Online Program

PAHO Border Health Session

Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The proposed session will provide examples of best practices in the application of public health interventions and policies at the US-MX border, focused on border health and migrant health, as well as the interaction and coordination between civil society, local governments and bi-national mechanisms. A plan to improve the quality of life of the residents in Vinton, Texas using the human security approach will be presented. Also included in this panel will be a situation analysis of Health in adolescents in the Arizona-Sonora border with the participation of the Binational Health Councils (organized civil society professionals at border cities in both states); it will include a review of strategies and plans currently implemented, successful and promising experiences and lessons learned with community based programs involving prevention and management of Teen Pregnancy. The cooperation between the Tamaulipas Public Health Society its counterpart at Texas to improve health on the U.S. Mexico Border will be analyzed and lessons learned will be discussed.
Session Objectives: To discuss a community-based participatory action plan to improve the quality of life of Vinton, Texas’ residents using the human security approach To describe innovative collaboration strategies between Arizona and Sonora in teen pregnancy prevention programs and Successful interventions at bi-national level To explain current transborder cooperation in public health issues between Tamaulipas and Texas and its influence along the U.S.-Mexico Border To analyze the key issues facing migrant populations along the U.S. Mexico Border

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Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, International Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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