Practical solutions at the intersection of MCN’s initiatives support clinicians on the front lines of migration health. Working together as a community we improve the health of the most vulnerable underserved populations.
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We began with three clinicians who shared a deep commitment to migrants and a profound sense of isolation clinicians serving on the front lines of care. Since 1984, MCN has grown to harness the force of more than 10,000 clinicians to provide peer support, resources, innovative programs and quality education in support of this mobile underserved population. Guided by a clinical board of directors and operated by a multilingual staff with clinical, cultural, and technical expertise, MCN is a professional home for clinicians serving migrants and a force for health justice in the United States, in Mexico, and around the world.
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