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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MCN Mayra on the path to migrant health
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 30, 2015
Mayra Melendez was seven years old when she moved with her family to Salisbury, Maryland from Lima, Peru in 2001. “My dad came here with an H1B visa, through an employer,” Melendez recalled. “He applied for a green card along the way, but when I was 16 or 17, he found out the green card application had been rejected because one of the lawyers had misunderstood his application… He was rejected... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 24, 2015
How are health centers challenged by referral relationships in specialty care? How are health centers addressing these challenges? We invite our constituents to nominate health centers with innovative approaches to referral relationships in specialty care. Nominees may be featured in a future issue of Migrant Clinicians Network’s in-print clinical publication, Streamline.To nominate a health... Read More
By: Charlotte McCann, Nov. 22, 2015
We’re feeling very grateful for the wonderfully vibrant and dedicated community of migrant clinicians that we serve. Thank you for your hard work in the fight for health justice for the mobile poor! Our successes rely on your dedication to serving mobile populations around the country and beyond.So, before we pull out the stuffing and gravy, we at MCN wanted to share an incredible year of... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 20, 2015
Strife in Central America, scholarships for Mexican Texans, and peer-to-peer phone consultation on substance abuse are some of this week’s stories affecting the health and well-being of mobile patients, shared by MCN staff. 1. Karen, CEO, is interested by Clinician Consultation Center’s free and confidential peer-to-peer telephone consultation, the Substance Use Warmline, focusing on... Read More
MCN photo by Earl Dotter
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 19, 2015
In 2013, Migrant Clinicians Network created a working group in response to a growing concern throughout Mesoamerica: Why are young men coming into emergency rooms and clinics with cases of chronic kidney disease with no known risk factors? And, critically, is this disease prevalent among migrants to the US? Now, we are asking your help to answer these questions.In the last two decades, chronic... Read More
MCN Ricardo
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 18, 2015
Last week, Ricardo Garay, MCN’s Health Network Manager arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for multiple presentations and meetings at the Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum, followed by a clinical site training to a New Mexico hospital on Health Network.At the Stream Forum, Ricardo presented on how Health Network can assist health centers in strengthening their patient centered medical home (... Read More
In the Field: 1st Annual Women's Conference
By: Olivia Hayes, Nov. 17, 2015
This weekend, Migrant Clinicians Network co-hosted the First Annual Women’s Conference, with the theme of “Gender, Migration, and Community Leadership,” here in our hometown of Austin, Texas. The conference aimed to increase social service providers' awareness of gender issues, including detection and response to gender-based violence, encouraging a gender-based perspective on migration and... Read More
MCN Health Network
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 16, 2015
This week, we released the third installation in our video series describing the ins and outs of Health Network, MCN’s case management program for mobile patients. This short video, What Patients Need to Know: Communicating with Health Network, in English with Spanish subtitles, lets clinicians know more about how patients can interact with Health Network and what they can expect while enrolled... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 13, 2015
We’ve had another very busy week at MCN. Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members.1. Claire, Writer and Editor: Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day, where we work to make healthy eating a right, not a privilege. Check out the World Diabetes Day website for more. 2. Amy, Director of Environmental and... Read More
By: KerryBrennan, Nov. 12, 2015
This week, I joined Ricardo Garay, MCN’s Health Network Manager, and Theressa Lyons, MCN’s Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, to represent MCN at the Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The annual Midwest Stream Forum, along with the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum and the Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health, bring clinicians together to... Read More
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