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Wakeup Call: Climate Change and Public Health Report

MCN[Editor’s note: This week is National Public Health Week. Climate change has long been recognized as a significant and emerging global public health threat.

Transnational Tuberculosis: Q&A with Dr. Cynthia Tschampl

MCNLast week, a newly published paper indicated that over 2,800 people leave the United States with active tuberculosis (TB) each year, while only ten percent receive continuity of care services like those provided by Migrant Clinicians Network’s Health Network. Without bridge case management, such cases could lead to incomplete treatment and development of drug resistance.

New Research Indicates Need for Case Management for Mobile Tuberculosis Patients

AUSTIN, TX -- March 3, 2016 -- A new journal article released today revealed that an average of 2,827 people with active tuberculosis (TB) leave the United States each year, and only about ten percent of those patients receive case management to assure treatment continuation and completion at their new destination.

Five on Friday | February 26, 2016

MCNFriday is once again tugging on our brains, luring us into the weekend… What are your plans for this weekend? Care to add a little bit of health justice reading into the mix? Here are a few recommendations from MCN staff.

Visiting Scholar: Li Ling

MCNThis quarter, Migrant Clinicians Network is hosting Li Ling, PhD, a visiting scholar focused on migrant health policy and public health in her home country of China.  Dr. Ling is enjoying a multi-month stay at MCN’s main office in Austin, Texas, punctuated by short trips to MCN satellite offices in Maryland and California. 

Chronic kidney disease of nontraditional cause: Emerging issue and call for your participation

MCNIn 2013, Migrant Clinicians Network created a working group in response to a growing concern throughout Mesoamerica: Why are young men coming into emergency rooms and clinics with cases of chronic kidney disease with no known risk factors? And, critically, is this disease prevalent among migrants to the US? Now, we are asking your help to answer these questions.

Announcing: Streamline Autumn 2015

Our fall 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 produced by Tiffy Daud, our Graphic Designer. 

Five on Friday | September 25, 2015

MCN Five on FridayTo round out our celebration of National Farm Safety and Health Week, we dedicate this week’s Five on Friday blog to the health and well-being of children in agricultural settings. Here are some recommendations from our staff.

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.

Five on Friday | May 29, 2015

MCN Five on FridayAs we approach the end of May, we know that many health centers’ migrant programs are kicking into full gear. Perhaps you need a moment’s rest after a busy week? Or maybe you would like to catch up on the goings-on in the world of health justice for mobile populations? Check out the top five suggested readings from our staff at MCN. 

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