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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

MWSF15
By: KerryBrennan, Nov. 12, 2015
This week, I joined Ricardo Garay, MCN’s Health Network Manager, and Theressa Lyons, MCN’s Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, to represent MCN at the Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The annual Midwest Stream Forum, along with the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum and the Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health, bring clinicians together to... Read More
mcn streamline
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 10, 2015
Our fall issue of Streamline, our quarterly clinical publication, is hot off the presses! Download the new issue and view dozens of back issues here. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the content, in this video abstract produced by Tiffy Daud, our Graphic Designer. Download your copy here.  Our Autumn 2015 issue features the following articles:Up to the Challenges: Profile of Sue... Read More
mcn peter small
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 9, 2015
[Editor’s Note: This blog post is an installment of our occasional series entitled “In Action,” in which we check in with MCN advisors and board members on their own paths to serve the underserved.]Madagascar is in some ways a microcosm of our larger world’s prevailing problems. Heavy deforestation and habitat destruction loom over the biodiverse island off the coast of Africa, and threaten the... Read More
mcn five on friday
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 6, 2015
There’s a lot to learn from this week’s list of health justice news and notes, recommended by MCN staff. Which disease will kill 75 million people by 2050? What do immigrants who die while trying to cross the US/Mexico border leave behind? Read on to find out.1. Ed, Chief Medical Officer, liked this Huffington Post article entitled, “This Disease Could Kill 75 Million People By 2050,” written by... Read More
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
MCN
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
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