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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday: Focusing on Vaccination
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 15, 2021
Another busy week in the world of migrant health! Somehow, it’s already Friday. Time to round up five articles or resources that MCN staff shared. Here are our picks for the week. Karen forwarded the Physicians for Human Rights report, “Praying for Hand Soap and Masks: Health and Human Rights Violations in U.S. Immigration Detention during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”Ed offered up this quick... Read More
Top Six COVID-19 Resources for Vaccine Readiness for Immigrant and Migrant Commu
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 13, 2021
Clinics, health centers, and health departments around the country are looking ahead to the vaccination of essential worker populations like farmworkers, who in many states are eligible for vaccination during Phase 1B, after frontline health workers and long-term care facility workers and residents have gained access to COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 1A. Essential food workers are not just at... Read More
Position Statement: Everyone Needs an Opportunity to Be Vaccinated
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 12, 2021
Last week, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts stated that workers who lack authorization to live or work in the US would not be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in his state, later clarifying that the state will prioritize citizens and legal residents, leaving frontline meatpacking workers who lack authorization to work at the end of the line for vaccination, despite their “essential” status.... Read More
Five on Friday: New Year 2021
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 8, 2021
Happy new year! Lots of work to do this year in health justice. Here are a few resources, recommended by MCN staff, to help us push forward.   Luis shared “Guía de autocuidado en diabetes durante una contingencia,” from the Asociación Mexicana de Diabetes.Amy shared The Year in US Occupational Health and Safety.Cloé recommended a January 14th webinar, “Addressing the Role of the... Read More
¿Por qué la implementación de programas comprensivos de salud ocupacional de per
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jan. 5, 2021
Por: Marysel Pagán-Santana, DrPH, Gerente Principal de Programas en Puerto RicoUno de los temas de discusión pública que más se ha repetido en Puerto Rico y alrededor del mundo es la apertura de las instituciones educativas en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19. Según UNESCO, esta emergencia de salud pública ha provocado el cierre de escuelas a nivel nacional en más de 160 países, afectando más de... Read More
MCN Joins Lawsuit to Stop Trump Administration’s Rollback of AEZ, A Critical Pes
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 5, 2021
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory standard that protects farmworkers from pesticide poisoning. But the Trump Administration has actively worked to roll back a key and basic provision of the WPS: the Agricultural Exclusion Zone, or AEZ. This rule creates simple boundaries to ensure that no one gets sprayed during a pesticide application.... Read More
Witness to Witness: Aspects of Flourishing During the Holidays
By: Kaethe Weingarten, Dec. 22, 2020
[Editor’s Note: The holidays are upon us! Today, we turn to Witness to Witness (W2W), Migrant Clinicians Network’s program that serves those who are in high stress jobs working with vulnerable clients who are themselves experiencing high levels of stress. Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, the founder of W2W, sends out a bimonthly newsletter. Today’s blog post is a peek into her newsletter, which includes a... Read More
Prioritizing Farmworkers and Other Essential Food Workers for the COVID-19 Vacci
By: MCN Admin, Dec. 21, 2020
Yesterday, the Center for Disease Control Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that essential workers, including food and farm workers, receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the next distribution phase. Together with Farmworker Justice, Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) submitted comments to the ACIP to prioritize farmworkers and essential food system workers. We urge states... Read More
Five on Friday: Coping With COVID-19 and the Holidays
By: MCN Admin, Dec. 18, 2020
This week’s Five on Friday continues our efforts to support frontline clinicians who are serving immigrant and migrant communities, by sharing some of the most useful articles and resources that we gathered this week. Here they are, recommended by MCN staff:  Roxana found these “Six Mindfulness Activities Specific to Coping with COVID-19 and the Holidays” to be helpful. Candace... Read More
Partnering Through the Pandemic: Keystone Health Agricultural Worker Program’s F
By: Noel Dufrene, Dec. 17, 2020
Earlier this year, Melanie Finkenbinder, MD, shared the best practices that Keystone Health, a health center in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was using to fight COVID-19 in migrant agricultural worker camps. Six months later, after Pennsylvania’s main agricultural seasons have come to an end, and most migrants have either returned to their country of origin or moved southward for more... Read More
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