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MCN weekly round up
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 10, 2015
Happy Friday! Time for our weekly rundown of interesting pieces of news and more from our team at MCN. Maps, maps, maps: Ricardo, Health Network Manager, found this new map visualizing the health profile of every county in the US, which notes that “40% of counties are going backwards.”Charlotte, Development Coordinator, responded with a link to this map with county health ratings.Ricardo added... Read More
MCN Building Broader Connections
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 9, 2015
This week is National Public Health Week, in which we celebrate the work we are doing as public health professionals to better the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the country. And today’s theme, Building Broader Connections, reminds us that we can’t do it alone.In one of our newest projects entitled Protecting Children While Parents Work, a collaboration with the... Read More
MCN Weekly Round-Up
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 3, 2015
Happy Friday! Here’s our weekly rundown of interesting videos, programs, and stories, on migrant health and beyond, as recommended by MCN’s own staff. Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed to receive updates on our blog posts.  Kerry, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Associate, updated our group on the ongoing Baja farmworkers’ strikes.From Jillian, Director of Education and... Read More
MCN WPS Update
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Apr. 2, 2015
How thick is a petition with 21,000 signatures? On Tuesday, Cesar Chavez day, the Environmental Protection Agency found out. The EPA received a petition with 21,000 signatures from individuals across the country, asking them to finalize the Worker Protection Standard by August 18th. Thank you to all of you who signed the petition. We, along with our partner organizations like Farmworker Justice,... Read More
MCN Cesar Chavez Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 31, 2015
Today is Cesar Chavez Day, in which we celebrate the birthday of a farmworker who fought for basic human rights and dignities for fellow farmworkers. And yet, decades later, there is still so much work to be done. The recent strikes in Baja California by farmworkers asking for a living wage and better conditions mirror the demands of Chavez and farmworkers of 40 years ago just north of the border... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 31, 2015
On Wednesday, MCN’s Amy Liebman, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, will be traveling to Washington, DC to attend the Climate for Health National Leadership Convening, a one-day conference on health sector engagement in climate change, organized by a coalition between a number of health leaders including the Public Health Initiative and Kaiser Permanente.Climate change can be a... Read More
MCN March 27, 2015
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 27, 2015
Wow, we’ve had a very busy week here at Migrant Clinicians Network. We published an Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee in honor of World TB Day, and we launched 30 Clinicians Making a Difference, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and to coincide with Farmworker Awareness Week… But there’s still so much more! Here are some other great pieces  -- news articles, new resources, policy updates, and... Read More
MCN Sacramento Bee Op-Ed on TB
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 26, 2015
We were thrilled to see the Sacramento Bee publish our piece about Tuberculosis, in honor of World TB Day, which was on Tuesday. Here’s a quote from the piece:“Many doctors who see migrants are conflicted about starting treatment for a patient who may move prior to completion, recognizing that an incomplete treatment may worsen drug resistance and allow the patient’s TB to reactivate. Many newly... Read More
MCN World TB Day
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 24, 2015
In honor of World TB Day, on March 24th, Migrant Clinicians Network has joined dozens of organizations from across the globe in signing an important letter to global health actors and drug companies “to step up and ensure new and repurposed drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB) drugs reach people who are otherwise without treatment options.”  The letter requests specific actions, including “... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Mar. 23, 2015
Today is the first day of Farmworker Awareness Week -- and the last day for members of Congress to sign onto a letter that may greatly affect future access to care for farmworkers. From the Campaign for America’s Health Centers:The FY2016 bi-partisan House letter led by Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Gene Green (D-TX) and the bi-partisan Senate letter led by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS... Read More
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