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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

ONE YEAR LATER
By: Edward Zuroweste, Jul. 22, 2015
By Dr. Ed Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer & Editor[Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring the health needs of the unaccompanied children and mothers with children who arrived at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum during last year’s ‘border surge.’ Subscribe to our blog to receive notification of all future posts.]In 2014, an... Read More
Farmworker
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 20, 2015
The Washington State Supreme Court last week determined that farmworkers who are paid piece rate wages deserve paid rest breaks. The unanimous decision in the case, Demetrio et al. v. Sakuma Brothers Farms, will affect farmworkers across the state -- including the west Washington State berry pickers who brought the case against their employers Sakuma Brothers -- who are paid based on the weight... Read More
Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 17, 2015
This week’s Five on Friday provides new clinical resources, articles on migrant perspectives and realities, and, of course, the obligatory light-hearted TED Talk, all recommended by MCN staff.1. Charlotte, Development Coordinator, offered this piece from the Texas Observer, on immigrant mothers unable to attain birth certificates for their US-born children. Migrant clinicians, particularly in... Read More
One Year Later
By: Ileana Ponce-Go..., Jul. 16, 2015
[Editor’s Note: This is the second installment on our blog series exploring the health needs of the unaccompanied children and mothers with children who arrived at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum during last year’s ‘border surge.’ Ileana Maria Ponce-Gonzalez, MD, MPCH, CNC, is MCN’s Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning, and is based in Seattle, WA. View our first installment... Read More
One Year Later
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 14, 2015
[Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring the health needs of the unaccompanied children and mothers with children who arrived at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum during last year’s ‘border surge.’ Subscribe to our blog to receive notifications of upcoming installments.]Luis Zayas, PhD, is the Dean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy,... Read More
Five on Friday | July 10, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 10, 2015
Our work is focused on migrants in the US, but that work necessarily encompasses borders that are thousands of miles away. This week’s Five on Friday takes us around the world and into our own backyard to explore the cultures and policies that shape the day-to-day life of migrants.1. Alma, Health Network Associate, shared this LA Times article on the serious and underreported political turmoil in... Read More
On the Path to Migrant Health
By: MCN Admin, Jul. 7, 2015
[Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a two-part piece on the journey of a young student on the path to serving the underserved through medicine. We first met Stephanie Davenport as an undergraduate, when she presented on incarcerated pregnant women at the National Seminar of Clinicians for Health Care Justice. She is scheduled to begin medical school in 2016; for now, she works at a... Read More
Five on Friday | July 3, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 2, 2015
Proud to be in America? Yes! Last week, in a statement regarding the Supreme Court decision requiring states to recognize same-sex marriage, President Obama said, “Today should give us hope that, on the many issues on which we grapple, many painfully, real change is possible. Shifts in hearts and minds [are] possible.” Change for the better is a real possibility, here in the United States -- even... Read More
Consul General
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jul. 2, 2015
On Monday, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Karen Mountain and Deliana Garcia met with Carlos González Gutiérrez, the new Consul General of Mexico in Austin, TX. He arrived from Sacramento one month ago.“We’re delighted about the arrival of MCN’s longtime friend, Carlos González Gutiérrez as the newly-appointed Consul General in Austin,” said Garcia. In their meeting, the three talked about the... Read More
Bilingual Picture Dictionary for Health & Safety in Agriculture
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 30, 2015
Migrant Clinicians Network is very pleased to offer you a new suite of materials to prevent workplace injury -- all for free. Our Spanish-English Bilingual Picture Dictionary, Seguridad en Palabras/Safety in Words, illustrates occupational hazards and best practices for health and safety in agriculture. Ideal for workers, supervisors, community health workers, English as a Second Language (ESL)... Read More
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