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Five on Friday February 7, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 7, 2020
Whew, it’s Friday! With our ever-faster news cycle -- so much to report! -- lots of health news gets buried under the politics of the day. Five on Friday gives us a chance to dig up some useful and important pieces that you may have missed. Here are five pieces recommended by MCN staff members. Kate shared “Two Worker Deaths in January Show Need for Reforms in US Poultry Slaughterhouses,”... Read More
Clinician talks with patient
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 4, 2020
[Nota del editor: Muchas comunidades todavía no se recuperaban del trauma del huracán María cuando Puerto Rico fue azotado por los terremotos. Si bien la historia de recuperación de cada persona es diferente, y cada comunidad tiene sus propias maneras de apoyar en la recuperación de su pueblo, los proveedores de servicios de salud en toda la isla han descubierto que muchos pacientes están... Read More
Five on Friday: January 31, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 31, 2020
Happy Anniversary, Five on Friday! For the last five years, we at MCN have kept you in the loop on the many useful new resources, pertinent news items, and entertaining podcasts that we have found each week. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our Friday rundown as much as we’ve enjoyed compiling it! Keep sending us your own recommendations… and enjoy your weekend. Karen shared, “US Suicide Rates... Read More
A truck loaded with supplies donated for those impacted by the earthquakes
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 30, 2020
[Nota del editor: Esta es la tercera actualización por parte de Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS, Gerente de Programas en Puerto Rico desde San Juan, Puerto Rico, donde la actividad sísmica continúa alterando la salud y estado emocional de las personas y afectando edificios. Para más información relacionada a los terremotos y el trabajo de MCN hasta el momento, lea nuestras primeras dos... Read More
MCN staff and board at the 2020 Strategic Meeting
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 29, 2020
MCN Staff and Board at the 2020 Strategic Meeting in Austin, TX Migrant Clinicians Network marked the new year with its annual in-person strategic meeting, during which the Board of Directors and the entire MCN staff -- from Austin, Rio Grande Valley, California, Puerto Rico, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania -- met in Austin to build upon our 2019 successes and launch into... Read More
Five on Friday: Gaps in Disaster Relief for Undocumented
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 24, 2020
This weekend, the MCN staff is gathering in Austin for our strategic planning meetings. We get a lot done over just a few days -- and, while we leave the meetings exhausted, we renew our spirits for the year to come. Watch MCN’s social media for photos from our meetings this year! While we were busy prepping for our meetings, on top of our typical workload, we still found time to share some... Read More
Health Network's Alma Colmenero and Robert Corona discuss a case in the office
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 23, 2020
Health Network's Alma Colmenero and Robert Corona discuss a case in the MCN office in Austin, TX.[Editor’s Note: In the last two years, along the US-Mexico border, Migrant Clinicians Network has increased its programmatic efforts to expand Health Network, our bridge case management and patient navigation system for migrants, to serve newly arrived asylum seekers with ongoing health issues. This... Read More
Five on Friday: January 17, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 17, 2020
We made it to Friday after another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are this week’s five articles on health topics of interest that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Alma in Massachusetts forward the Nature Medicine journal article, “Anomalously Warm Temperatures Are Associated With Increased Injury Deaths.”Alma also sent along, “Trump administration... Read More
Marysel Pagán Santana with relief team members in Maricao
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jan. 16, 2020
Por Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS[Nota del editor: Han pasado más de dos semanas desde que Puerto Rico experimentó el primero de varios terremotos considerables. Desde entonces, cientos de miles de puertorriqueños luchan por continuar su vida cotidiana a pesar de que los terremotos continúan. Desde San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS, Gerente de Programas de MCN en PR, nos... Read More
Five on Friday: January 10, 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 10, 2020
 The “Weekly Win” is the final of our Five on Friday recommended reads that celebrates a victory in health justice. With frequency, we find ourselves hesitating at our “wins”; some appear more like a step forward after a giant leap back. This week, all of our Five on Friday recommendations focus on incremental improvements, course corrections, and, yes, a Weekly Win that raises a cheer,... Read More
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