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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

A photo of Molly Jolliff
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 7, 2019
By Molly JolliffOne year ago, on November 8th, 2018, my priority at the start of my workday was to pick up flowers for my organization’s five-year anniversary celebration. However, within moments of stepping outside of my Chico, California home, both the smell of smoke and the color of the sky indicated to me that my priorities would need to abruptly change. Now, it’s almost a year later, and I... Read More
People waiting in line at detention center
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 6, 2019
Rosa* is a young child with cerebral palsy. Like thousands of other children, she had crossed with her family into the US seeking asylum, and was brought to a detention facility. At the detention facility, Rosa began exhibiting signs of psychosis. Her parents were highly concerned with the changes in her behavior.Luckily, the pro-bono attorney for Rosa’s parents was aware of MCN’s Medical Review... Read More
Five on Friday November 1, 2019
By: MCN Admin, Nov. 1, 2019
 Happy November! The kids are nursing their sugar hangovers; the stores are trying to convince you it’s almost December 25th. Take a few minutes to recuperate from one holiday before diving into the next. Here’s one way to take a break: read these five health justice-related articles that you may have missed, recommended by MCN’s staff.   Claire and Kate both shared articles... Read More
Voces Fuertes Chorus 2018
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 30, 2019
[2018 Voces Fuertes performance]One year ago this week, the powerful voices and instruments of Berkeley area youth resonated in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, all for a good cause: Migrant Clinicians Network. The benefit concert was organized by Voces Fuertes, a then-newly formed group of young Berkeley-area musicians looking to make an impact on social justice issues... Read More
Five on Friday: October 25, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 25, 2019
 Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Google has a cool map that will show you the nearest prescription drop off point based on your zip code. Good for people and the environment! (Thanks, Giovanni, for letting us know!) As you head into your weekend, take a few minutes to read a selection of articles from MCN staff that you may have missed:   Amy shared... Read More
MCN Staff at a networking event at the MCN Puerto Rico office
By: MCN Admin, Oct. 23, 2019
[Verónica Torres González, Deliana Garcia, Gayle Thomas, Alma Galván, Karen Mountain, José Rodríguez, Marysel Pagán Santana, and Amy K. Liebman in MCN's Puerto Rico office][Nota del editor: Utilizando un enfoque de movilización comunitaria participativa, la nueva colaboración de MCN con el Fideicomiso de Salud Pública de Puerto Rico se centra en la preparación para emergencias con la intención de... Read More
Marysel Pagán Santana presents at the East Coast Stream Forum
By: Marysel Pagán S..., Oct. 22, 2019
Por Marysel Pagan SantanaLos desastres alimentados por la crisis climática están desestabilizando a las comunidades en todos los Estados Unidos, a la vez que aumenta la migración climática. Aquí en Puerto Rico continuamos recuperándonos de los estragos causados por el huracán María en el 2017. Durante el “East Coast Migrant Stream Forum” de este año, celebrado en San Juan, tuvimos la... Read More
MCN's Dr. Laszlo Madaras with Mary Englerth, PA
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 22, 2019
[MCN's Dr. Laszlo Madaras with Mary Englerth, PA]After over three decades of service of farmworkers in rural Pennsylvania, Mary Englerth, PA, is retiring.  “Hermana Mary,” as many know her in the farmworker camps, is a Maryknoll Missioner and, until very recently, the long-time Pennsylvania State Director of the Migrant Health Program at Keystone Health. In that role, Mary has worked... Read More
Five on Friday October 18, 2019
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 18, 2019
 October is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In detention, many women are not getting the health care treatment they need. That includes mental health services. In a recent Huffington Post article on the Karnes detention facility, the director of family detention services from RAICES says, “We’ve heard so many women talk to us about wanting to kill themselves. It’s only a matter of time... Read More
Dancers performing at the BHW 19 event
By: Luis Retta, Oct. 17, 2019
Por Luis Edwardo RettaOctubre es un mes para  reflexionar sobre la salud y a la Ventanilla de Salud le gusta comenzar el mes con su lanzamiento anual de la Semana Binacional de Salud. La Semana Binacional de la Salud es una gran colaboración entre muchas organizaciones increíbles organizadas por red de proveedores de servicios de salud para migrantes también conocida por sus siglas en inglés... Read More
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