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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Orange trees in an orchard
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 2, 2019
 In May, the New York Times ran an article on the recent and significant increase in the use of antibiotics on orange groves in Florida to combat citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that is decimating citrus crops across Florida and threatening California’s. The Environmental Protection Agency is expanding the permitted use of streptomycin and oxytetracycline despite “strenuous... Read More
MCN 35 year anniversary logo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 1, 2019
 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Migrant Clinicians Network. Since first embarking on this road to empower clinicians serving migrants in 1984, MCN has pushed for health justice throughout the US and beyond. From our innovative and life-saving virtual case management system, Health Network, to powerful and popular ECHO projects, in-person trainings, and webinars, MCN has brought practical... Read More
Five on Friday: Pride Month
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 28, 2019
 Today is the last Friday of June, and as Pride Month wraps up, we thought we’d dedicate this week’s Five on Friday to LGBTQ+ health. Here are five recommended reads from MCN staff in this special Pride edition of Five on Friday.   How the Stonewall Riots Affected LGBTQ Health Care“In many ways, the riots also brought attention to the unique health care needs of the gay... Read More
ICE agent putting on gear
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 27, 2019
"La próxima semana, ICE comenzará el proceso de remover a los millones de extranjeros ilegales, que ilícitamente han encontrado su camino hacia Estados Unidos". – El Presidente Trump, comunicó a través de Twitter,  el pasado 17 de junio de 2019.La Red de Proveedores de Servicios de Salud para Migrantes (MCN por sus siglas en inglés) reprueba enérgicamente el anuncio de la administración... Read More
The Rodriguez family. Front row: Liliana, 13, and Alejandro, 10. Back row: Adria
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 27, 2019
The Rodriguez family. Front row: Liliana, 13, and Alejandro, 10. Back row: Adrian,15; Jose, father; Izaak, 18; and Carmen, mother.[Editor’s Note: It’s the end of Pride Month. Today, we hear from the mother of a transgender boy, on the struggles and joys of accepting a child for who he is. See below for resources for clinicians serving transgender patients.]Four years ago, Carmen Rodriguez had... Read More
Kevin Alfaro-Martinez and Eva Galvez stand in front of health center.
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 25, 2019
Kevin Alfaro-Martinez and Eva Galvez stand in front of health center.Kevin Alfaro-Martinez is a Primary Care Community Outreach Worker at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, a community health center with several clinics in the suburban and agricultural regions just west of Portland. In 2007, Virginia Garcia launched care teams, with a referral coordinator, patient care coordinator, and nurse... Read More
Thumbnail of Farmworkers working in an agricultural field
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 21, 2019
 It’s summer solstice! Before you head out to enjoy an extra-long light-filled evening, take a moment to read five of the news pieces that we shared among ourselves here at MCN this week.   Karen shared a piece from Australia, “High Stillbirth Rates in Migrant and Refugee Women Can Be Prevented.” She also sent an article about what happens when a migrant child crosses the... Read More
Taking a Pulse: Migrant Clinicians Network’s 2019 Poll
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 19, 2019
  Una nueva encuesta de Migrant Clinicians Network de 71 proveedores de atención médica y personal médico de 16 estados y Puerto Rico encontró que el 68 % de los encuestados han visto un cambio en las actitudes o percepciones de los pacientes inmigrantes o migrantes hacia el acceso a la atención médica o la atención que reciben. De aquellos que indicaron que han visto un cambio, el 40... Read More
In Memoriam: Charles Van Der Horst, MD
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 18, 2019
Migrant Clinicians Network mourns the passing of Charles Van Der Horst, MD, a fierce advocate for health access, a prominent HIV/AIDS researcher, and emeritus professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. [ Charles Van Der Horst, MD was arrested for civil disobedience in protest of the General Assembly's refusal to accept Medicaid expansion... Read More
Five on Friday: Father's Day
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 14, 2019
 Happy Father’s Day! This Sunday, skip the new barbecue tools and cologne, and give the father in your life the gift of health. Go for a family day hike, swim some laps in the local community pool, or enjoy a heart-healthy vegetable-rich picnic lunch. Heart disease is the number one killer of men in the US regardless of race or ethnicity, and diet and exercise can prevent it. Among men... Read More
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