4254.1 Border Health

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Borders worldwide have social conditions different from their respective bordering countries. The U.S.-Mexico Border is one of the more documented examples of the different socio-economic, cultural and environmental settings that affect the health situation of the populations living on a border. In this panel we will present on: promoting health along the border, especially children's environmental health; non-communicable diseases and associated risk factors on the US-Mexico Border; major contributors to the burden of disease and disabilities for the US-Mexico Border communities, and the challenge of transmissible diseases.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss efforts to reduce socioeconomic gradients associated with chronic diseases and their risk factors 2. Demonstrate how road injuries, violence, mental illness, suicide, and depression are all major contributors to the burden of disease and disabilities for the US Mexico Border communities.

Challenges in Transmissible Diseases
Luis G. Castellanos, MD, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-World Federation of Public Health Associations
Endorsed by: International Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)