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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 27, 2015
Happy Friday! Here are a few interesting pieces to keep us up-to-date in the world of migrant health, as recommended by staff at MCN.Amy, MCN’s Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, sent a New York Times article about a Washington based federal judge who ordered to suspend the practice of detaining women and children crossing the border illegally: “This is an incredibly important... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 16, 2015
Last week, Amy Liebman, MCN’s Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Juliana Simmons, Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager, escaped the dreary winter skylines of Maryland for sunny and warm Florida. While we all hope they manage to get some Vitamin D while they can, we know that they are in fact hard at work. Their first stop was to visit child care centers... Read More
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Feb. 13, 2015
Happy Friday! Here are some articles, talks, and resources that caught the eye of MCN employees this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.From Charlotte, Development Coordinator: Here's a video interview with Dr. Selwyn Rogers, who is a part of MCN's External Advisory Board. Watch it to learn of his journey to medicine and reflections on health disparities in our health care system. It... Read More
By: MCN Admin, Feb. 11, 2015
For Valentine’s Day, let’s show our love to farmworkers. As clinicians, we care about the health and safety of our country’s 1.5 million farmworkers and their families who work tirelessly to bring us Valentine’s Day flowers and put food on our tables -- and they need our support. Will you join us?In 2014 we responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to the Worker... Read More
The Pump Handle
By: Amy Liebman, Feb. 2, 2015
Editor's note: This post, written by MCN's Amy Liebman, first appeared in The Pump Handle, a public health blog. Please visit The Pump Handle at drift from a pear orchard sickened 20 farmworkers laboring in a neighboring cherry orchard in April 2014, in Washington State, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for... Read More
Prenatal Office
By: Jennie McLaurin, Jan. 20, 2015
Editor’s Note: Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH is MCN’s Specialist in Child & Migrant Health and Bioethics. She is a member of the Washington State Department of Health Anencephaly Advisory Committee. The committee works alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  to better understand the increased rate of anencephaly recently observed in Washington State. Dr. McLaurin will... Read More
Photo Exhibit Reception
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 16, 2015
Update: This blog post is republished from its original posting on October 10, 2014.On September 18, over 100 people packed into Salisbury University’s Downtown Art Gallery in Maryland to view a unique photojournalism exhibit that revealed the untold stories of the often invisible immigrant population on Maryland’s eastern shore.  The exhibit featured photos of local immigrants and migrants... Read More
Visual Pages
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jan. 6, 2015
This week, after months of hard work, we launched the new version of the MCN website. The improved functionality, and its new design and navigation will assist us in our important work to provide peer support, resources, innovative programs, and quality education to clinicians on the front line. Here are some of our favorite features of the new website:1. On the go: The new website is useable on... Read More
Lessons from the Ebola Crisis
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Dec. 18, 2014
On Wednesday, Ed Zuroweste, MD, MCN’s Chief Medical Officer, led an hour-long webinar entitled “Lessons From the Ebola Crisis: Global Health At Your Doorstep.” Twenty-three days earlier, Dr. Zuroweste returned from Africa, where he worked for several weeks with the World Health Organization to train clinicians to combat Ebola. The webinar focuses on how cultural practices, stigmas, and fears... Read More
Food Chains poster
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Nov. 25, 2014
Just in time for Thanksgiving week, a new movie about food justice called Food Chains came out this past Friday and chronicles the battle of southern Florida tomato pickers to secure fair wages and to improve working conditions through their Fair Food program. The movie also covers the discovery of exploitation of Florida farmworkers through slavery rings in which farm owners have been found to... Read More
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