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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 8, 2019
“I speak specifically here of the loopholes in current laws, which exempt migrant and seasonal farmworkers and farmers from basic worker protection standards afforded to all other workers and child labor laws which do the same. There is movement towards promulgating both of those at this time. One of my colleagues, Dr. Paul Monahan, who is sitting in the back row, has information on each of these... Read More
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By: Carolyn Chu, Mar. 8, 2019
By Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc, Clinical Director of the Clinician Consultation Center[Editor’s Note: In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we present this case study of a pregnant woman with HIV, written up by Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc, Clinical Director of the Clinician Consultation Center (CCC). Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and based out of... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Mar. 8, 2019
  The news cycle overall is speeding up rapidly -- and nowhere was this acceleration more apparent than this week in migrant health. Here are just a few of the pieces that we read and discussed here at MCN. As you can see, big discussions were sparked by our five resources today, with more resources pulled in to move the conversation forward. This is only a fraction of the news pieces... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 7, 2019
By Claire Hutkins Seda, Staff Writer and Editor | Translation to Spanish by Marysel Pagán SantanaEl término resiliencia implica que después de un trauma se recupera la condición original. Luego de que los huracanes Irma y María de 2017 infligieron un trauma masivo a los residentes de la isla y a su infraestructura, a Puerto Rico se le ha llamado resiliente, pero, claro, la isla ha cambiado. Es... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Mar. 1, 2019
  Hey, Austin area MCN supporters! #AmplifyATX is going on now: a 24-hour flash-fundraiser to celebrate the impact that Austin nonprofits have on our health and well-being in this glorious city. Amplify our efforts in Austin and beyond: Donate now, in the final hours of the fundraiser! Thank you for your love of MCN and our work. Here are some of the articles we’ve been talking about.... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Feb. 28, 2019
Participants at a health fair organized by Ventanilla de Salud, MCN,and the Consulate General of Mexico, Austin.[ Participants at a health fair organized by Ventanilla de Salud, MCN, and the Consulate General of Mexico, Austin. ]Austin: It’s not only the incubator of groundbreaking music for the entire nation, nor just Texas’s state capital. It’s not all about breakfast tacos and barbecue, here,... Read More
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By: Luis Retta, Feb. 27, 2019
 By Luis Retta, Health Network Associate[Editor’s Note: Migrant Clinicians Network’s Austin office -- a house converted to office, really -- lies south of the river, with a view of Lady Bird Lake, where for decades, we’ve watched the changing downtown skyline. Right off the kitchen, there are five desks arranged around a room painted ocean blue. Phones are ringing, and faxes are pouring in,... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Feb. 22, 2019
  Another very busy week here at MCN! We always find a moment or two to share pieces that we think are relevant to our work. Here are a few that you might find useful as well.   Amy shared, “The Mental Health Crisis Hidden Behind Your Grocery Store Vegetables,” which features Javier Rosado, PhD.  Candace: “This article about health care in Nigerian camps for... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 20, 2019
 Over the weekend, 23 MCN staff members and all eight of our board members gathered in Austin, Texas for a weekend of strategic planning. The meetings, held on Saturday and Sunday with the board and staff together, and Monday with staff only, covered a wide breadth of topics, from the implementation and refinement of our 2018-20 logic model and strategic plan, to the development of a global... Read More
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By: MCN Admin, Feb. 15, 2019
  Today and through the weekend, the Migrant Clinicians Network team gathers in Austin for a strategic planning weekend. While we’re knee-deep in Powerpoints and logic modeling, we hope you can find some time to explore some resources that we shared between ourselves this week:   Alma shared, “Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in US, according to CDC data.” ... Read More
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