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Binational Health Week (BHW) has evolved into one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population that lives in the United States and Canada. During BHW, federal, state and local government agencies, community-based organizations and thousands of volunteers come together in the month of October to conduct a series of health promotion and health education activities including workshops, insurance referrals, vaccinations and medical screenings.
BHW main partners include the Secretariats of Health and Foreign Affairs of Mexico, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, and Peru, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several Departments of Public Health, the Council of Mexican Federations in North America, and the Health Initiative of the Americas, a program of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.
Results from Binational Health Week 2016
The sixteenth edition of BHW took place during the month of October primarily in the United States. At the same time, BHW also expanded for the first time to other countries such as Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, and Spain, among others thanks to the participation and leadership of the consular networks of México, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, and Peru. Thanks to their leadership and other agencies, 1,784 health activities and events were organized, including health fairs, conferences, classes, and sports events. Approximately 240,146 people attended those events. Close to 4,680 organizations joined this efforts and offered free health screenings and services, including glucose, cholesterol, BMI, blood pressure, HIV, mammograms, breast exams, PAP smears, dental check-ups, vision check-ups, bone density, flu shots and other vaccinations, mental health screenings, health insurance enrollments and referrals, among other health related services.
Archives of Previous Binational Health Weeks: