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MCN Improving Care for Transgender People
By: MCN Admin, Sep. 24, 2015
By Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, MSN, ARNP[Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes from Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, MSN, ARNP, Clinical Training Manager at Cardea, a training, organizational development, and research nonprofit providing services to health organizations in the US. One of Cardea’s current projects focuses on the clinical care of transgender and gender nonconforming patients.]On September 3, 2015... Read More
MCN Dairy
By: KerryBrennan, Sep. 24, 2015
National Farm Safety & Health Week is an annual campaign that recognizes the essential yet extremely hazardous work of our nation’s farmers. Today, we’re shining a light on America’s dairy farms and farmworkers because, really, who could imagine a life without cheese?Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to travel to Wisconsin to pilot two trainings that coupled English as a Second... Read More
MCN photo by Earl Dotter
By: Juliana Simmons, Sep. 23, 2015
This week marks National Farm Safety and Health Week. While there is much to be celebrated in terms of advancements in farm safety, there is still much work to be done -- particularly when over 100 children are killed each year on farms in the US from largely preventable incidents, as reported by the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network. These avoidable farm tragedies affect children and their... Read More
Five on Friday | September 18, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 18, 2015
Another very full week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! 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. Multiple staffers were excited to share the announcement of the September 28th webinar entitled, “Addressing Nail Salon Worker Health and Safety Through Community Health Centers,” offered by AAPCHO.  2... Read More
MCN and White House's Office of Management & Budget
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 16, 2015
Yesterday, Migrant Clinicians Network and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) discussed their current review of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The WPS is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation protecting farmworkers across the US from pesticide exposure. MCN’s Amy K. Liebman, MA, MPA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, along with... Read More
MCN Five on Friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 11, 2015
The flood of migrants into Europe continues unabated. As clinicians, we continue to be concerned for the well-being of the thousands of people in transit every day. This week, our Five on Friday shifts our focus overseas.Good summary from the BBC on the week’s events related to the mass migration into Europe and parts of the Middle East.Climate change has been singled out as a driving factor in... Read More
Fact Versus Rhetoric in the Immigration Debate
By: Tim Dunn, Sep. 9, 2015
Migrating Along the Campaign Trail: Fact Versus Rhetoric in the Immigration DebateBy Timothy Dunn, Professor of Sociology, Salisbury University[Editor's Note: This guest blog post from Timothy Dunn, Professor of Sociology at Salisbury University in Maryland, responds to some of recent statements by presidential candidates about immigrants and their contributions to the US economy. Let us know... Read More
Health Network Video Release
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 8, 2015
Health Network is a bridge case management system that helps thousands of mobile patients get care as they move... But how does it work, and how do clinicians take part? Watch our brand-new two-minute video to learn why Health Network is essential for health clinics serving mobile patients, what services we provide, and how to enroll. This video -- in English with Spanish subtitles -- is perfect... Read More
Five on Friday | September 4, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 4, 2015
Labor Day: Double issue!One of the best ways we can honor our country’s workforce is to stay informed on the many issues that affect their health and safety. This Friday, we commemorate the millions of hardworking migrants in our country with a Labor Day Double Issue of Five on Friday. That’s right -- ten articles, calls to action, research papers, webinar announcements and more, all recommended... Read More
By: KerryBrennan, Sep. 3, 2015
Migrant and immigrant workers are employed in some of the most demanding and dangerous yet essential industries is the US. They labor tirelessly to harvest our food, build our houses, and landscape and clean our properties. And all the while, they contribute to our local economies and communities in enormous ways. MCN celebrates Labor Rights Week by thanking migrant and immigrant workers for... Read More
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