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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 15, 2016
A tumultuous week in US migrant news, with the border surge crisis intensifying while officials increased deportation operations. Meanwhile, worldwide, a record-high 60 million people were forced migrants last year, compared to the 40 million after World War II, points out a Financial Times article. Here are some articles and resources on migration news and health this week.1. Karen, Executive... Read More
MCN Ileana
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 12, 2016
Last week, Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPCH, CNC, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning at MCN, presented on the social determinants of diabetes in Washington State at the 2016 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Her presentation was part of “Lessons from Social Epidemiology in Health Care,” which she co-presented with Kristen West, Vice President of Programs at... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 11, 2016
The National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) is a multi-stakeholder board that provides recommendations to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on key issues affecting migrant health centers and other entities that receive Section 330 funding. The council is composed of migratory and seasonal agricultural workers who receive services at health centers, frontline... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 8, 2016
Happy New Year from all of us at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here’s our weekly rundown of videos, programs, and news stories, on migrant health and beyond, as recommended by MCN’s own staff. 1. Jillian, Director of Education and Professional Development sent along this interesting infographic on the global tuberculosis epidemic from the WHO.2. Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational... Read More
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 7, 2016
Many clinicians are concerned for their patients’ well-being during the current US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) enforcement and removal operations. In the interest of keeping patients and clinicians well informed, we offer the following list of resources on the rights, responsibilities, and protections of individuals during this process. Additionally, we encourage clinicians of... Read More
MCN Dairy Photo by Earl Dotter
By: Amy Liebman, Jan. 7, 2016
The American dairy farm has changed. The idyllic small family farm still gracing many milk cartons -- a few cows, rolling green hills, a red barn -- has largely been replaced by big farms with hundreds of cows milked by immigrant workers, many of whom lack the paperwork to legally work in the US.  As clinicians and researchers, we wondered how this growing group of workers is faring. Our new... Read More
White House
By: MCN Admin, Jan. 6, 2016
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) applauds the White House’s National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, which, if implemented, provides a clear and effective path forward to eliminate TB. The National Action Plan, released at the end of December, identifies strategic actions that the US government can take within the next five years to effectively combat multidrug-... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 4, 2016
Submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency about its move to ban chlorpyrifos today -- the comment period ends tomorrow, January 5th!In October, the Environmental Protection Agency at long last moved to ban the use of chlorpyrifos in agriculture -- a huge win for agricultural workers. Exposure to the organophosphate insecticide is documented to contribute to a wide range of health... Read More
By: KerryBrennan, Dec. 30, 2015
This year was a very busy one for MCN’s Environmental and Occupational Health team. Our hard-working Maryland office completed a number of projects and initiated some ambitious new ones, to keep workers safe on the job and assist health centers in identifying and reporting occupational injuries and exposures. Here are just five of the Environmental and Occupational Health team’s successful... Read More
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By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 28, 2015
 2016 is just days away -- it’s time to review the year’s hard work. Here, we celebrate MCN successes in the fight for health justice. Learn more about MCN’s advocacy efforts in Advancing Health Justice, our overarching statement on how we engage in advocacy work. In this post, we review each of our top priorities from our 2015 Advocacy Agenda.Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) works to engage... Read More
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