Online Program

Border Health 2020, a binational prevention & health promotion initiative

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Robert Guerrero, MBA, Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Border Health, Arizona Department of Health Services, Tucson, AZ

The main purpose of Healthy Border 2020 is to provide a framework for border region public health goals and the actions needed to improve the health of U.S. and México border residents. This program addresses five public health priorities of binational concern, including chronic and degenerative diseases; infectious diseases; maternal and child health; mental health and addiction; and injury prevention. These priorities reflect the work of a diverse group of public health professionals, academicians, and other border stakeholders and organizations assembled to serve as a border binational technical work group tasked to develop a binational strategic plan that border stakeholders can use to coordinate public health responses at the binational, state, and local levels.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the contents and purpose of the Border Healthy 2020 program, centered in its five public health priorities that affects both sides of the Mexico-US Border.

Keyword(s): Immigrant Health, Latinos

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the Chief of the OBH for the ADHS, I was the principle of a federally funded cooperative agreement for the delivery of the Healthy Border 2020 Initiative, coordinating the development & integration of the binational reports of this initiative. I have served as the Border Health Officer for Arizona and as a delegate to the US-Mexico Border Health Commission since 2005.
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.