United States & Mexico Border Public Health: Affiliates on Both Sides Working Toward Solutions
Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This session will highlight APHA’s commitment to addressing border health issues through collaboration.
The session will start with an overview of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and APHA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to address on border health disparities and develop solutions. Representatives of APHA affiliated state public health associations along the US side of the border will describe examples of collaborative projects in their respective states. Likewise, Mexico public health officials will detail examples of programs on the other side of the border.
Session Objectives: Describe the significance of the APHA and PAHO/WHO memorandum of understanding.
Describe at least one collaborative project aimed at improving public health along the Mexico & Southern US border.
Discuss local actions and best practices with binational/global implications for advancing research, systems & policy.
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Organized by: APHA-Council of Affiliates
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)