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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 1, 2015
[Editor’s note: This week, drug store chain CVS made headlines for its new partnership with three major telehealth service corporations, giving another boost to the movement for online doctor’s consultations. Telehealth’s growth has been challenged in legal disputes, in which telehealth is derided as potentially providing substandard care based on limited objective diagnostic data. In the... Read More
Five on Friday | August 28, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 28, 2015
Migrant Clinicians Network staff had lots to share this week. Here are the top five reads that we recommend to you.1. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, offered up this interactive tool that “makes it easy to see how antibiotic resistance for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food has changed during the last 18 years.”2. Homero, Health Network Associate,... Read More
Announcing our Health Justice Plan - MCN
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 25, 2015
“Migrant Clinicians Network works to engage members of our clinical network and all relevant stakeholders to advance health justice for the mobile poor. We believe that migratory status should not be a barrier to care.”Today, we released our updated health justice page, to clearly articulate the efforts in which we engage, on behalf of our clinician constituents and the mobile underserved... Read More
Five on Friday | August 21, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 21, 2015
There’s lots to learn from this week’s list of health justice news and notes, recommended by MCN staff. Have you ever heard of carbon nanotubes? Can you guess the most commonly held job by immigrants in Maine? Read on to find out.1. Karen, CEO, saw that HRSA announced $169 million in new health center funding.2. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, offered up this... Read More
On the Path to Migrant Health Stephanie Davenport
By: MCN Admin, Aug. 18, 2015
[Editor’s note: This is the second 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 | August 14, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 14, 2015
Across the country, the harvest season is in full swing: farmworkers are shaking the almond trees in California, raking the blueberries in Maine, and harvesting the wheat and barley in Minnesota. In the offices of Migrant Clinicians Network, we have been sharing a number of interesting articles and resources that we’d like to share with you. Here’s this week’s Five on Friday:1. Del, Director of... Read More
Farmworker Health Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Aug. 13, 2015
Today is National Farmworker Health Day, sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers. And, while we celebrate the 50-year-long and thriving partnership between health centers and farmworkers, we still have a long way to go. Over 50 years ago, the documentary Harvest of Shame exposed the living conditions of this nation’s migrant farmworkers. In response, the Migrant... Read More
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