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Taking a Pulse: Migrant Clinicians Network’s 2019 Poll
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 19, 2019
  A new Migrant Clinicians Network poll of 71 health care providers and clinical staff from 16 US states and Puerto Rico found that 68 percent of respondents have seen a change in immigrant or migrant patients’ attitudes or feelings toward health care access or receiving care.  Of those who indicated that they have seen a change, 40 percent have seen this change only in the last... Read More
In Memoriam: Charles Van Der Horst, MD
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 18, 2019
Migrant Clinicians Network mourns the passing of Charles Van Der Horst, MD, a fierce advocate for health access, a prominent HIV/AIDS researcher, and emeritus professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [ Charles Van Der Horst, MD was arrested for civil disobedience in protest of the General Assembly's refusal to accept Medicaid expansion... Read More
Five on Friday: Father's Day
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 14, 2019
 Happy Father’s Day! This Sunday, skip the new barbecue tools and cologne, and give the father in your life the gift of health. Go for a family day hike, swim some laps in the local community pool, or enjoy a heart-healthy vegetable-rich picnic lunch. Heart disease is the number one killer of men in the US regardless of race or ethnicity, and diet and exercise can prevent it. Among men... Read More
Toldos Azules: Puerto Rico, la temporada de huracanes y las poblaciones vulnerab
By: Marysel Pagan-S..., Jun. 13, 2019
[ por CSM ][Nota del editor: Esta semana, iniciamos una breve serie de blogs a lo largo de la temporada de huracanes 2019 centrada en Puerto Rico. Aquí, la Gerente del Programa de Puerto Rico de MCN, Marysel Pagán-Santana, MS, DrPH, nos da la actualización desde el campo. Como nota adicional, esta es la primera vez que presentamos a Pagán-Santana como doctora en salud pública (DrPH). ¡Felicidades... Read More
Desde el campo: Salud ocupacional en Calexico CA con la Ventanilla de Salud del
By: Alma Galván, Jun. 11, 2019
 Como parte de las actividades del  programa de Creación de Capacidades sobre Salud y Seguridad de los Trabajadores de Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)  financiado por el programa Susan Harwood de la Administración de  Seguridad y Salud del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos cruce todo el país para presenciar entrenamientos y proporcionar asistencia técnica en una... Read More
Five on Friday: World Day Against Child Labor
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 7, 2019
 On June 12th, we honor World Day Against Child Labor. Launched by the International Labor Organization in 2002, it brings our attention to the continued problem of children at work throughout the world. This week, the Washington Post ran two articles of note on child labor: the first, a disturbing piece on child migrant labor in the chocolate industry, and the second, a piece on child labor... Read More
Gena Byrd on site with H2A farmworkers
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 5, 2019
[The Greene County Health Care staff. Gena Byrd is third from the right.]“It’s very, very busy this time a year.” That’s the update from Gena Byrd, RN, a nurse with Greene County Health Care, a community health center in North Carolina. One of the true migrant health centers, Greene County supports its mobile agricultural workers through a robust in-the-field program, through which Byrd logs many... Read More
Woman looks out from under umbrella in the rain.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 4, 2019
John Ghertner, MD, has been living and working as a physician for the migrant community in the Finger Lakes region of New York State since around 1980.  His integration into the community -- he says he’s a padrino for several children, and is a designated guardian for a local child should the parents be deported --  has led him to be a migrant health advocate as well, even after... Read More
Five on Friday: National Heat Awareness Day
By: MCN Admin, May. 31, 2019
 Today is National Heat Awareness Day. As we roll into the summer, with the Southwest already experiencing a significant heat wave, let’s take a moment to read up on the news, resources, and information around heat-related illness, with our five recommendations from MCN staff.   Alma sent along the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards’ “Safeguarding Summer”, which highlights the... Read More
Declaración de MCN: Los centros de detención no son apropiados para los niños
By: MCN Admin, May. 29, 2019
 Las muertes repetidas y evitables de niños migrantes en detención son inadmisibles. Nosotros, en Migrant Clinicians Network, exigimos la implementación inmediata de salvaguardas más adecuadas y mejores condiciones para disminuir la probabilidad de muerte entre los niños recluidos en centros de detención.  Como clínicos, reconocemos el impacto que el estrés y el trauma antes y después... Read More
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