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Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, International, International Migration & Refugee Issues, Public Health

Mission: Our mission is to create practical solutions at the intersection of vulnerability, migration, and health.

Results: MCN has over 35 years of experience working with clinicians and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) through extensive technical assistance and training. Technical assistance provided through MCN affords many of the key elements needed to foster knowledge, creative solutions, and improved care. Clinically relevant information is disseminated via a number of sources including MCN’s quarterly clinical publication Streamline, workshops at conferences, and trainings on-site at clinics and health departments, via MCN’s website, and through our partners. We have expanded our program reach to include environmental and occupational health training and outreach with hard-to-reach immigrant workers in industries like dairy and poultry processing. We continually create educational material that is available for free, including our very popular comic books on various health and safety topics. Our bridge case management has expanded significantly, now reaching people in 114 countries and enrolling new clinics and patients every day. Our success rates with TB treatment completion are especially impressive. Health Network has consistently posted a completion rate above 84% for patients who are moving, approaching the US non-mobile completion rate of 87%. While we are extremely proud of what we have accomplished and of the fact that each year we are more successful than the last, there are still things we would like to accomplish. Most importantly, we would like migration to no longer be an impediment to receiving consistent, high quality, health care. We are taking strides to make this dream a reality but we still have a long way to go.

Target demographics: Migrants, immigrants, refugees, and others who are vulnerable to disruption in care.

Direct beneficiaries per year: The following figures, comprised of data from 2018, illustrate the extent of MCN’s reach: 94,142 technical assistance encounters for expertise, services, and technical support; provided technical assistance in 833 locations around the world; 29 trainings held; 500 clinicians trained; a total of 1,764 continuing education hours; 265,368 unique visitors to our website; 25% increase in blog subscribers; 25 full-time and 8 part-time staff; 15 bilingual staff; and $95,525 received from donors, primarily from crowdfunding campaigns

Geographic areas served: The United States and internationally.

Programs: Migrant Clinicians Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides support, technical assistance, and professional development to clinicians in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and other health care delivery sites. Through webinars, on-the-ground trainings, resource development, and advocacy, MCN enables clinicians to provide quality health care, increased access, and reduced disparities for people who need ongoing care but are experiencing outside forces that exacerbate their vulnerability. We also provide virtual case management directly to patients who may otherwise be lost to follow-up because of their need to move, through our innovative program Health Network. We directly serve anyone with any ongoing health need who, because of their vulnerabilities, may be unable to continue their needed treatment plan as a result of the choice to migrate or forced displacement. We serve farmworkers and dairy workers, temporary day laborers, short-term migrants returning for a visit to their country of origin, and refugees forced from their homes, fleeing disease, violence, climate catastrophe, or economic instability. MCN is a global organization with more than 10,000 constituents. Our work is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of frontline clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and academics with experience in and commitment to health equity. MCN employs a professional staff of 30, based in five offices across the mainland US and in Puerto Rico. MCN engages in research, develops and distributes much-needed resources, advocates for patients and clinicians, engages outside partners, is a leader in environmental and occupational health, and runs programs that support clinical care on the frontline of migrant health.

Community Stories

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a nurse, MCN continues to blow me away. Between their outstanding trainings and workshops to their programs for environmental and occupational health, they have created an excellent resource to immigrants, migrants and refugees. They've created practical solutions for those who might not otherwise have had access to qualified health centers, and filled a gap where the most vulnerable of our population would have otherwise been lost. I can't recommend MCN enough.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinicians Network is an outstanding nonprofit that brings awareness to the need for health justice for an extremely undeserved and vulnerable population.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization dedicated to helping migrants get needed healthcare. Migrant workers are a cornerstone to our society but are underserved and this organization helps close some of those gaps.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinicians Network does extremely important work helping clinicians deliver health care to the mobile poor. They are also helping to educate the public about the impact of immigration policies on children and families. The staff of MCN is knowledgeable, dedicated, and effective. I hold Migrant Clinicians Network in the highest esteem.

Donna A.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MCN provides support and technical assistance to those who serve our most vulnerable populations. This benefits the health of individuals and also adds to the community's resilience. They are an admirable steward of philanthropy and worth of our support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This non profit helped me communicate with our burgeoning Spanish Speaking community. They shared their resources as soon as I reached out to them. It was so refreshing to work with such a giving organization. Thank you

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN is terrific! It has great webinars on important health topics, especially for community health workers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization always has relevant topics to my job and my interests. The information is valuable to the entities I counsel and monitor. Further, the topics allow me to reflect on my own personal biases and challenge stereotypes.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a physician referring multiple patients, some with urgent follow-up needs, I’ve been very happy with the responsiveness of the MCN. Thank you for all your hard work and care!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They do superb work both in terms of education and also in terms of serving the health care professionals who work with migrants.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very informative, a great resource for my job. A website I frequent

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I rely on Migrant Clinicians Network to provide me with timely resources, informative content, and stories that inspire me and my colleagues.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They do everything for health care for the mobile population - from research to advocacy, to developing health teaching resources and treatment guideline.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN is a great organization that connects people and supports them on their journey. The network they have created is significant and their resources are supportive for other orgs as well. The staff at MCN care about their work and go beyond duties to try and create real, impactful change.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinicians Network is a great organization that connects migrants with continuing medical services, regardless of their migration patterns or industry. Their efforts to advance worker health and protections has helped move legislation forward and created the space for empowerment in communities around the US and abroad. Thanks for your work, MCN!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have never seen such a group of dedicated and committed professionals who are willing to go the extra mile to help Farm Workers and their families so they will be able to live healthy lives. My hat and heart go out to these physicians and health workers who care so much for the people who need their help the most.

Carol F.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organization with committed and dedicated health care professionals that focus on the migrating population for at risk workers and families, from exposure to pesticides, helping to prevent family violence, to managing TB treatment for individuals who are frequently changing locations.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

OMG, this is The Best Non-profit ever! As a clinician (pediatrician), i use them to help my patients, who need to move to another community. Often, these patients are poor. MCN helps them locate a clinic in their destination community, secures an appointment for them, and lets the patient know what paperwork they will need to take with them. But they do not stop there. They follow up on the patient, until they have made it to their new community and have gone to their appointment. Then, they call the physician in that clinic to make sure he/she had a good experience with the patient. Then, they follow up with the patient. If everyone is happy and satisfied, then they contact me to let me know my patient has found a new medical home. NO OTHER ORGANIZATION DOES THIS with this efficiency and respect for all concerned. If you are a physician, consider them like a transport team, who is assuming care until they have been delivered to the emergency room. They are fluent in multiple languages. And this service is FREE. They survive on grants and fundraising.

I have utilized their services for over a decade. They now help me connect immigrant families crossing the southern border with clinics in their destination communities across the country. They are a vital link in this effort to ensure that ill immigrant children will be able to be seen by a physician, as soon as they arrive.

I so admire their work, that I asked, if I could serve on their board of directors. Proud to be a part of this compassionate group. Please consider donating to their efforts. I try to donate at every chance.

Most sincerely,

Marsha R. Griffin, MD (pediatrician on the border)

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great small sustainable organization that cares about individuals who are often left out of the current dialogue of health care coverage

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a professional that is connected with the community, Migrants Clinicians Network , not only brings amazing webinars that not only teach, impact, but promote and encourage prevention, changes in our lifestyles, habits, but the most MCN has a heart and commitment to help low income communities. It is an organizations that goes beyond to help. many talk; MCN does!

Board Member

Rating: 5

MCN offers invaluable support to the clinicians who care for the most vulnerable and marginalized families in our country. These families provide critical services to our nation and without their presence, many of us would not have food and other comforts we consider privileges. Please support MCN in their important work. Vicki Thuesen, FNP

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinicans Network is a stellar non-profit, connecting migrants with continuing healthcare. Their research has helped move policies forward and deepen the understanding of issues, helping to find solutions for workers and migrants nationally and internationally.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great group that makes and disseminates invaluable materials, especially with regards to key health and legal challenges affecting the community. Very fast and effective responses and collegial staff.

Javier R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN is a mission-driven organization with unique resources for a vulnerable population of migrant farm-workers.

Asun A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great source of information and support. Thank you!

jgranddoucet

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a nurse who works with migrant farmworkers in some of New England's dairies I find MCN to be an invaluable resource.

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m a family doc at a community clinic, and while I don’t treat many migrants, MCN’s work and the experience they share on their newsletter informs and improves my care of my patients.

Board Member

Rating: 5

MCN has a focused mission, is well respected in the field, and is efficient and effective with its use of resources. The staff are experienced, compassionate and articulate. Its current work advocating for addressing of medical needs of immigration detainees fills an important gap.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinicians Network plays an important role supporting the health network that is the enabling base for the under served and migrant workers across the nation. Providing the link that enables migrant populations to keep in contact with a multitude of care givers is amazing!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm interning with MCN this semester and I have learned so much in very short time period. This organization is made up by a group of incredible, talented and passionate people who are dedicated to their clients, and their work.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My Community Health Center (Salud Family Health Centers, Ft. Lupton CO) has been involved with MCN since its inception. The work that they do is vitally important for the health & well-being of the underserved migrant & agricultural farm workers.

cjohnson51

Donor

Rating: 5

MCN is an incredible organization. They provide essential resources for the mobile poor, which help ensure access and continuity of care for patients who would otherwise be left behind.

Terri A. H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a clinician working in healthcare for agricultural/migrant workers, I find the MCN a very valuable resource for culturally relevant health care advice and education.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I work with the Migrant Education Program in our school district and I truly appreciate all that you do and hope you can continue supporting migrant workers and their families. I go out and recruit migrant families in our district to offer supportive services, like daycare services, school registration assistance, translating etc. and being able to provide health information that is available through your website has been very helpful.

Thanks for all you do,
Mrs. Jimenez

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN provides great (and important) educational information for health professionals and Community Health Workers nationwide. They address many important issues facing migrant communities as well as other underserved populations/communities.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

MCN is an organization of passionate, talented, committed people who coordinate to serve the clinicians throughout the US who provide safety net care. They identify and tackle problems and get results. The TBNet program that functions across the globe and achieves medication completion rates equal to those in the US; Hombres Unidos engages men to help end domestic violence; and a rich series of programs aims to reduce pesticide exposure and prevent injuries among low-wage, high risk working populations, among other programs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with Migrant Clinicians Network, and I have been very impressed with the idealism and dedication of all staff members.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinicians Network goes over and beyond the call of duty to bring quality healthcare to a population that often has nobody else to look out for them. We have collaborated on a project that could not have happened without MCNI's gracious, barely compensated, participation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Their work is great, providing information and resources for health professionals treating an underserved population. The newsletter is also great, as it covers various topics in healthcare relevant to migrant workers, and profiles people in the health field.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN has been an inspiration to replenish my energy & spirits in what can be very trying/exhausting work. They have improved & updated programs that help our clients receive better healthcare; which can be difficult for such a mobile population as the one that I work with. I have had reports of great successes in continuity of care with our vulnerable population, and they have always been very responsive when I had questions needing answers. I enjoy their assistance as well as their resources & trainings.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

hope still on time to do this review.
I learn and and like their articules and their classes where a get mi credits for my certification as a promotora ....thanks to the staff for sharing your knowledge and time with us

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

Course was good , learned a lot but I have not received my CE /participant certificate for .
5-31-17 - from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
SESION ECHO Hipertensión e Implementación de Programas de Diabetes Basados en la Evidencia.

emailed Beatrice Smith who responded that Teresa Lyons would assist with the CE certificate matter

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinicians Network is a terrific organization dedicated to improving the health care that migrant workers receive. I am especially impressed with the efforts MCN has made to ensure continuity of care among migrant workers. This is very important work, and Migrant Clinicians Network does it well.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that offers all kinds of training and materials for the most vulnerable people - migrant workers. They are exceptional in that they are involved in coalitions at many levels.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN has worked behind the scenes for many years, educating providers and others who serve farmworkers. Their quarterly publication Streamline is outstanding. The multiple resources MCN offers online combine latest research and ease of use (in Spanish of course) to equip those who serve the needs of this diverse population. MCN is an invaluable public health partner.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinician's Network is an incredible agency that has provided invaluable resources and support to our organization over the years. They have true expertise in the area of migrant health and are always a first stop for us when we are looking to make improvements to our programming.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When we went to one of their trainings online it was so informational and I could then share info during Migrant Pac Meetings and parents enjoyed.

2 Gayle21

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a family physician caring for farmworkers in North Carolina, I have valued the clinical resources available for free on MCN's website. These resources include the case management service for farmworkers who are migrating with chronic medical issues. At my first East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, I met MCN's Amy Liebman, who generously mentored me in my role as a faculty member training medical students and residents in farmworker health when this was a new topic to me. I then became a board member and have benefitted from the resources represented by the entire staff. I frequently find relevant and interesting material in the weekly blog.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing and timely work in Puerto Rico with the Zika virus outbreak, they have a remarkable Project ECHO underway to address this work.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

MCN has a strong leadership team, careful financial oversight, a great reputation in the area of health, migration and justice, and a skilled and dedicated staff. Programatic highlights include the Health Networks Program, trainings of clinicians and health workers, and an occupational health program that includes education and advocacy.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

El trabajo realizado por esta organización ha ayudado y sigue ayudando a tantas personas necesitadas. Una y otra vez la dedicación mostrada por el personal no falta en sorprenderme.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been touched and inspired over the years by MCN. Working across borders, cultures and governments, they support efforts to bring healthcare to some of our most vulnerable populations. The challenges that they face are formidable. They never give up.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work that is being done by Migrant Clinicians Network Inc. to combat poverty and improve the health of migrants is truly remarkable. Their staff is so dedicated to improving the lives of others. Thank you for all that you do.

1 alahay1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an intern at MCN and am constantly amazed by the work they do. They passionately advocate for Migrant Workers who are often neglected in the scope of workers rights advocacy. They work tirelessly to come up with new and innovative ways to reach this population and make significant changes. I am so impressed by all of the different angles they take to approach this issues from worker training to webinars to clinic partnerships and providing onsite training for clinicians. Keep it up MCN :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These people are extremely dedicated to the work they do in order to bring about important and needed change!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

El trabajo que realizan es de gran beneficio para esta población y ustedes están realizando esta tarea admirable .

Pido a quienes pueden contribuir a esta noble causa su apoyo.

Sigan adelante

1 Jose26

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an educational and advocacy group MCN means hope for hundred of farmworkers and clinicians who work with them

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

MCN provides up to date stories and information about healthcare and social service agencies offering care or services to migrant workers. MCN has invited us to share info about our programs as well as read stories about other health centers' programs. It is an excellent resource that can help spread the word and increase access to these services for an underserved population as well as share ideas that inspire organizations to learn from one another.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

Great organization with awesome, dedicated staff committed to the population they are working for.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I served on the Board of Directors for MCN in years past. I continue to receive support for programs and people served by my organization from the resources provided by MCN.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization provides an important service for a population of people who previously had a difficult time receiving quality medical services, sometimes just because the individuals did not have their medical records.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN has been a strong advocate for providing services to diagnose and treat persons with or at risk for tuberculosis. They have been leaders in getting needed services to the underserved population of migrant farm workers in the United States.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinicians Network really works to advocate for migrant workers in the US and all over the world. They are truly dedicated to educating migrant workers on the risks of their jobs and helping them receive the care they deserve. They do so by working to better educate the clinicians who devote their lives to serving these workers. MCN is a great organization that really stands behind the population they serve.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization does fantastic work helping individuals who are otherwise overlooked by society by providing healthcare options, dedication, and unwavering loyalty to the patients they serve. Without MCN there would be many people not receiving the proper medical attention they require. Excellent work friends!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN is an invaluable resource for working with migrant and other undeserved populations. I have received quality training through our collaboration over the years. I HIGHLY recommend them to any person or agency seeking to support the most overlooked and necessary population in our country.