The Eleventh Annual Binational Health Week took place from October 1- 16, 2011 in the United States and Canada. According to information from the coordinators of the local planning committees, we estimate that over 500,000 people benefited through at least 3,641 activities performed by 7,500 agencies and 15,000 volunteers, under the direction of 150 consulates working in coordination with 174 planning committees. In addition, there were over 500 media reviews written on the event, meaning millions more received the health education messages. Five awareness campaigns were created for the Latino community on the following topics: Women’s Health (Latina immigrant women tend to be younger, with children, low-income, and with little health care access), Mental Health (substance abuse), Infectious diseases (addressing the high rates of Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B along the U.S. – Mexico border in particular), Chronic Disease (Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, and Obesity), and Access to Health Care (of which Latinos have the least). The inaugural event and the Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Health were held on October 3-4, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. The closing event was held October 17, 2011 in Tijuana, Mexico.
To view the 2011 report, click Here
To view the Forum report, click Here