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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Semana Binacional de Salud: Ventanillas de Salud brindan oportunidades de salud,
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 26, 2021
A principios de este mes, en un cálido sábado en la cafetería de una escuela primaria en Austin, Texas, decenas de familias fueron acudieron a su cita, con su cubreboca puesto y guardando su distancia, para recibir  exámenes de la vista gratis. Niños pequeños de tres años hacia arriba, incluidos sus padres, fueron atendidos por voluntarios  del Club de Leones encargados de realizar... Read More
Five on Friday: FDA to Allow Mixing and Matching of COVID-19 Boosters
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 22, 2021
It’s Friday! Time to peek into the inboxes of MCN staff. Each week, we share lots of news, resources, and videos among ourselves to keep up to date. Here are a few we wanted to highlight. Wilmarí shared new data from Puerto Rico of the time-varying effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines.Leslie recommended the NESAWG conference in Spanish: “It Takes a Region” ConferenciaAníbal forwarded on... Read More
Eleven Tips for Sustainable Activism Without Getting Overwhelmed
By: Kaethe Weingarten, Oct. 20, 2021
Albert Einstein said, “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”  I hope I am not being presumptuous to add a corollary: “Not everything that counts can count for me.”  I add this sentence because it is something we attend to at Witness to Witness (W2W) all the time, since it is one of our approaches to managing the... Read More
Partner Spotlight: La Mujer Obrera fights COVID-19 in El Paso
By: Robert Kinnaird, Oct. 19, 2021
[Editor’s Note: Since July 2021 Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (Alianza), Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), Rural Coalition (RC) and 20 organizational partners and members have mobilized 221 community health outreach workers across 20 states and Puerto Rico to encourage vaccination within Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) rural communities. Funded by an $8.1 million grant from HRSA,... Read More
Five on Friday: Interconnections and Violence in our Food System
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 15, 2021
Pull out the popcorn -- Five on Friday is going to the movies! While not exactly full-length Hollywood blockbusters, we thought you’d enjoy some visual content for this week’s blog post highlighting health justice news that have been shared by MCN staff. Enjoy! Esther shared this hilarious and insightful Jon Oliver episode on misinformation among immigrant communities. Deliana shared... Read More
Include the Alias? Skip the Real Name? COVID-19 Vaccination Card Recommendations
By: Robert Kinnaird, Oct. 12, 2021
Names can be a complex thing for immigrant and migrant workers. These workers often must use a pseudonym in workplaces, as they may lack documentation to legally work in the United States using their birth name. While this process can lead to short-term benefits for workers, it can also create unexpected problems. Because of recent vaccine mandates which dictate that large companies with at least... Read More
Five on Friday: #Immigrants Are Essential
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 8, 2021
Friday has finally arrived! Here are five resources & reads that MCN staff shared this week as we keep up with the world of health justice. We share tons more throughout the week on our Twitter and Facebook accounts – be sure to follow us there. You know about the loss of smell and taste, but have you ever heard of Covid Toes? Robert shared this article about painful foot lesions . ‘... Read More
Pregnant? Get Vaccinated Immediately, Says the CDC with New Data in Hand
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 6, 2021
Last week, three pregnant women with severe COVID checked into a rural hospital in Pennsylvania.  Two required intubation and ventilation, and then were quickly transferred to the ICU. These patients were first evaluated in the ER by the hospitalist group of doctors including Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Chief Medical Officer, and a hospitalist. He has been working... Read More
Preguntas frecuentes: La vacuna COVID-19 y migrantes, inmigrantes y trabajadores
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 6, 2021
La Red de Proveedores de Servicios de Salud para Migrantes (MCN por sus siglas en inglés) continúa recibiendo preguntas de nuestra red clínica sobre cómo preparar a sus comunidades de migrantes, inmigrantes y trabajadores agrícolas para la distribución de vacunas. Si bien se ha declarado que en EE. UU. las vacunas están disponibles para todas las personas mayores de 12 años, en realidad, las... Read More
Extreme Heat Is a Killer. A New Federal Initiative Prioritizes Worker Health and
By: Kathleen Rest, Oct. 4, 2021
By Kathleen Rest, Executive Director of Union of Concerned Scientists[Editor’s Note: At the end of September, Kathleen Rest published this post on The Equation, the blog for the Union of Concerned Scientists. You can read the original article here. Almost every month, a new heat record is broken as the climate crisis deepens, and, almost every month, an outdoor worker dies on the job as a result... Read More
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