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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 9, 2016
[Editor’s Note: This post is part of our ongoing series which illustrates how young clinicians decided on the path to migrant health.]“In 2011, I moved down to la frontera,” between Honduras and El Salvador, recalled Peter Mann-King, to work with the non-profit Hombro a Hombro/Shoulder to Shoulder, where he worked in “a really remote rural community providing safety net services in conjunction... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 5, 2016
Hooray for Friday! Here’s something to bring with you into the weekend: this week’s news and notes, from MCN staff, on migrant health and beyond. Be sure to sign up for our blog to receive updates in your inbox.1. Karen, CEO: American Journal of Nursing recognized the textbook Global Health Nursing: Narratives from the Field in their Book of the Year Awards. Congratulations to MCN’s Candace,... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 4, 2016
Last week, the Washington Post ran a front-page article about immigrant children who, having crossed the US-Mexico border unaccompanied, were apprehended by federal authorities. But instead of being released to a sponsor, who in most cases is a family member or a family friend vetted by authorities, these children wound up trafficked into a commercial egg  farm in Ohio. They were housed in... Read More
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 3, 2016
On Monday, Zika virus was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization. The ongoing outbreak, which is expected to spread, reminds us of the importance of a thorough medical history, particularly for our mobile patients. While local transmission of Zika virus has not been reported in the continental United States, many of our migrant patients like migratory agricultural workers... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 29, 2016
While in the MCN offices we celebrated the awarding of the Cares Award to Health Network and the publication of our op-ed on tuberculosis, we kept our finger to the pulse of health justice in the US. Here are some stories you may have missed, recommended by MCN staff.1. Kerry, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager, told us, “Every worker has the right to a safe and healthy... Read More
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 28, 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. & AUSTIN, TEXAS (Jan. 28, 2016) — Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), a nonprofit dedicated to improving health for the poor, has received the 24th annual Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award, which includes a $100,000 cash prize, for providing comprehensive case management, medical records transfer and follow-up services through its Health Network. Sponsored by Premier, Inc... Read More
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 27, 2016
[Editor’s Note: This week, we mourned the passing of Carolyn Davis, FNP, a longtime friend of Migrant Clinicians Network, a dedicated clinician at Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, and the 2010 recipient of Steve Shore Community Catalyst Award.  Karen Mountain, MBA, MSN, RN, Migrant Clinician Network’s CEO, remembers Carolyn’s optimism and “can-do” attitude.  “She... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 27, 2016
Today, MCN’s Ed Zuroweste, MD published an opinion piece in the Sacramento Bee, calling on health authorities to give tuberculosis and its scary mutations, MDR- and XDR- TB, the same worldwide attention and funding that they gave Ebola.  Here’s an excerpt:“In the next three days, more people will die from tuberculosis worldwide than died from Ebola during the entire two-year outbreak. And... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 22, 2016
This week’s Five on Friday is heavy on the bad news, shedding light on the incredible urgency of our work in health justice. While it can be challenging to read through the tough issues, it’s inspiring to reflect on the thousands of clinicians and health advocates who work with MCN who are dedicated to addressing these exact problems. Thank you for your work! Here are the top five suggested... Read More
MCN Staff and Board
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 20, 2016
MCN’s Board of Directors joined the entire MCN staff for a high-energy, joyful, yet focused multi-day strategic planning retreat in Austin, Texas earlier this week. Rosemary Sokas, MD, MOH, Board Chair, and her team of enthusiastic and engaged board members, Hugo Lopez–Gatell, MD, MSc, PhD, Kristine McVea, MD, MPH, Robert Moore, MD, MPH, Gayle Thomas, MD, and Vicki Thuesen, APRN, lent their... Read More
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