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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Five on Friday: Significant Risks to Health Workers During Pandemic
By: MCN Admin, May. 29, 2020
It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week. Here are some of the articles that we bet you haven’t seen yet this week -- and we think you’ll enjoy them and maybe find them useful in your own work in health justice in the age of COVID-19. Laz uses David Aronoff, MD’s metaphor to describe to COVID-19 patients how remdesivir is only effective when given early in the... Read More
We’re not blaming the elderly. We’re not blaming healthcare workers. So why do w
By: Amy Liebman, May. 27, 2020
By Amy K. Liebman, MPA Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, Migrant Clinicians Network, Salisbury, MD Each day I watch in utter dismay the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases among essential workers processing our beef, pork and poultry. Across the US, at least 15,000 workers are infected and over 60 have died from this novel virus. What’s even more disconcerting is that... Read More
Five on Friday: Undocumented but Essential
By: MCN Admin, May. 22, 2020
It's Friday! Time to round up five articles or resources that MCN staff shared. Here are our picks for the week. Alma in Massachusetts shared, “Indocumentados pero esenciales,” an in-depth article from Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.Marysel sent around, “'Mamá, I'm Still Hungry': In Puerto Rico, Child Hunger Becomes A Flashpoint.”Amy really liked this article, from the author of Fast Food... Read More
Justicia en salud 2020
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 19, 2020
El mundo ha cambiado desde que inició el 2020. Pero en Migrant Clinicians Network, nuestra agenda central dirigida a construir soluciones prácticas en la intersección entre la vulnerabilidad, migración y salud no ha cambiado. COVID-19 no discrimina a quién infecta, sin embargo, la pandemia ha expuesto las desigualdades subyacentes en nuestros sistemas de salud globales. Aquellos que tienen los... Read More
Five on Friday: U.S. Suspends Protections for Children at Border
By: MCN Admin, May. 15, 2020
Apparently, searches for “what day is it” have considerably spiked in our lockdown world. Well, here’s a hint: It’s Five on Friday time! Here are five recommendations from Migrant Clinicians Network staff in the world of health justice and beyond. Ed found this “very interesting and comprehensive description of several epidemiological reviews of outbreaks of COVID-19.” Theressa shared “... Read More
Health Centers on the Frontlines: Finger Lakes Community Health on Telehealth
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 11, 2020
Toward the end of March, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect US communities, an expeditious jump to virtual health care transpired at health centers across the country. Finger Lakes Community Health, a community health center in New York State, had a significant advantage over most: their telehealth program had already been up and running for almost 14 years. Even so, they felt taken off-... Read More
Declaración de posición de MCN: detengamos la retórica racista sobre los trabaja
By: MCN Admin, May. 8, 2020
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), la red de clínicos migrantes, expresa su preocupación por las implicaciones y repercusiones de los comentarios recientes sobre la cultura y la vida personal de los trabajadores esenciales en las plantas empacadoras de carne. Los comentarios de líderes empresariales de empacadoras de carne y, más recientemente, de funcionarios de alto rango de la administración... Read More
Five on Friday: COVID-19 and Social Justice
By: MCN Admin, May. 8, 2020
Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members.  Alma shared “The Problem With Stories About Dangerous Coronavirus Mutations,” to which Ed responded that the article “does a good job in explaining this new research and, as always, this preliminary... Read More
Q&A With Dr. Eva Galvez
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, May. 6, 2020
In Oregon, migrant farmworkers will soon begin to arrive to pick the ripe berries for which Oregon is famous. As “essential workers,” farmworkers have labored in fields and orchards across the US throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and amidst a striking dearth of worker protections. But, thanks to a quickly built partnership, newly arrived farmworkers in Oregon will be protected by emergency worker... Read More
Trauma, Mental Health, and COVID-19: Giving Tuesday Offers Support for Frontline
By: Ashley-Michelle..., May. 5, 2020
[Editor’s Note: Have you heard? GoFundMe has declared today Giving Tuesday -- and Migrant Clinicians Network needs your help. Our Witness to Witness program, which supports frontline clinicians who are experiencing secondary trauma and moral injury, is more essential than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic. Support frontline clinicians by donating to MCN’s Witness to Witness today.]The last time... Read More
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