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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Call to Action: Protect Maryland Farmworkers from COVID-19
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 22, 2020
This week, Migrant Clinicians Network joined 108 organizations in asking Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to enact emergency orders to protect farmworkers and poultry and seafood workers from COVID-19. Presently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines are voluntary recommendations – not mandatory regulations – that have left workers, critical to our food supply, without... Read More
Five on Friday: The Racial Inequity of the Coronavirus
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 16, 2020
Friday is here again! We had another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network. Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members. Amy shared the disturbing report from ProPublica: “Agonizing Lag in Coronavirus Research Puts Pregnant Women and Babies at Risk.”Amy also shared a report on new research: “... Read More
Movilización comunitaria como modelo para la preparación con equidad
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jul. 16, 2020
Por Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS, Gerente de Programas en Puerto Rico para MCNPor años, expertos del clima han advertido sobre las implicaciones de la crisis climática actual como esto afectará los eventos atmosféricos de temporada a nivel mundial. Hemos visto evidencia desde el 1992 en el primer reporte del IPCC, y ahora lo vivimos. Los reportes advirtieron que los eventos climáticos... Read More
La asociación médico-legal del condado de Monterey sienta las bases para una coa
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 13, 2020
A mediados de marzo, cuando el abrupto cierre que provocó la COVID-19 en California empujó a millones de personas a quedarse en casa, un grupo de defensores de trabajadores agrícolas comenzó a discutir las vulnerabilidades de los trabajadores agrícolas locales que trabajaban en los campos como "trabajadores esenciales", a pesar de los peligros para la salud que implicaba la pandemia. El grupo... Read More
Five on Friday: The Growing Dangers of Pesticides and Heat
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 10, 2020
It’s hot out there! It’s important to stay safe when outside, particularly for workers who may toil for many hours during the hottest hours of the day. Here’s a special heat-related Five on Friday. Stay cool!  Amy recommends “Farmworkers at Risk: The Growing Dangers of Pesticide and Heat,” a report published late last year in English and Spanish.Claire found this article sobering: “... Read More
Five on Friday: Community Health Centers Needed to Stop Pandemic
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 2, 2020
It’s Fourth of July weekend! Please stay safe, wear your mask, and maintain physical distance -- and, if you have a few spare minutes, read these recommendations, from MCN staff: Alma in Massachusetts shared the New York Times opinion piece, “Now Is a Time to Learn From Hispanic Americans,” about the “Hispanic Paradox”: Despite poverty and discrimination, Hispanic Americans live... Read More
Tu voz importa / Your Voice Matters: New MCN Project Elevates Lives of Migrant F
By: Ashley-Michelle..., Jul. 1, 2020
      By Ashley-Michelle Papon, Project Coordinator, Migrant Clinicians NetworkAs Bob Dylan once crooned, the times, they are a-changin’. With news events like the disproportionate death toll of COVID-19 in Indigenous, Black, and Latino communities, the ever-increasing necessity of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the DREAM Act,... Read More
Dr. Eula Bingham: Heroine for workers’ right to safe and healthy jobs
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 30, 2020
Dr. Eula Bingham (2015). Credit: Maryam Jameel/Center for Public IntegrityWritten by Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH, The Pump Handle [Note from Amy K. Liebman, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Director of Environmental and Occupational Health: “Dr. Eula Bingham made a lasting imprint on Migrant Clinicians Network. One of Dr. Bingham’s proudest accomplishments at OSHA, where she served as assistant... Read More
Five on Friday: Artists Create COVID-19 Health Messaging
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 26, 2020
Pride Month is coming to a close. While we celebrate the recent Supreme Court decision that protects LGBTQ+ workers, the National Association of Community Health Centers noted in their recent Washington Update that a newly finalized rule change by Health and Human Services “eliminates some of the nondiscrimination protections in health care and coverage” -- a reminder that we still have a long... Read More
I Worked at the ER Treating COVID-19 Patients, Then My Daughter Got Sick: Frustr
By: Laszlo Madaras, Jun. 25, 2020
MCN's Dr. Laszlo Madaras (right) and a colleague wear PPE at their hospital in Pennsylvania.By Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for the Migrant Clinicians NetworkMy daughter woke me up just after midnight in tears, telling me she suddenly awoke to a racing heartbeat and severe shortness of breath after going to bed just hours earlier and enjoying a deep sleep. She had me worried... Read More
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