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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Amy K Liebman testifies for a ban on chlorpyrifos
By: Sofia Carrasco, Feb. 14, 2019
[MCN's Amy K. Liebman prepares to testify in Annapolis in support of a ban on chlorpyrifos]By Sofia CarrascoYesterday, Migrant Clinicians Network’s own Amy K. Liebman testified in front of Maryland’s House Environment and Transportation Committee in support of HB 275 for a Maryland-wide ban on the use of chlorpyrifos, a dangerous neurotoxic pesticide.Liebman, who directs MCN’s Environmental and... Read More
FonF Workers behind valentines day
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 8, 2019
  Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us. Homemade cards with love poems in cursive are the preferred gift over here, but if you decide to go the flowers-and-chocolates route, don’t forget about the workers behind the products. One in 12 flower cutters may be child laborers, reported the Atlantic a few years ago; the Washington Post last year ran an op-ed claiming two-thirds of flower... Read More
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By: Carolyn Chu, Feb. 7, 2019
By Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc, Clinical Director of the Clinician Consultation Center[Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes to us from 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 University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the CCC has... Read More
FonF black history month
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 1, 2019
  One of the consequential migrations of U.S. history (of which there are many) is the Great Migration, when over six million African-Americans left the South in search of better and safer lives. In honor of Black History Month, which begins today, we reflect on the trauma, the health risks, the uncertainty that these Americans faced during and after migration, and the dire situations... Read More
Child getting vaccinated
By: Laszlo Madaras, Jan. 30, 2019
By Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPHAs many of us in health centers and hospitals around the country can attest, we are in the midst of the flu season.  Seasonal flu activity typically occurs between October and May, although flu viruses are around all year. Usually, the flu season peaks between December and February.This year so far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have already... Read More
Training of Trainers-Rebirth-attendees
By: Sofia Carrasco, Jan. 29, 2019
 Over the weekend, MCN continued their project “Filling the Gap in Worker Training: Capacity Building for Occupational Safety and Health” by holding a Training of Trainers workshop for Rebirth, Inc in Salisbury, Maryland, which is home to MCN’s Eastern Region Office.Rebirth Inc, led by Director Habacuc Petion, focuses on the needs of the Haitian community who are both migrant and permanent... Read More
FonF Migrant Health is Public Health
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 25, 2019
  Friday has arrived! MCN staff had lots to share this week regarding the health of the vulnerable populations that we seek to help, including coal workers, trafficked women, and refugees.   Amy shared the Frontline special on sharp rise of deadly advanced black lung disease among miners in Appalacia: “Coal’s Deadly Dust.”  Karen recommended a TIME piece focused... Read More
Sun setting
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 24, 2019
 Do clinicians have a role in addressing climate change? This week’s New England Journal of Medicine features an explosive perspective piece calling on clinicians to lead the fight. In “Climate Change -- A Health Emergency,” Caren G. Soloman, MD, MPH and Regina C. LaRocque, MD, MPH, declare that “as physicians, we have a special responsibility to safeguard health and alleviate suffering.... Read More
FonF EPA reverses rollback
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 18, 2019
  Friday has arrived! We are ready for the weekend, but before we go, here’s our weekly rundown of articles and announcements about health justice, recommended by our MCN staff.   Amy shared some much-needed positive news out of Washington, DC: “EPA backs down from plan that could have allowed youth farmworkers to handle pesticides.”  Jillian forwarded on the... Read More
Streamline Winter 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 16, 2019
 [Editor’s Note: The new issue of Streamline is arriving in mailboxes around the country. This issue features an article about PRAPARE, as is discussed here, in addition to articles on mobile Mexican workers and TB; obesity among agricultural worker children; and community mobilization for disaster preparation in Puerto Rico. Read the entire issue here.]It’s been two months since the Camp... Read More
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