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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 19, 2016
Our Five on Friday blog posts are always a joyous reminder of how many organizations and individuals are working toward the same goals: health justice, a voice for marginalized populations like the mobile poor, rights for farmworkers... It’s thrilling to hear what other organizations are up to, and how we can lean on each other to grow our movement stronger. Plus, it’s Friday -- that’s a joyous... Read More
Dr. Ling
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 18, 2016
This quarter, Migrant Clinicians Network is hosting Li Ling, PhD, a visiting scholar focused on migrant health policy and public health in her home country of China.  Dr. Ling is enjoying a multi-month stay at MCN’s main office in Austin, Texas, punctuated by short trips to MCN satellite offices in Maryland and California. Dr. Ling comes to us from the Sun Yat-sen Center for Migrant... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 17, 2016
In its current issue, the Journal of Agromedicine celebrated the work of Kevin Keaney, chief of US Environmental Protection Agency’s Certification and Worker Protection Branch. Keaney is a driving force for worker protections against pesticides, as is evident in his long history of successes at the EPA, including the momentous announcement of revisions to the EPA’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 16, 2016
Earlier this month, we released our 2015 Year in Review, which highlights some incredible facts and figures on Migrant Clinicians Network’s programs and services and the voluminous and much-needed work we managed to accomplish in just one year. A hearty thank you to Tiffy Daud, our Communications & Graphic Designer, for her engaging presentation of our hard work last year. Here’s to an even... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 12, 2016
Happy Anniversary, Five on Friday! It was a year ago this week that we began to send out our weekly recommendations from staff. What recommendation in the last year do you remember most? Here are just a few of the articles that we have been reading in the office this week. 1. Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, sent around Farmworker Association of Florida’s Letter to the... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 11, 2016
This month, we celebrate the one year anniversary of Migrant Clinicians Network’s External Advisory Board, which we established to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration, and to give expert advice on community based participatory research and the development and expansion of MCN programs. During the course of its first year, the EAB offered a wide range of expertise to further MCN’s... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 10, 2016
Yesterday, Capital Press, an agricultural news weekly, published an article on the benefits of providing childcare for children of agricultural workers. This article highlights Protecting Children While Parents Work, MCN’s five-year collaboration with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. The article covers some of our research that has been conducted to... Read More
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
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