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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
Best of the MCN Blog: Most Important Stories of 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 9, 2020
Happy New Year! In 2019, Migrant Clinicians Network published 167 blog posts. Whew! With so many posts, it can be difficult to keep up! As we start a new year, many articles rise to the top, asking for another read. Here, we take a look at the top ten posts that stand out as beacons on our road to 2020.1. New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Health Network Case Study Highlighting Social... Read More
Manejo y cuidado de la salud en emergencias: Recursos para antes, durante y desp
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Jan. 7, 2020
[Nota del editor: Nos sentimos aliviados al informar que nuestro personal de Migrant Clinicians Network en Puerto Rico se encuentra a salvo después de los varios temblores ocurridos. Nuestros mejores y más positivos sentimientos para nuestros colegas de Puerto Rico que ya trabajan después de estos eventos y quienes continúan aún temerosos de más temblores. Si bien la situación es incierta,... Read More
Five on Friday: 1/3/20
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 3, 2020
 Happy New Year! We are revving up for 2020, and we’re so grateful to have you along the ride with us, working hard for health justice. Here are a few reads that have kept us up to date. Have a safe and healthy 2020!   Jillian shared this climate report: https://belonging.berkeley.edu/climaterefugees  Alma shared an article from EHS Advisor, entitled, “The Top... Read More
MCN logo within a heart shape
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 26, 2019
Migrant Clinicians Network makes us swoon. That’s because, as an organization, it has taken huge strides in improving the health and well-being of migrants and immigrants in its 35-year history -- and 2019 was no exception. As we count down the days to 2020, we reflect on the exceptional year Migrant Clinicians Network has had with the top five reasons we love MCN! 1. Patients who were... Read More
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
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