Online Program

Role of Mexican Society of Public Health in the construction of border health

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Gustavo Iturralde Arriaga, MD, MPH, PAHO/WHO, El Paso, TX
Brief review of the Mexican Society of Public Health since 1944, and its subsidiaries in the United States – Mexico Border States, specially an analysis of the work they do with local, state, national and international health institutions. Review strategies for prevention, disease control and professionalization of public health workers in the border area. Lessons learned from different interventions in public health and replication of successful interventions in the border. Mexican Societies of Public Health are civil organizations dedicated to improve the health and wellbeing of Mexican people, working together with other sectors, trying to bring equity in the process of health-disease. Review of the recommendations from the border health meeting 2012, the Memorandum of Understanding with American Public Health Association and Pan American Health Organization. Presentation of examples of different processes between societies at both sides of the border, like Texas-Tamaulipas and Sonora-Arizona.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Identify the main characteristics of the Mexican Society of Public Health and its subsidiaries in the US-MX border. Understand the role of public health societies and associations in the improvement of public health in both sides of the border through coordinated List different processes in both countries according to common interests and their impact in lifestyle of border population.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Family and Community Health Consultant at PAHO/WHO United States – Mexico Border Office since 2009, working with local, state, national e international health institutions (government and non-government) in aspects related to health priorities in both sides of the border, working closely with public health organizations of United States and Mexico.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.