Strengthening collaboration and sharing experiences on the U.S. Mexico Border
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health administration or related administration
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Define the structures and transnational networks in developing and implementing cooperative public policy across borders. Identify opportunities where stakeholders promoting transnational interests come together to define public problems propose policies to improve health. Analyze brokers in the transnational cross border public health context bringing NGOs, academics and government organizations to coalesce and build consensus around common interests. .
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been Chief of the U.S. Mexico Border Office, PAHO/WHO for over 6 years, working to improve public health
along the border, strengthening institutional and community capacity at the local level. I collaborated with the U.S. Mexico Border Health Association (USMBHA) organizing the Annual Meeting 2007-2010. I work with academic institutions APHA and the Mexican Society for Public Health to increase opportunities for public health practitioners to share information and exchange experiences.
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.