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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

116 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN has been at the forefront in getting timely information out during the pandemic. Their series of webinars have been extremely helpful for advocates. Great staff and very happy to work with Amy!

Shannon M.13

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Migrant Clinicians Network is one of the premier resources for health care providers and trainees volunteering at our UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinics for the past 20+ years. Similar to MCN's mission our clinic aims to make accessible to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and their families free, quality and culturally appropriate health care services. MCN allows us to meet one of the largest challenges posed by the the transient nature of the population continuity of care for those with chronic health conditions. MCN serves as a clearinghouse for patient records ensuring that that no matter where the farmworkers migrate they will be able to access to their medical records.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The collaboration we have with MCN is extremely valuable! The most important aspect of our partnership has been the doctors reports, updates, and discussions. The information is always the most recent and helps our populations. They have organized our advertisements and marketing. We have adapted all of their fliers, posters, tri-fold brochures, etc. We were able to provide Tyson meat packing plant in Garden City, KS with over 1000 fliers in English and Spanish. They provided us with learning sessions and our organizations have adopted their forms and now we are better prepared to present our reports and data. We have also incorporated their rapid community assessment model and that has helped us to better identify where our time and resources need to be expended. The personal attention they pay to our organization has helped to move us to the next level with Covid-19 and vaccine awareness.

Xavier M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Well organized and knowledgeable organization helping agricultural workers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with MCN has been an extraordinary one. I participated in their Diabetes Ed Training this past year. The organization's passion for helping marginalized communities throughout the U.S. and other areas is incomparable. Working with them allowed me to understand the importance of viewing all patients and their struggles through a SDOH lens. I highly recommend signing up for their trainings or participating in their webinars.

Caroline Bachelder J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a migrant health nurse practitioner the support MCN provides is invaluable, especially in uncertain times like these.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN continues to provide an accurate and clear picture of the issues impacting agricultural workers and their families. As a nation, we depend on our migrant workforce and MCN works hard to keep us up to date with information on the health and wellness of this valuable working population.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with MCN's W2W program. It feels so empowering to a part of this amazing organization. I am grateful to be able to work side by side with kind and energized people who are focused on providing compassionate support and effective solutions to problems that can otherwise feel overwhelming. Thank you, MCN and W2W!
~Jennifer

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a physician I am acutely aware of the inequities in access to healthcare and social services that affect migrant workers, immigrants, asylum seekers and people with low English proficiency. MCN does incredible work in supporting these populations and the providers who care for them. Bravo!

Kris M.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They focus on very marginalized populations, and help clinicians to modify their care delivery systems to make sure their needs are served.

Sherri L.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a faculty member at Southern IL University-Carbondale, my research area was migrant and seasonal farmworker oral health. MCN was a great resource as I studied the population. They go above and beyond to serve our dear farmworkers.

Giorgio F.

Board Member

Rating: 5

MCN has succeded expectations in many ways, promoting the inclusion of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in vulnerable populations and generating scientific knowledge and high-level debate to make front against common enemies of UHC.
MCN is very organized, strongly accountable, goal-oriented, and empowered by a set of several experts and disciplines that make it a great nonprofit to support.

griffinmrmd

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I considered it one of my highest honors to be asked years ago to serve on the Board of Directors. I immediately said, YES.

I have served on many non-profit Boards over the years, but MCN stands out, because MCN has developed and nurtured a Culture of Caring. Truly caring about their clients, their staff and each other. I have an old denim shirt with MCN's emblem on it from years ago. I still wear it frequently. Emblazoned on a heart, it reads,

"Migrant Clinician Network
Born to Care"

This, and the fact that MCN has a proven track record of success, is why I continue to raise funds for them. They are worth my time AND my money.

Thank you to all the members of the beautiful MCN family. I am so pleased to be considered one of you!

Mil gracias,
Marsha Griffin, MD

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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)

Xochitl C.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

MCN Is an extraordinary organization of committed people doing wonderful work for those who need the most. Their ethical and moral principles guide their integral humanitarian mission and work. They are reaching the most underserved populations.

Board Member

Rating: 5

MCN is playing a critical role in providing health care to vulnerable immigrants. They are in the field where the need is, but also connected to a network of health care providers to provide the critically needed services for this population. Their expertise covers the range of medical needs from maternal and pediatric care to mental health to occupational disease prevention and treatment. I am honored to serve on the board of this fabulous nonprofit organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a granddaughter, daughter and niece of immigrant farmworkers, I began donating to MCN because of their mission to help migrant populations access healthcare. We often take for granted how easily accessible our food and produce is without much of a thought as to how it gets to our tables. That is thanks to the farmworkers who toil in the summer heat and winter cold to ensure our produce makes it to our homes. MCN provides a health lifeline to the migrant populations that pick strawberries in the summer in California and apples in the fall in Washington, ensuring they are able to access the health services they need to continue providing for their families and ours. Thank you MCN, you have a donor for life.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a pediatrician advocating for immigrant health, I really appreciate Migrant Clinicians Network’s invaluable support of this community!

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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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN is a critical leader on addressing the needed protections for food and farm workers, especially during this time of Covid-19.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent group. Their dedication to helping physicians involved in migrant health is unparalleled.

Jean53

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN has been a wonderful resource over the years in understanding farmworkers' health and the social determinants of health. Not only do I rely on this evidence based resource for my practice, but I send all of my NP students to this site.

Jean Davison, DNP, FNP-BC
Associate Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent resource and educational outreach for migrant health!

Jean Davison, DNP, FNP-BC, Clinical Asst Professor to UNC-Chapel Hill, NC

1 Luisa Fernanda S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a non-profit that is allowing a group of medical professionals connect in an excellent manner well before the COVID-19 pandemic. It has always been my impression, that they have been ahead of the game and are always looking for ways to innovate and build connection.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Recognizing the importance of migrant workers, the sub standard conditions most of them live and work in is a critical part of the Migrant Clinicians Network foundation. The supports they provide are always culturally aware and supportive of the families who need their help.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MCN has supported the fair trade program by applying their expertise in our standards and training development. Their experience and knowledge of the migrant worker population is critical in helping organizations like Fair Trade USA and others, better understand realities and needs of this migrants and help us improve the tools to support with different challenges. Their work supporting migrant workers through their network of clinics and continued care programs are also essential resources for migrant workers that our organization works with (we try to promote these resources as much as possible).

Previous Stories

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

As a physician I have been very concerned about the inequitable impact of Covid-19 on the essential and underserved workers who keep us all going. MCN provides vital services to those who care and advocate for these people. It is a first-rate organization run by dedicated people!

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has been instrumental in orchestrating the health care needs for the essential migrant workers throughout the United States and over 100 foreign countries. It has a commitment to the underserved community and has a solid reputation based on its CEO and other employees who have been around for 20 years or longer.

I highly recommend the work that MCN is doing, and has done, throughout its existence.



Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit that has really "stepped up" during the Covid-19 pandemic to make sure accurate and timely information is available for both agricultural workers and the health care clinicians who are providing the health care needs of this population.

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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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have more than a decade of experience working in the nonprofit world, so I have some credibility when I say that Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is a diamond in the rough. Often, nonprofits are organizations staffed by wonderful people whose visions cannot be put into place for any number of reasons, despite the very best of intentions. In contrast, MCN is an organization that does not simply envision a world made better through their efforts; they put dreams and practicality into action, delivering critical, necessary solutions with incredible real-world results. Their impact is simply unparalleled, particularly on the intersections of vulnerability, health, and justice. Interacting with any member of the staff, it quickly becomes evident that MCN is more than a job for them--it is a family working together to change the world through altruism and awareness, teamwork and initiative. The world is indeed a better, healthier place because of MCN.

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

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

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.

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.

1 Asun A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great source of information and support. Thank you!

1 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.

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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.

1

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.

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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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