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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Statement: Community Health Workers, Outreach & Education Must Be Front & Center
By: Karen Mountain, Sep. 8, 2020
[Editor’s Note: Last week, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Chief Executive Officer, Karen Mountain, MBA, MSN, RN, spoke during the public comment session to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the National Academies’ Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine. Here are Mountain’s comments. A video of the entire five-hour... Read More
Five on Friday: COVID-19 and Social Determinants of Health
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 4, 2020
It's Friday! Time to round up five articles or resources that MCN staff shared this week. Here are our picks for the week. Amy was excited to see that the connection between public health and housing was recognized by the government this week: “CDC Issues Sweeping Temporary Halt On Evictions Nationwide Amid Pandemic.” Candace forwarded on the announcement of a new initiative by Justice... Read More
MCN’s Dr. Ed Zuroweste to New York State Labor and Wage Board on Overtime: “We C
By: Edward Zuroweste, Sep. 1, 2020
[Editor’s note: Back in March, MCN’s Ed Zuroweste, Founding Medical Director, was slated to testify to the New York State Labor and Wage Board on a proposed 60-hours-per-week threshold over which time-and-a-half must be paid to farmworkers. The testimony was postponed because of the pandemic. Dr. Zuroweste was able to testify last week virtually, from his rural home in upstate New York, right... Read More
Five on Friday: "A CIViC DUTY"
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 28, 2020
Have you heard of A CIViC DUTY? No, not your civic duty to vote – although that important civic duty has been called "a public health emergency” recently in some virtual hallways. We’re referring to a new acronym that is being circulated to help people remember the recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19: Avoid Crowding, Indoors, low Ventilation, Close proximity, long Duration, Unmasked,... Read More
Witness to Witness Provides Rapid Psychosocial Support for Community Health Work
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 25, 2020
Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Alma Galván MCH, MCN’s Senior Program Manager, approached Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, Director of the Witness to Witness (W2W) program, to talk about the virus, its disproportionate effects on Latinx communities, and the short- and long-term mental health consequences on community health workers (CHWs), those trying to bolster... Read More
COVID-19: Clinicians Ramp Up Testing, Outreach, Contact Tracing, Partnerships to
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 23, 2020
En Immokalee, Florida, la capital nacional del tomate, el coronavirus se ha consolidado con casi 1.000 casos registrados desde abril. El hacinamiento de las viviendas de los trabajadores agrícolas, el transportarse hacia los lugares de trabajo y el trabajar en los campos ha hecho que los trabajadores agrícolas sean particularmente vulnerables al virus. Ahora, a medida que avanza la temporada de... Read More
Five on Friday: Maternity Care at the Border
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 20, 2020
In McAllen, Texas, MCN’s Nahiely “Pinky” Garcia reports that there is still plenty of good news in this troubling world. She works as a Health Network Associate, linking pregnant asylum seekers and their families with care, from the MCN office inside of the Catholic Charities Respite Center close to the US-Mexico border.  “We have been having new babies here at the Respite Center along with... Read More
Five on Friday: Farmworkers Vulnerable to the Virus
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 14, 2020
COVID-19 continues to spotlight the shocking conditions under which American “essential” farmworkers toil daily. When COVID-19 becomes part of history – which we all hope will be very soon – what will happen to the racist and exploitative structures embedded within industrial agriculture, that have left farmworkers so vulnerable to the virus? Here, we continue to share some of the reports about... Read More
COVID-19, the Immigration Health Surcharge & the UK’s National Health Service
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 13, 2020
[Editor’s Note: This guest opinion article comes from Immigration Advice Service’s Holly Barrow, who shares recent developments in access to the health care system in the United Kingdom among migrants and immigrants, and draws parallels between US and UK essential workers during the pandemic.] In the UK, access to free health care is considered a given for British-born residents - and this... Read More
El libro de cómic de MCN y el currículo para capacitar a los entrenadores ayudan
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 11, 2020
[Nota del editor: ¡Se ha lanzado otro popular libro cómic de MCN! Vea todos los cómics de MCN que están disponibles para descargar gratuitamente aquí. Acceda a todos los recursos y al currículo de capacitación de la Ley de Protección del Trabajador aquí.]La COVID-19 está afectando duramente a las granjas. Si bien los equipos de extensión se han visto forzados a trabajar en el apoyo y prevención... Read More
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