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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday: National Immunization Awareness Month
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 7, 2020
It’s August! It’s National Immunization Awareness Month – and perhaps no other year has needed an immunization awareness month as 2020 does. As children get ready to go back to school (whatever that means these days), many have fallen behind on their vaccination schedules as a result of disruption in care due to and fear over COVID-19. The CDC has released new vaccination guidelines during COVID-... Read More
Dr. Zuroweste, TB Expert, Calls for Increase in Public Health Resources as COVID
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 6, 2020
Tuberculosis kills over 1.5 million people, every year. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, TB experts are gravely concerned that the already unacceptable number of annual deaths from TB is going to grow. Ed Zuroweste, MD, Founding Medical Director of Migrant Clinicians Network, attends to TB patients at seven county health departments in Pennsylvania and oversees the entire state’s TB program --... Read More
Premio de Justicia en Salud Kugel & Zuroweste: Abierto para nominaciones
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 5, 2020
[Ed Zuroweste (izquierda) y Candace Kugel (derecha) con su vieja amiga Deisy Márquez en Honduras.]El Premio de Justicia en Salud Kugel & Zuroweste busca reconocer a un proveedor de servicios de salud sobresaliente en su arduo trabajo para lograr la justicia en salud, brindándole un premio único de $ 1,000 y reconocimiento nacional a través de los canales de comunicación y redes de MCN.Las... Read More
Five on Friday: Public Charge Rule Blocked During Pandemic
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 31, 2020
It’s Friday again – time to gather some of the news and resources that we found most helpful or insightful this week, plus a double dose of the Weekly Win to bring our spirits up! Amy shared the Houston Chronicle article, “'I’m just so, so tired': COVID Taking Emotional, Physical Toll on Houston Health Care Workers.”Kate recommended reading the opinion article in the Annals of Internal... Read More
Update from Witness to Witness: Pivoting to Virtual Peer Support for Clinicians
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 28, 2020
[Editor’s Note: Last week was the two-year anniversary of Witness to Witness! In just two short years, Witness to Witness has supported over 3,000 frontline workers like pro-bono attorneys working at the US-Mexico border, clinicians in Paradise, California after the Camp Fire, and outreach workers at Ventanilla de Salud offices around the US during this COVID-19 pandemic. Kaethe Weingarten, PhD,... Read More
Crónicas del Coronavirus: Actualizaciones en la ciencia para proveedores de salu
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 28, 2020
Los datos sobre COVID-19 continúan acumulándose, y nuestro entendimiento de la enfermedad y su impacto en poblaciones vulnerables como los migrantes ha crecido significativamente desde marzo. Las noticias y las actualizaciones han proliferado a un ritmo desconcertante, dejando a muchos proveedores de salud, incluyendo los trabajadores de primera respuesta como médicos, enfermeras y trabajadores... Read More
Unhoused and Undersupported in Post-Camp Fire Chico, California
By: Ashley-Michelle..., Jul. 27, 2020
By Ashley-Michelle Papon, Project Coordinator, Development and Outreach, Migrant Clinicians Network[Editor’s Note: This blog post comes from Ashley-Michelle Papon, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Program Coordinator in our Chico, California office. Papon provides a snapshot of life in Chico, where the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic is amplified by the pre-existing trauma from the 2018 Camp Fire,... Read More
Five on Friday: The Hidden Toll of COVID-19
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 24, 2020
Welcome back to Five on Friday, your weekly rundown of news and resources on migrant health and beyond, chosen by Migrant Clinicians Network staff. COVID-19 once again dominated the news cycle and our own inboxes, and we share some of the pieces we hope you’ll find useful and informative. Have a great weekend – stay safe!  Kaethe offered up this Spanish-language picture book for... Read More
Supporting Clinicians During Their Most Challenging Moments: Witness to Witness,
By: Laszlo Madaras, Jul. 23, 2020
By Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH[Editor’s Note: Witness to Witness is celebrating its two-year anniversary this week. Migrant Clinicians Network’s Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, reflects on how W2W has supported his work as a clinician on the frontlines. Learn more about W2W at]TS Eliot once wrote that April is the cruelest month, but I... Read More
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
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