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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

Homero Segovia
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 14, 2015
Last week, MCN’s Health Network Associate Homero Segovia tragically passed away in a car accident. We are still reeling from the loss. We compiled some memories and impressions of Homero, which we would like to share with the larger MCN community. Olivia: “Homero was by far one of the most genuine people I have met. He always put his family, friends, and patients first...Homero was usually... Read More
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 11, 2015
By Sharena Hagins, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and Alexis Guild, Farmworker Justice As clinicians who treat migrant patients, you often see people whose health is affected by far more than biology – patients who have health issues because of unsafe housing and poor working environments. These patients may also be reluctant to seek medical treatment for fear their employers... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 9, 2015
This week, Homero Segovia, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Health Network Associate, tragically lost his life in a car accident. We at Migrant Clinicians Network struggled to keep working with the weight of this massive loss upon us. The trouble is, the work keeps piling up; all the momentum in the world of health justice hasn’t stopped (which, we know, is a positive thing). Next week, we will offer... Read More
MCN Farmworker Voices
By: KerryBrennan, Oct. 8, 2015
When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS), farmworker advocates quickly took action. We recognized how infrequently the WPS is revised -- these revisions were the first in 20 years -- and how critically important a stronger WPS could be to workers’ health.  It was vital to us that the EPA heard from a wide variety of voices in... Read More
Elena Diller
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 6, 2015
[Editor’s Note: As part of our ongoing series On the Path to Migrant Health, we present guest blog posts by future migrant clinicians. Today’s guest blogger, Elena Diller, is a junior at Washington and Lee University. She is a Sociology major on the pre-med track, with minors in both Poverty and Human Capability Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She will pursue an MD/ MPH dual degree after... Read More
Tom Bodenheimer
By: Jillian Hopewell, Oct. 5, 2015
At the 2015 Symposium on Excellence in Primary Care, Tom Bodenheimer, MD, declared that we already know what good primary care looks like. Dr. Bodenheimer then challenged the participants to consider why systems still struggle to provide the best quality primary care. While there are “bright spots” that provide hopeful examples of what is possible, too much of primary care remains mired from a... Read More
Five on Friday | October 2, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 2, 2015
This week’s post could have been called “A few dozen on Friday” -- there were lots of happenings in the world of health justice for the mobile poor. Here’s a tidy selection of the offered news pieces recommended by MCN staff.1. Charlotte, Development Manager, noted this Texas Tribune article detailing the opposition in Dallas against legislation for rest breaks for construction workers.2. Del,... Read More
Engaging Community Health Workers to Address Oral Health
By: Ileana Ponce-Go..., Sep. 30, 2015
by Ileana Maria Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPH, CNC, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning, Migrant Clinicians Network; and Laura Flores Cantrell, JD, Senior Program Officer, Washington Dental Service Foundation[Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, Migrant Clinicians Network and the Washington Dental Service Foundation teamed up to address oral health disparities in Washington State. Here,... Read More
MCN Receives Susan Harwood Training Grant
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 29, 2015
This month, Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) was awarded a Susan Harwood Training Grant for capacity building from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). MCN’s project, Worker Safety and Health in Community Health Centers: A sustainable and integrative approach to immigrant safety and health, will target immigrant workers in hazardous industries, in both rural and urban areas.... Read More
MCN photo by Earl Dotter
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 28, 2015
Migrant Clinicians Network is thrilled to announce today that the Environmental Protection Agency has at long last released its revised Worker Protection Standard, fortifying the rules that protect agricultural workers in fields across the US. We at MCN, along with dozens of our partners in farmworker and environmental health, applaud the newly amended WPS, which includes important provisions to... Read More
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