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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

A woman holding her infant child
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 21, 2019
Marisa*, a 40-year-old asylum seeker from Central America, was seven months pregnant when she was detained by border patrol. While in custody, she started having difficulty breathing, lower abdomen pain, and severe leg pain. After a transfer to the hospital, she was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and given a prescription of Lovenox, an anticoagulant to prevent blood clots from forming... Read More
Five on Friday December 20, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 20, 2019
 Winter is here at last! This weekend, we finally slip out of fall and into the longest night of the year. As the cold, dark days unfold, we turn to issues of environmental and migrant health that roar on even during the shortest days of the year. We’re grateful to all of you, MCN readers and supporters, for your unceasing work to serve the health needs of migrants and other underserved... Read More
Amy Liebman, Motivated Champion of Environmental and Worker Health Justice
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 19, 2019
“I don’t know where it came from. I just have a very strong sense of justice,” declared Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health for Migrant Clinicians Network. Her work, particularly during a life-changing stint at the US-Mexico border and followed by a span of almost three decades at Migrant Clinicians Network, has advanced justice and equity in the exam room... Read More
GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 18, 2019
This month, Migrant Clinicians Network earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest and most trusted source of nonprofit data, on which donors rely to determine the efficacy of nonprofits.By publishing progress metrics, MCN enables donors and constituents to better evaluate how we use our funds to move forward on our... Read More
Deliana Garcia: Intrepid Champion for Health Justice
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 17, 2019
[Editor’s Note: Happy Anniversary, Migrant Clinicians Network! We continue to celebrate our 35th anniversary with profiles of some of MCN’s founding members. Here, we profile the life and work of Deliana Garcia, MCN’s Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues. Make sure to read previous months’ profiles of Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, MS, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Specialist in... Read More
Five on Friday December 13, 2019
By: MCN Admin, Dec. 13, 2019
 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.   Candace shared this lengthy Medscape piece that features too many relatable quotes to pull just one: “Physicians Caring for Migrants Are 'Screaming Into the Void.'” MCN... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 11, 2019
Desde 1984, la Red de Proveedores de Servicios de Salud para Migrantes (MCN por sus siglas en inglés), ha trabajado incansablemente en la construcción de soluciones prácticas en la intersección entre vulnerabilidad, migración y salud –y estamos listos para los siguientes 35 años. Para conmemorar nuestro año de aniversario y celebrar el trabajo importante por venir, hemos actualizado nuestra... Read More
MCN Welcomes Dr. Franyuti and Dr. Shelly to Board of Directors
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 11, 2019
[Dr. Giorgio Alberto Franyuti Kelly and Dr. Robert Shelly]Earlier this year, Migrant Clinicians Network welcomed two new board members to our clinician-driven Board of Directors: Giorgio Alberto Franyuti Kelly, MD, and Robert Shelly, MD, FAAP.Dr. Franyuti is the Executive Director of Medical IMPACT, a nonprofit organization based in Mexico that provides humanitarian medical assistance to... Read More
People standing together on hillside under sun
By: Jessica Candela, Dec. 9, 2019
[Photo by Karl Hoffmann][Editor’s Note: MCN’s California office was established in Chico in 2000 and serves as the hub of education and communication for the organization. In June of this year, MCN brought Jessica Candela, MPA, in to focus on California development and outreach projects. One element of her work is in emergency response after the Camp Fire, which burned just a few miles from MCN’s... Read More
Five on Friday: December 6, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 6, 2019
 As the holidays ramp up, our free time gets sucked away. Here, we’ve collected five health justice pieces that MCN staff read this week, in case you missed some of the stories that matter. What did you read that you recommend to us? Let us know on Facebook.   Jess recommended this great article from her local paper, the Chico Enterprise-Record: “Spanish-Speaking Camp Fire... Read More
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