Network, we have been sharing a number of interesting articles and resources that we’d like to share with you. Here’s this week’s Five on Friday:

National Farmworker Health Day: A celebration of migrant clinicians across the country, a review of how far we’ve come, and a reminder of the work that remains

FarmworkersToday is National Farmworker Health Day, sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers. And, while we celebrate the 50-year-long and thriving partnership between health centers and farmworkers, we still have a long way to go. 

Announcing: Streamline, Summer 2015

Our summer issue of Streamline, our quarterly clinical publication, is hot off the presses! Download the new issue and view dozens of back issues here. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the content, in this video abstract from Tiffy, our Graphic Designer. 


ONE YEAR LATER Out of the Detention Center, and Into the Exam Room: What Clinicians Need to Know

By Dr. Ed Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer & Editor

[Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring the health needs of the unaccompanied children and mothers with children who arrived at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum during last year’s ‘border surge.’ Subscribe to our blog to receive notification of all future posts.]

Five on Friday | July 17, 2015

Five on FridayThis week’s Five on Friday provides new clinical resources, articles on migrant perspectives and realities, and, of course, the obligatory light-hearted TED Talk, all recommended by MCN staff.

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