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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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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
mcn streamline
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 10, 2015
Our fall issue of Streamline, our quarterly clinical publication, is hot off the presses! Download the new issue and view dozens of back issues here. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the content, in this video abstract produced by Tiffy Daud, our Graphic Designer. Download your copy here.  Our Autumn 2015 issue features the following articles:Up to the Challenges: Profile of Sue... Read More
mcn peter small
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 9, 2015
[Editor’s Note: This blog post is an installment of our occasional series entitled “In Action,” in which we check in with MCN advisors and board members on their own paths to serve the underserved.]Madagascar is in some ways a microcosm of our larger world’s prevailing problems. Heavy deforestation and habitat destruction loom over the biodiverse island off the coast of Africa, and threaten the... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 6, 2015
There’s a lot to learn from this week’s list of health justice news and notes, recommended by MCN staff. Which disease will kill 75 million people by 2050? What do immigrants who die while trying to cross the US/Mexico border leave behind? Read on to find out.1. Ed, Chief Medical Officer, liked this Huffington Post article entitled, “This Disease Could Kill 75 Million People By 2050,” written by... Read More
mcn in the field
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 5, 2015
On Tuesday, MCN’s Juliana Simmons, MSPH, CHES, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager, attended a meeting hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter and the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility.A presentation on the chronic effects of pediatric pesticide exposures by professor James Roberts, MD, MPH, FAAP was the highlight of the evening. Dr. Roberts... Read More
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