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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
MCN in the field
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 4, 2015
MCN’s Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, attended the 143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago. Yesterday, Liebman presented “Policy exclusions and unequal protection for vulnerable workers. Is regulatory change on the way?” in which she covered the history of farmworker exclusion from regulatory  ... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 30, 2015
Happy Halloween! If, by chance, you haven’t yet purchased your stash of candy for tomorrow’s tiny Elsas and Batmans at the front door, consider buying fair trade chocolate or other ethical treats, to ensure that cacao farms are free of child labor and cacao farm workers are paid equitably. Treats like fair trade mini-choco-bites are usually available at your local health food store or at national... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 27, 2015
In August, the cost of Daraprim was raised from $13.50 to $750 per pill. The drug, known generically as Pyrimethamine, does not have a generic currently on the market. Last month, the news of the 5000 percent price increase went viral on social media, splashed across major newspapers, spurred conversation amongst politicians and a presidential candidate, and even made it into the world of satire... Read More
MCN Family Violence Prevention
By: Deliana Garcia, Oct. 27, 2015
Here we are in the final days of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, during which editorial pages around the country gave some light to the topic we as a society spend a lot of time ignoring.  But one critical angle was missing. Here, we won't focus on the one in five -- although we actively work to combat that shockingly high number of women who have been raped in the US. We won’t talk about... Read More
Health Network
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 25, 2015
Last month, we launched a video to give an overview of Health Network, our bridge case management system, which helps mobile patients continue their treatment, whether they move from California to Idaho, or to another country. Today, we’re offering an in-depth video on how health clinics can begin to enroll their own mobile patients in Health Network. The short video, with Spanish subtitles... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 23, 2015
This week’s Five on Friday exposes the many fronts on which the struggle for migrant justice is fought: in detention centers, in health centers, in government offices. Here are the top five recommendations from Migrant Clinicians Network’s staff. What did you see this week that impacts mobile workers?1. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development: Today, the detention... Read More
Pesticide Spraying
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 22, 2015
This week, Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health at MCN, is in Washington, DC to serve on the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee. Liebman is beginning her two-year term as a returning member of the federal advisory committee, which meets regularly with the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs to discuss pesticide policies. Liebman... Read More
Blanca Borrega
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 19, 2015
Last month, Blanca Borrega was arrested at her gynecologist’s office in a suburb of Houston. She had provided the office with identification that the front desk found suspicious, and they called authorities. Borrega lacks authorization to live in the US. On Saturday, MCN’s Ed Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Andrea Caracostis, MD, Executive Director of HOPE Clinic in Houston, responded... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 16, 2015
The final days of harvest have arrived for much of the country. The last sugar beets are being pulled out of the ground in North Dakota; apple harvest has a few more weeks in New York State. In California, the opposite is true. Slightly cooler weather in the Central Valley means farms are green with young plants to fill America’s plates through the winter. As many migrant farmworkers shift from... Read More
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